(January 1954)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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

[They Strangle by Night] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker, August 2010.

The Monster Maker (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The creations of horror story writer Carl Bascom come alive in a parallel world. If he destroys the manuscript, his fictitious monsters die. The monsters come looking for Bascom to prevent their annihilation.

Baffling Mysteries #31 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
"A sword dating back to the Napoleonic Wars, hangs in a Paris museum. It is the object of one of the strangest incidents ever related..."
The sword appears on a battlefield in 1914 and leads French troops to a victory in WWI.

Indexer Notes

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

They Strangle by Night (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:
In Donnerwald, Germany, puppet maker Hans Basserman can bring his dolls to life. They turn out to be evil and go on a killing spree. Basserman smashes all of them, except the one that gets away...

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker, August 2010.

Baffling Mysteries #32 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
"An oft-told tale of the supernatural took place in a small Balkan country in the late 19th century..."
An undertaker is run down and killed by a nobleman. He returns for revenge with a ghost hearse, offering "an eternal trip to Hades".

Indexer Notes

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

Conjurer for the Foul Fiend (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Aging stage magician Willis Duncazy makes a pact with the devil. Magical powers, youth and a beautiful assistant are his for one year. Then he has to join the "underworld fraternity of magicians", of course.

The Third Visitation (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A son finds the diary of his father who dabbled in black magic. Working incantations, the son calls his mother's ghost. The shock of seeing her again makes his hair turn white.

The Werewolf Strikes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Professor Drago is a werewolf, but working on a formula to keep his human form. But time runs out and Drago gets cornered.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Beyond (Ace Magazines, 1950 series) #1 (November 1950)

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [They Strangle by Night]
  2. 1. The Monster Maker
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #31
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. They Strangle by Night
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #32
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. Conjurer for the Foul Fiend
  7. 6. The Third Visitation
  8. 7. The Werewolf Strikes!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls
  • James Ludwig