(September 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:
Fred Gardener (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Available as a scan at digitalcomicmuseum.com.


["Stop struggling, fools!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Diogenes' Deadly Lamp (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Turner
Pencils:
Jim McLaughlin
Inks:
Mario Rizzi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Lex Markow
Synopsis:
"Loathsome young parasite" Lex Markow steals Diogenes' lamp from an antique dealer, but the relic turns out to be cursed. When he tries to get rid of the lamp Markow hangs himself - like it was predicted.

Indexer Notes

Robert Turner lists this as one of the stories he wrote from late 1950 - 1952, in his book "Some of My Best Friends Are Writers..." (1970).

Baffling Mysteries #11 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Richard Lowell
Synopsis:
"Richard Lowell had heard the legend of the old witch that haunted the abandoned mansion on the hill..."
On halloween night, Lowell takes a photo of the witch. No one believes him.

Indexer Notes

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

Nightmare Flight (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A young woman's fiancé returns, horribly scarred, months after he disappeared in a presumably fatal plane crash. He leads the woman into a death swamp, where she has to destroy an evil swamp queen to lay his tortured soul to rest.

Baffling Mysteries #12 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"The strange incident which is narrated below occurred in 1927, in the natural history museum of a large mid-western city..."
The curator gets killed by a "tribal death mask" falling from the wall. The mask had complained about being relocated from its home country earlier on.

Indexer Notes

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

Monster of the Moat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gattuso
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A bypasser rescues a witch imprisoned by an evil sorcerer and marries her, but things turn out badly. Because the monster of the moat wants its revenge!

Bells of Doom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
George Sanderval dreams that he murders a couple in a cathedral. Waking up he has stabbed his wife to death in his sleep. Was he executing an age-old curse which had befallen his family line?

Land of the Silicon Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A mysterious potion brought back from Africa turns men into glass ("silicon men"). When exploring the glass city, a party of reporters are captured. They turn on a siren. The silicon men break and shatter from the noise.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Stop struggling, fools!"]
  2. 1. Diogenes' Deadly Lamp
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #11
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. Nightmare Flight
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #12
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. Monster of the Moat
  7. 6. Bells of Doom
  8. 7. Land of the Silicon Men
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Walls
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls
  • James Ludwig