(January 1955)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
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)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Sacred Fingers of Princess Thais (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:
Jeweler Norton Cross is brought to Java by the beautiful sorceress Thais. She sends him on a mission to reclaim three jade pieces. Norton kills for her and hopes to marry her. When the collection is complete, Norton learns that these were the fingers of Thais. She is a jade demon and will sacrifice him now.

Indexer Notes

Saltarella submitted via the GCD Error List that this work was done by Lou Cameron.
Cameron signed every one of his jobs since May 1953, and this work is not signed. Work is by Jim McLaughlin.

Baffling Mysteries #41 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"Robert Fielding, a young American art student, spent a summer's vacation in England painting and exploring medieval castles..."
Fielding discovers the magic reflection of a girl's face in the water of a castle's hidden well. She resembles the last female descendent of the Laraday line.

Indexer Notes

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

Scourge of the Scorpion Cult (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as "Ace" Baker] (see notes)
Inks:
? [as "Ace" Baker] (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Searching for a cure for scorpion's venom, Dr. Marston and "his lovely daughter Celia" run into a cult of scorpion people. Their leader wants to take Celia as his queen. Celia gets bitten, but can be cured by her loving father.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. refers to this artist as "Ace" Baker, a Matt-Baker-Imitator, who worked for ACE.

Baffling Mysteries #42 (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:
"Kurt Halle was a mountain climber who dared the impossible. He scaled the treacherous Matterhorn alone..."
Running into trouble on his way down, Halle is rescued by the ghost of a man who died on the mountain.

Indexer Notes

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

The Phantom Snow Queen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth; George Appel
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth; George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Ski-jump sensation Irma Monroe has a vision of death the night before her fabulous nightly ski-jump at the New Hampshire Snowtop Lodge. She races to New York to see a psychiatrist about this. Meanwhile a skeletal phantom does all the work for her. Her boyfriend is worried. Going to New York he finds her comatose in a hospital, where she was brought after falling down an elevator shaft. Hearing the voice of her lover, Irma recovers. Mystery!
Reprints:

Unearthly Rendezvous (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A widowed sculptor is flying his dead woman's statue to an exhibition when the plane hits rough weather. He land, meets his ghost wife, spends some hours with her and then flies off again.

The Menace That Stalked Brooding Cunliffe (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:
Beautiful Cambria is torn between two men. Unfortunately one of them is a werewolf stalking the english countryside of Cunliffe. In the end the werewolf lover gets stabbed to death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Saltarella submitted via the GCD Error List that this work was done by Lou Cameron.
Cameron signed every one of his jobs since May 1953, and this work is not signed. Work is by Jim McLaughlin.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Sacred Fingers of Princess Thais
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #41
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. Scourge of the Scorpion Cult
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #42
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. The Phantom Snow Queen
  7. 6. Unearthly Rendezvous
  8. 7. The Menace That Stalked Brooding Cunliffe
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
  • James Ludwig