(December 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits formerly listed as 'Lou Cameron?', but art on this cover is not by him.

The Last Hiding Place (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
Characters:
Lizette (dies); Brett Hannigan (dies); Nita Dell (dies)
Synopsis:
Fate presents us with Madame Lizette and her carnival wax museum of unnatural history. Resorting to witchcraft, she breathes new life into a werewolf and a tiger woman. In a confrontation with the police, Lizette catches fire at her cauldron and burns like her ancestors.

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 37 (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:
"The scientific world was never more astounded than by the experiments of a young assistant to professor Marcus Keeler, a brilliant botanist of the late 19th century..."
Said assistant grows carnivorous plants and is attacked by them. He is saved by the professor.

Rendezvous with the Phantom Gypsies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A gypsy boy flees the orphanage he lives in and travels with a salesman to a gypsy camp. They witness a gypsy wedding. In an outburst of jealousy the salesman kills the groom and drives away, burning down the camp. The boy escapes and is found by the police. The events he saw took place ten years ago, at the time when he was brought to the orphanage.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 38 (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:
"The trading ship 'Palar' set sail from Bombay, India, with full cargo in the late 19th century headed for port in New York..."
En route, Captain Holland throws a sick native over board, but encounters the zombie-like native again later in life and dies of the same illness.

The Witch's Wicked Words (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Running from the police and his gangster friends, crook and murderer Louie Brink is sent back to the year 1450 through a time machine. Cornered by a mob of witch-hunting Germans who want to burn him at the stake, Louie saves the last bullet for himself.

Indexer Notes

The artist is probably not Jack Davis but someone closely imitating his style.
It's not Nostrand either, it's Woromay (art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.).

Package from a Stranger (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Sales clerk Fraken comes in possession of a package containing future-telling herbs. Fraken sees his own destruction and laughs. Not for long.

When His Number's Up... (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:
Fate watches over reckless businessman Guyle Kraft. He is spared by fire, electricity, falling objects and even gets away with murdering his partner. When Kraft is caught in an avalanche, Fate states: "His destiny has been fulfilled!"
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Last Hiding Place
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 37
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Rendezvous with the Phantom Gypsies
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 38
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. The Witch's Wicked Words
  7. 6. Package from a Stranger
  8. 7. When His Number's Up...
    Fate
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  • Dan Kurdilla
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