(March 1952)

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
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Terror Beneath the Tides (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? [“Ace” Baker] (see notes)
Inks:
? [“Ace” Baker] (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. refers to this artist as “Ace” Baker, a Matt-Baker-imitator, who worked for Ace Magazines.

A Game with Lucifer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Lou Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Barry Archer; The Devil
Synopsis:
Grandmaster Barry Archer plays chess with the Devil.

Indexer Notes

Inks are probably by Rocco Mastroserio. They worked as a team in this phase of Ace horror comic books.

Baffling Mysteries #5 (Table of Contents)

Baffling Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"Arthur Regan, well known American artist, had a strange experience in the summer of 1927..."
Visiting friends, Regan meets the ghost of a girl who drowned herself in the fountain pool.

Indexer Notes

One of a series of 1-page stories about supposedly true encounters with the supernatural.

Scourge of the Kentucky Hills (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Werewolf
Synopsis:
A dying doctor becomes a werewolf after his assistant gives him the transplanted heart of a wolf.

Baffling Mysteries #6 (Table of Contents)

Baffling Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"There has been a great deal of discussion concerning mediums who hold seances..."
A woman's murder is solved by contacting the victim through a medium.

Indexer Notes

One of a series of 1-page stories about supposedly true encounters with the supernatural.

Back from an Unhallowed Grave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Count Ricco
Synopsis:
Count Ricco unwittingly unearths the body of a vampire (his niece).

Indexer Notes

Artwork appears to be by Mike Sekowsky but is unsigned. Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006)

The Mummy's Curse (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Egyptian Whodunit: Archeologist sets deadly trap for his employer by springing a mummy's poisoned ornament on him. Egyptian detective can put the blame on him.
Reprints:

Terror Beneath the Tides (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Newspaper publisher refuses to print his reporter's story about a murderous monster from the sea.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Terror Beneath the Tides
  2. 1. A Game with Lucifer
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #5
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. Scourge of the Kentucky Hills
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #6
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. Back from an Unhallowed Grave
  7. 6. The Mummy's Curse
  8. 7. Terror Beneath the Tides
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls
  • James Ludwig