(January 1954)

Ace Magazines, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Unity Publishing Corp.
Brand
Ace
Editing
?
Color
Color
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense

Step into My Empty Shroud (Table of Contents: 1)

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 gangster Reynolds is executed in the electric chair and buried in Potter's Field. In his mind he refuses to have died and battles his way out of a cemetery full of collegial skeletons. In the end Reynolds realizes the truth and crawls back into his grave.
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True Tales of the Supernatural # 47 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"In 1927, while leading an expedition into the mysterious country of Tibet, a Frenchman, Jean André, discovered a hidden temple..."
By striking the temple's gong, a stone dragon comes to life and kills the unlucky explorer.

These, My Hands of Doom (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Cosmos, "an ugly, twisted man", is a masterful sculptor, but unrecognized. He swears revenge, makes a deal with the devil and gets a rare gift: anything he touches turns to stone. Like a modern Midas, his gift becomes a curse when he loses his protective gloves.

True Tales of the Supernatural # 48 (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"When Sir Paul Forbes, a wealthy nobleman, inherited an old ancestral castle in the Scottish highlands, he did not realize the terrible consequences..."
Sir Paul shouldn't have burned a talking portrait of his great-great-grandfather, because the next morning he is found dead next to it.

Lair of the Black Widow (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Scientist Lucas, researching tropical venoms, is bitten by a deadly spider and injects himself with an untested anti-serum. He lives, but transforms temporarily into a grotesque half man-half spider. Developing were-spider tendencies, the police (and a giant female spider) hunt Lucas down.
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The Lens of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The hillbilly Amos Dowd loots a plane crash site and robs a camera from a dead "Oriental". All the pictures Dowd takes only show the dead man in menacing poses. When Dowd's wife aims the camera at him, Amos drops dead - strangled by unknown powers.

The Talking Skull (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Myrt and Pete Fabian are carnival performers who murder their colleagues to learn their secrets. One of their victims returns to them as "Dume", the talking skull. The dead arise and punish the Fabians.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Step into My Empty Shroud
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural # 47
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. These, My Hands of Doom
  5. 4. True Tales of the Supernatural # 48
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  6. 5. Lair of the Black Widow
  7. 6. The Lens of Death
  8. 7. The Talking Skull
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig