(November 1954)

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

["Fool! You cannot hold back time!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Who'd Believe Kasimir Raades? (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Broz in Croatia, 1865. Scientist Kasimir Raades develops an elixir of eternal youth and is full of best intentions, using this agent to help his aged friends first. They sadly die after some days, the elixir has to be improved. Raades however gets painted as madman and murderer. When he finally succeeds, it is to no avail. No one believes him and he himself doesn’t benefit either.

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 35 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"When professor Henry Crane and his guide lowered themselves into a secret chamber of the lost Inca temple, they did not calculate the dangers forecast by the natives of the Peruvian jungle..."
Discovering the "temple of the hawk god", both men are attacked and killed by a golden hawk come to life.

Big Top Nightmare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mysterious Countess Barovna joins the circus. She is an age-old vampire and kills off all the other acts to be the main act. In the end she gets staked and sent to her grave.
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Indexer Notes

Last third of last page is filled with an ad for the RIAL (Religion In American Life) automobile sticker.
In the first printing there was an ad for the Beyond reader contest. "Win cash prizes! Tell us which stories you liked best".

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 36 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"They were born twins, Guido and Marco, at the turn of the century. But fate played a weird trick on Marco. Guido was born tall and straight, but his twin brohter, Marco, was born with a deformed and twisted body..."
Through witchcraft Marco becomes normal, but has to kill Guido in the process. Of course Guido's ghost returns for revenge.

Death Wears No Face (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:
Combat correspondent Alec North is the sole survivor of a patrol running into trouble in Korea. He should have died, too, but can cheat Death and Fate. He continues an unhappy life. North starts seeing things that aren't really there and is haunted by faceless men. He returns to Korea and accepts his fate.

The Python's Dance (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
Dudley falls in love with the snake charmer Doreen. Tony, her python, seems to be jealous of their liaison. When Tony attacks Dudley, Doreen has to kill him and makes her new lover change for her. Dudley is going to be the next show's attraction.

Trial by Ghost Light (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Rice
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Playboy Weston is convicted and executed for a murder he didn't commit. The district attorney Dexter knew of his innocence, but used the case to become governor. Months later Dexter is poetically killed by a falling statue of justice and has to appear before a jury of ghosts. Dexter is sentenced to clear Weston's name - and does so.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Fool! You cannot hold back time!"]
  2. 1. Who'd Believe Kasimir Raades?
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 35
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Big Top Nightmare
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 36
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Death Wears No Face
    Fate
  7. 6. The Python's Dance
  8. 7. Trial by Ghost Light
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