(March 1955)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Volume:
31
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Periodical House, Inc.
Brand:
Ace
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia reads: Volume XXXI, Number 1, #182.

Since Ace used Leroy lettering exclusively by the end of 1952, all of the stories (because handlettered) are reprints from earlier romance titles.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photography)
Inks:
? (photography)
Colors:
? (photography)

Genre:
romance

Marriage Can Wait (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Cooper
Inks:
Paul Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Kay Brandon; Roy Wakefield; Michael Dodd; Midge; Ruth
Synopsis:
Government office worker Kay is engaged to engineer Roy, but he keeps postponing their wedding. They have even picked out a house, but Roy’s father falls ill and Roy gives his parents the money he’d saved for the down payment. Roy says marriage will have to wait. Kay’s friend sets up a date for her with Michael. Roy catches them and breaks their engagement. When Kay refuses to wed Michael, he tries to kill them both, but fails. Roy apologises for his insecurity and he and Kay reconcile.
Reprints:
  • From ?

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Dare She Took (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Carol Scott; Mildred; Phil Wayne; George Godfrey; Mr. Grant
Synopsis:
Carol’s roommate Mildred signs them up to be “party girls” who escort businessmen in town for conventions. Carol is outraged when private detective Phil suspects her of fleecing the men she’s paid to escort, but she and Phil eventually fall in love. When Phil breaks a date on Carol’s birthday, she accompanies Mildred to another “party girl” affair. A man gets fresh and Carol pushes him away—the man falls to the ground, dead. Phil stands up for her and Carol is cleared when it’s determined the victim had a heart attack.
Reprints:
  • From ?

Indexer Notes

The same script was used for "Party Girl" in All True Romance (Comic Media, 1951 series) 19 (September 1954), except in that version the man at the end doesn't die (he just has a concussion).

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Last third of last page is advertisement "What's the answer to these school problems?" - by the the National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools.

High-Pressure Romance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Giusto
Inks:
Frank Giusto
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Arlene Ellis; Mrs. Carter Dudley; Kirk Martingale
Synopsis:
Arlene is secretary-companion to the wealthy Mrs. Dudley and loves Earle, her employer’s nephew. Mrs. Dudley claims Earle is a “snob” and a “leech,” but Arlene doesn’t believe it. At Sun Valley, she meets the wealthy Kirk but immediately leaves for Palm Beach. Kirk follows Arlene to Palm Beach, claiming he loves her. Mrs. Dudley and Arlene sail for Italy; Arlene learns she’ll inherit her employer’s fortune and that’s why Earle has been so interested in her. Kirk shows up on the ship and convinces Arlene to marry him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Giusto was an assistant and friend of Matt Baker. He did solo work for Ace Magazines and because he looks similar to Baker was spotted as "Ace Baker" for years.

For a More Glamorous You (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Advice on "smoothness" and "jilting your sweetheart".

They Called Me a Heartless Flirt (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Drusilla Parrish; Jerry Norwood; Betty; Mr. Parrish; Tony Abbott
Synopsis:
Drusilla agrees to marry Jerry, then discovers he loves Betty and is just using her to get a job on her father’s newspaper. Drusilla waits until the day of the wedding to break the engagement and gets a bad reputation in town as a result. Drusilla falls in love with Tony and they plan to wed. However, she learns Jerry committed suicide and she’s being blamed. Tony reveals that he’s Jerry’s half-brother and has been planning to jilt Drusilla in revenge. Drusilla shows up at the ceremony and Tony appears—he found a letter clearing Drusilla, and will marry her after all.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Marriage Can Wait
  3. 2. The Dare She Took
  4. 3. High-Pressure Romance
  5. 4. For a More Glamorous You
  6. 5. They Called Me a Heartless Flirt
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls