(December 1953)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
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)

Reprints:

Strange Gift from the Unknown (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In Paris, art painter Philip Rhodes is a failure. Though warned by Fate, he indulges in a satanic deal with the forces of the supernatural. Rhodes gets to be famous, but is overcome by a mad urge to kill.

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 27 (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:
"On the eerie wasteland of the Scottish moores, there are footprints of a huge animal that to this day defies explanation..."
Scientists hatch a prehistoric egg and release a blood-sucking monster on society.

Revenge of the Haunted (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:
Biff Stone is a monster-hunter. He supplies circuses around the world with werewolves, vampires and such. When his kidnapping of a mermaid princess fails and Stone kills the being in cold blood, Fate steps in and metes out poetical justice: Stone himself is transformed into a merman and has to live as an aquarium's main attraction.

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 28 (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:
"Greed has been the instigator of many crimes. The strangest of these criminal acts occurred in the late part of the nineteenth century in a European country..."
Martin Kroner strangles his uncle to inherit his precious ring. When he opens the coffin to steal the ring, the dead uncle strangles him!

Phantoms of the Forgotten (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The crook George Crandall resurrects himself a posse of undead wild west bad men. They commit robberies until a wild west sheriff is brought back to life as well.

No Escape (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A painter spends years of his life to paint the beginning of time, Creation itself. When he succeeds, Creation happens.

Invitation to Your Wake (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A congregation of werewolves, zombies, vampires and other monsters meets in a castle. They invite all mystery writers there and kill them - so they won't reveal any more secrets of the supernatural. Walter Lawson escapes the fiendish plot and manages to destroy the evil society - by crashing his plane laden with chemicals into the castle.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Strange Gift from the Unknown
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 27
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Revenge of the Haunted
    Fate
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 28
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Phantoms of the Forgotten
    Fate
  7. 6. No Escape
  8. 7. Invitation to Your Wake
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Smith
  • Donald Dale Milne