(May 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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.

The Bride's Borrowed Time (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Husband becomes curious about the lifelike male dolls kept by his beautiful young wife -- and why one of them talked to him. Lucretia is a witch dabbling with the secrets of the "Australian bush country head-hunters".

Baffling Mysteries #7 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"One spring day in 1912, Richard Wentworth an American business man, checked in at a well known hotel in London ..."
The ghost of a burning man warns Wentworth that the hotel is on fire. The building can be safely evacuated with no one getting harmed.

Indexer Notes

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

Jungle Idol's Vengeful Rage (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Professional hunters in northern India stalk a black panther guided by Ra-La, goddess of destruction. Stealing Ra-La's ruby eyes, the hunters flee to London, but Ra-La catches on with them and takes bloody revenge.

Baffling Mysteries #8 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"History tells us of the murderous career of Lucrezia Borgia who was one of the most feared women of Italy..."
Actors rehearsing a play at the Borgia palace in 1933 are attacked by the ghost of Lucrezia.

Indexer Notes

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

At the Sound of Airi's Drum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Small-time punk kills a shopkeeper in Calcutta, then conjures up a mystical being using the drum that he stole from his victim. The drum's "djinn", Airi, grants him three wishes. The man's last wish is to be hidden from the police. Airi takes him down with him to his "fiery underworld domain".

Indexer Notes

Artwork appears to be by Lou Cameron but is unsigned.

The Glacier's Secret (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A pilot goes down on a glacier. He finds a cave and frozen viking warriors therein. By making a fire they come alive. The pilot is imprisoned but can escape.

Indexer Notes

Story corresponds loosely to the cover of Baffling Mysteries #24 (viking warrior frozen in ice).

Yama's Fiery Fury (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Explorers in Sumatra encounter a race of belligerent lava-men. They can be rendered harmless by contact with water, of course.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Bride's Borrowed Time
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #7
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. Jungle Idol's Vengeful Rage
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #8
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. At the Sound of Airi's Drum
  7. 6. The Glacier's Secret
  8. 7. Yama's Fiery Fury
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Walls
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls
  • James Ludwig