(August 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:
?
Format:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; Full Color; Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior; Saddle-Stitched; was On-Going Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

The 5 Lives of Otto Marlin (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mad scientist Otto Marlin poisons Vivian Lake to learn about her previous lives. When cornered by the police, he poisons himself and is reincarnated in the middle ages. Marlin meets Lake again. They chase each other back through time.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #23 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
occult; non-fiction
Synopsis:
"From the sinister interior of the Florida everglades, comes a haunting and almost unbelievable story..."
Two hunters trespass into indian burial grounds, are cursed and killed by the ghost of an avenging indian warrior.

Stampede of the Centaurs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Fate (host)
Synopsis:
Archeologist Harlow Griffith releases a horde of living centaurs from a cave at Mt. Pindus in Greece. He joins their ranks and commits acts of murder and plundering. Griffith and his centaurs are imprisoned in the cave again, this time guarded by their worst nemesis, Hydra.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #24 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"The tale of 'the cave of the vampire bat' has been a topic of rapt discussion for years among the people of Mexico..."
When three men enter the forbidden cave, one of them remains there - changed into a gigantic bat.

Satan's Sinister Bargain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
Tony Pascal, petty thief and murderer, comes into possession of the "Devil's Mirror". By looking into it, one is drawn into the realm of Satan. Pascal makes a deal and may return as long as he feeds the devil other souls.

Spectre in the Arena (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Boxing promoter Willy Martin arranges a foul fight. His late partner, Mike Kelly, returns from the grave and punches him to death.

High Priestess of the Snake People (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [“Ace” Baker] (see notes)
Inks:
? [“Ace” Baker] (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In the Swiss Alps, a young american stumbles across a cult of snake-worshippers. He is bewitched by the beautiful snake queen Gilda. An old villager comes to his help and blows the whole bunch to kingdom come with a pack of dynamite.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. refers to this artist as “Ace” Baker, a Matt-Baker-imitator, who worked for Ace Magazines.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The 5 Lives of Otto Marlin
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery #23
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Stampede of the Centaurs
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery #24
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Satan's Sinister Bargain
  7. 6. Spectre in the Arena
  8. 7. High Priestess of the Snake People
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Smith
  • Donald Dale Milne