(November 1951)

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

Issue Notes

First issue of Baffling Mysteries.
Formerly Indian Braves.


[Volcano of Vengeance] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Volcano of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Tod Sloane, field man for the North American Museum, investigates Mount Pataxo, located in a small Central American country. In this volcano, an age-old but benign cult of godlike "goatmen" has survived. The superstitious locals want to sacrifice Sloane to prevent volcanic eruption. He is saved by the goatmen and their queen Arni. Sloane manages to disperse the locals superstition and wins a valuable artifact.

Phantom Snow Queen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth; George Appel
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth; George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Ski-jump sensation Irma Monroe has a vision of death the night before her fabulous nightly ski-jump at the New Hampshire Snowtop Lodge. She races to New York to see a psychiatrist about this. Meanwhile a skeletal phantom does all the work for her. Her boyfriend is worried. Going to New York he finds her comatose in a hospital, where she was brought after falling down an elevator shaft. Hearing the voice of her lover, Irma recovers. Mystery!
Reprints:

The Lady Was a Tiger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Bonita Jackson, wife to big-game-hunter Stuart, falls ill in the jungles of Western India and is brought to mysterious Dr. Zander, the only help available. Zander is mad and injects tiger blood into the veins of the unsuspecting woman. The lady turns into a tiger and runs off into the jungle. The worried husband follows her, gets in danger and is rescued by his tigeress. Husband confronts doctor, doctor draws gun, tiger leaps in and kills doctor.

Baffling Mysteries [#1] (Table of Contents)

Baffling Mysteries / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"The Danube river flows through small towns in lower Germany."
Two pranksters scare a ferryman on Halloween. They disguise as death ("We are Death!") ?!?
They ferry off into Nowhere.

Underwater Mystery (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The travel liner "Arcadia" goes down off the coast of New York. A husband and his wife struggle against drowning and experience wild fantasies. A creature named Zrynyi strangles them. They are rescued, Zrynyi lying dead beside them. Wild visions - or were they?!

Baffling Mysteries [#2] (Table of Contents)

Baffling Mysteries / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"The buried treasure of Captain Kidd..."
Man strolling on beach finds pirate treasure. Captain Kidd appears, man stabs him and runs to the police. On the crime scene, the Captain has changed into the body of an innocent beachchomber.

Terror in the Coal Pits (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Nurse Jarvis encounters a mine foreman in the Pennsylvania hills, who leads her to a group of men, caught in a cave-in. They give her instructions about a hidden, rich vein. Reporting this event in town, she if baffled to hear that the cave-in took place ten years ago, all the men were lost and the mine expired. The nurse and the mine owner's son investigate and discover an entrance to the cave-in. They marry and strike it richly.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Volcano of Vengeance]
  2. 1. Volcano of Vengeance
  3. 2. Phantom Snow Queen
  4. 3. The Lady Was a Tiger
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries [#1]
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. Underwater Mystery
  7. 6. Baffling Mysteries [#2]
    Baffling Mysteries
  8. 7. Terror in the Coal Pits
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