(June 1953)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
A. A. Wyn, Inc.
Brand:
Ace
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

The Phantoms' Vengeful Return (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Chic Stone ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Circus director Cal Massey sabotages the acts of his artists. They die and the circus draws more spectators. The ghosts of the murdered artists drive Massey into a flaming vat of oil.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #21 (Table of Contents)

A Hand of Fate Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"There is a well known legend told in a small town in Germany of a noted composer who lived there in the late nineteenth century..."
Driven by a mysterious visitor, the composer writes a "Devil's Concerto". He plays it for his music teacher, transforms into the devil and kills the man.

Potion from the Unholy Cauldron (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sy Grudko
Inks:
Sy Grudko
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Fate (host)
Synopsis:
Shakespeare scholar Henry Bostwick gets the idea to actually brew together the ingredients of the witches' cauldron from "Macbeth" - summoning a genie who does his bidding. Bostwick becomes a he-man, gets his hand on laser-technology from the 30th century, but is tricked by Shakespeare's three witches into a fatal miscalculation.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #22 (Table of Contents)

A Hand of Fate Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In the winter of 1903, two prospectors in the wasteland of Alaska mined a rich lode of gold..."
One kills the other. Getting back to civilization, there is no gold in his bag, but the body of his mate.

Web of the Spider Woman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In Hampshire in England a "spider woman" walks abroad. Half woman, half beast the spider attacks people randomly and drains them of their blood. Police inspector Evans can hunt down the giant spider and destroy it by fire.

Curse of the Dead Twin (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Richard Shepley saves a woman from a train wreck, but has to leave her twin sister behind dying. The twin sister curses him and comes back from the dead. She succeeds in claiming her sister to join her in death.

The Spectral Executioners (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Rice
Inks:
Ken Rice
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In 1848, Ivan Deltchev from the Russian military police is squatting insurrections in Poland. Torturing people to death is his daily bread. But the "legion of heroic dead" comes back to haunt him. Deltchev is driven to insanity and death.
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Phantoms' Vengeful Return
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery #21
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Potion from the Unholy Cauldron
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery #22
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Web of the Spider Woman
  7. 6. Curse of the Dead Twin
  8. 7. The Spectral Executioners
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Smith
  • Donald Dale Milne