(July 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
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Bill! You found the "treasure of death" -- and we're still alive! How did --- Aaaiii! Look!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bill

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Haunt of the Howling Head (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Kip Hunter; Mike
Synopsis
Kip Hunter has been to Borneo and brought along a box full of preservered severed heads. Being responsible for the deaths of these people, the heads come to life and hunt Hunter down.

True Tales of the Supernatural # 53 (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the police records of a southern province of France, is a baffling tale of the weird and mystifying.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Louise
Synopsis
A body of a man murdered in a wine cellar pops up on the wedding night of his killer.

Fangs of the Fiend (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Arduino; Felix; Eloise
Synopsis
A dentist extracts all his rival's teeth and replaces them with dog's teeth - turning the man into a werewolf. After going on a rampage, the beast is caught and the teeth are removed again, rendering the man harmless. Only now the doctor got bitten and turns werewolf.
Reprints

True Tales of the Supernatural # 54 (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The despicable crime of grave robbing brought a great share of wealth to young Pietro Vagas, an unscrupulous grave digger of the nineteenth century.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Pietro Vagas; The Devil
Synopsis
One night Vagas opens the grave of a strange man and gets robbed himself - of his soul, by the devil.

Catastrophe, Inc. (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Elliot Burke; Rees; Bernard Lumin; Hobart; Senator Scott; Mrs. Wilson
Synopsis
Suicidal newspaper reporter Elliot Burke has written his own obituary already when he meets a man with a magic mirror foretelling the future. Burke is able to get some scoops, but he gets careless and that obituary comes in handy after all.

Indexer Notes

Story is similar to the science fiction short story "What You Need" by Lewis Padgett (pen name of Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore).

The Claws Rip Deep (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Bill Hansford; Anna Marie; Dushko; Alichia
Synopsis
Waiting at a train station in Hungary, Bill Hansford becomes acquainted with a witch. Anna Marie is there to take her revenge on a rival witch, executed by her black cat Dushko.

Strange Potion of Dr. Lorch (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Simon Lorch; Ted Watkins; Anne Lorch; Jim; Bob
Synopsis
A potion of super-human strength changes timid Dr. Lorch into an primordial cave-man hunting for flesh and killing people in his way. In the end Dr. Lorch finds his master in confronting a circus gorilla. The potion is destroyed.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

U. S. Defense Bonds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

More-Wate Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Oh, Bill! You found the "treasure of death" -- and we're still alive! How did --- Aaaiii! Look!"]
  2. 1. ["Here's the biggest 2 for 1 bargain in pocket-sized books!"]
  3. 2. Haunt of the Howling Head
  4. 3. True Tales of the Supernatural # 53
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  5. 4. Fangs of the Fiend
  6. 5. True Tales of the Supernatural # 54
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  7. 6. Catastrophe, Inc.
  8. 7. The Claws Rip Deep
  9. 8. Strange Potion of Dr. Lorch
  10. 9. ["Our marines' lifeline to the sea was in danger."]
    U. S. Defense Bonds
  11. 10. ["Gain more weight in 10 days or your money back!"]
    More-Wate Co.
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