(July 1954)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

["Wow! They were right!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.
Looks more like Ken Rice to me, says indexer Tillmann Courth.

The Horror of Hillory Hill (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The Hillorys seem to be a nice family - father, son and a mother confined to a wheelchair. But when night settles, people from the village die under gruesome circumstances. Because the Hillorys are a family of monsters.

Baffling Mysteries #35 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In the realm of the supernatural, no stranger tale of horror exists than that of Martin Londos, owner of a famous carnival that toured Europe in the early part of the century..."
Londos, cruel to his collection of animal freaks, is attacked by his creatures and transformed into a freak as well.

Doom Dancer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The ballerina Maria Sandow comes into possession of magic ballet shoes. She becomes the most famous dancer in the world, but has to dance for the cult of the horned Walpurgis goat men as well. Maria dies in a final dancing frenzy.

Indexer Notes

Original indexer Saltarella suggested this could be Lou Cameron.

Baffling Mysteries #36 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"From the area around the Gulf of Mexico came a weird tale of two fishermen unequaled in the annals of the supernatural..."
One kills the other to get the boat for himself, but suffers a visit from his dead partner and goes overboard.

Indexer Notes

One of a series of 1-page stories about supposedly true encounters with the supernatural.
This story is a variation of the "Hand of Fate Mystery #18" from Hand Of Fate #16 (February 1953). There three fishermen were involved in quite the same plot.

Arm of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Brutal and bitter hunter and safari tour guide Frank Meliss loses his right arm in a crocodile attack. Native wizard Lashim endows him with the arm of a gorilla. Meliss sinks down to a life of crime until he is caught and executed.

The Ghostly Chorus (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

The text story is missing from the available scan on DCM.

Valley of the Mayan Goddess (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Martin “Marty” Rose
Inks:
Martin “Marty” Rose
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Benedict tries to get rid of Bill, who has won the heart of the girl they both love. He shouldn't have chosen a mysterious valley in the Guatemalan jungle for his assault. The goddess of vengeance residing there sentences him to lose his mind, while Bill gets the girl anyway.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original indexer Saltarella suggested this could be George Roussos.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Wow! They were right!"]
  2. 1. The Horror of Hillory Hill
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #35
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. Doom Dancer
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #36
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. Arm of Vengeance
  7. 6. The Ghostly Chorus
  8. 7. Valley of the Mayan Goddess
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls
  • James Ludwig