(October 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Unity Publishing Corp.
Brand
Ace
Editing
?
Color
Color
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[The Chessboard of Humanity] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Chilly [as Chilly]
Inks
John Chilly [as Chilly]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
chess

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Don Magnus of Heritage Galleries, from original signed art, 3/7/2007.

The Ghost on Television (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A murderous couple is haunted by their victim, which appears on their television screen. A broadcast from death in person announces their doom. The victim steps out of the TV and takes his revenge!

Indexer Notes

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

True Tales of the Supernatural #31 (Table of Contents: 2)

True Tales of the Supernatural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"In the annals of the supernatural, no case was more baffling than the one that occurred in the famous penal institution known as Devil's Island..."
Two escaped convicts meet a third one in the jungle who wants to help them. When they stab the unwanted partner, he turns into a skeleton.

Vault of the Winged Spectres (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two American engineers discover ancient Egyptian tombs and get in a fight with living mummies. Resurrected queen Neferti helps them escape, because she didn’t wish to be resurrected in the first place.
Reprints

Curse of the Midnight Piper (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
When a tomb in a Scottish castle is opened, ghostly clan wars flare up again. The army of ghosts can be repelled with fire.

True Tales of the Supernatural #32 (Table of Contents: 5)

True Tales of the Supernatural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"In 1933, Richard Dore, a young American archeologist, was digging through some Aztec ruins in Central Mexico..."
In an underground torture chamber Dore finds a fountain from which still spurts human blood.

The Uninvited Guest (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
In Barcelona a crypt is opened and the ghost of Benedicto wakened. Benedicto stalks Don Lopez, the descendant of the man who killed him for gold.

They Burned a Witch (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Beck
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
On the English coast, a witch trapped in the body of a cat, can escape her confinement. She takes control of another woman’s body and starts her witching work again. She doesn’t rest until she has taken revenge on all of those who caused her predicament.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Chessboard of Humanity]
  2. 1. The Ghost on Television
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural #31
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. Vault of the Winged Spectres
  5. 4. Curse of the Midnight Piper
  6. 5. True Tales of the Supernatural #32
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  7. 6. The Uninvited Guest
  8. 7. They Burned a Witch
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