(August 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
A. A. Wyn, Inc.
Brand
Ace
Editing
Fred Gardener (uncredited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Information via an Ebay auction. Looks consistent with Chilly's other cover for The Beyond #16.

The Arm of Tatra Magis (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Rice
Inks
Ken Rice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
During the eclipse of the sun, an expedition in Mongolia makes the acquaintance of undead Khan Tatra Magis and his horde of riding mongol zombies.
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True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #23 (Table of Contents: 2)

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"Some of the most mysterious and little known places of the world are the small villages and oases of the Sahara desert..."
American photographer witnesses a duel of two Arab horsemen, who have been dead for thirty years.

The Footlight Furies (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Ambitious actress Inez Fane finds a mentor - a female vampire! Fane gets fame, but turns into a vampire as well. On a nightly hunt for blood, both crash blinded into Hollywood floodlights.
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True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #24 (Table of Contents: 4)

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"In Venice, the tale is told about a huge black raven which one day suddenly swooped down and snatched a ruby necklace off the neck of the duchess of Venice..."
400 years later the same incident happens to a woman who buys the famous ruby necklace.

The Carpenter's Cursed Creature (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Bill Molno
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Carpenter Brinkman commits a murder. The blood touches a ten-feet-high Frankenstein-like wooden statue and makes it come alive! Brinkman tries to flee his evil creation and finally sets it on fire. He dies in the embrace of the wooden monstrosity.
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Indexer Notes

Robert Turner lists this as one of the stories he wrote from late 1950 - 1952, in his book "Some of My Best Friends Are Writers..." (1970).

Threshold of the Forbidden (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Female first-person narrator relates the following mystery: Every person she knew in life has suddenly vanished without any trace of existence. Narrator feels the same is going to happen to herself.

The Silver Bell of Doom (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Feeble-minded Luis Diego resurrects a witch who has been hanged. They flee the town, get married and live in wealth. Then Diego gets greedy and bored with his witch-wife. He binds her and burns her to death. Haunted by his action, he commits another murder, is caught and hanged by the neck.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Arm of Tatra Magis
  3. 2. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #23
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  4. 3. The Footlight Furies
  5. 4. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #24
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  6. 5. The Carpenter's Cursed Creature
  7. 6. Threshold of the Forbidden
  8. 7. The Silver Bell of Doom
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  • Edgar Loftin
  • Dan Kurdilla
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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