(January 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Volume:
?
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; 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)

Genre:
horror-suspense

Macabre Ritual in Witches' Glen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Witchcraft is at work in New England. A young couple witness "the exchange": a witch transforms her soul into the body of a freshly killed girl. The couple escape, but are stalked by the witch in her new body. Struggling with the man, she falls to her death.

Baffling Mysteries #3 (Table of Contents)

Baffling Mysteries / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In the early days of the American west, towns seemed to spring up almost overnight..."
When they are deserted later on, they become "ghost towns". A tourist visits such a ghost town, encountering actual ghosts.
Keywords:
supernatural

Fatal Rendezvous (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim McLaughlin
Inks:
Mario Rizzi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Warner Davis dies on the operating table, goes to heaven, but is sent back, because his time has not yet come. Davis awakes with the gift of clairvoyance and starts warning people about their deaths. No one believes him. Tortured by his knowledge, he is finally happy to die.

Baffling Mysteries #4 (Table of Contents)

Baffling Mysteries / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In 1897, Pierre Paitel, a painter, fell in love with Emilie, beautiful daughter of the count of Monceau..."
The count forbids their relationship. The painter goes to Paris, the girl dies of broken heart, believing her lover forgot about her.
Keywords:
supernatural

Horror on Canvas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Art painter Blake Roberts dies in a car crash, but awakens in the morgue as a deformed living dead man. He paints himself an evil picture, which guides his rotten soul. Roberts goes on a mission to destroy beauty and kill people. While struggling with his ex-fiancées new lover, the monster gets stabbed and melts away - into a heap of bones.

Indexer Notes

Unusually and uniquely bad artwork for Ace. Could be a swipe artist's singular try.

Peril of the Half-Dead (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

This story is missing on the DCM scan.

Black Magic in a Slinky Gown (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks:
Bill Walton ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Leonore Black is a beautiful woman, but also able to transform herself into a giant black widow spider. In this form she kills men who do harm to spiders: collectors and zoologists. The human black widow meets her fate when stung to death by a swarm of wasps.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tentative credits from Haunted Horror (IDW Publishing, 2012 series) #1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Macabre Ritual in Witches' Glen
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #3
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. Fatal Rendezvous
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #4
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. Horror on Canvas
  7. 6. Peril of the Half-Dead
  8. 7. Black Magic in a Slinky Gown
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dan Kocher
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls
  • James Ludwig