(October 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
A. A. Wyn, Inc.
Brand
Ace
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
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
Lou Cameron ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Reprints

Necklace of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fate
Synopsis
An ancient Greek snake necklace turns their bearers into snake monsters.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #11 (Table of Contents: 2)

A Hand of Fate Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
"Anyone who lives for a length of time on an island in the Pacific learns not to laugh at tales of the supernatural..."
In Hawaii lingers a ghostly hitchhiker taking rides and vanishing into thin air.

Demonized Sweetheart (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
Clint Harkness gets drawn into a plot concerning a Chinese jade demon and the powers of evil. The beautiful Ming-Loa positions herself on the wrong side and has to die.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #12 (Table of Contents: 4)

A Hand of Fate Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"This strange story took place in western Australia and concerns a man named Ferris Fitzpatrick, a settler in the district..."
Fitzpatrick is murdered by his housekeeper, his ghost leads the police to his body.

Under the Telamone’s Spell (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Zansky (signed)
Inks
Louis Zansky (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Professor Vachell and his wife Betty are on an archeological field trip in Italy. A stone statue of Ajax puts Betty under its spell. Betty is driven into madness and death.

Indexer Notes

Signed with the initials "LZ" in splash page.

The Haunted Zither (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Pierre cannot stand his wife's incessant zither-playing anymore. He sets the house on fire and kills her, but is haunted by the melody of the zither. He tries to end this torture by confessing to murder and being guillotined, but his wife awaits him in the afterlife - playing her zither!

Fate's Final Scoop (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fate
Synopsis
Stranded newspaperman Dick Palmer gets an idea how to land a scoop. He makes his own news. Palmer sets fire to a tenement house, blows up a bridge and releases gorillas from the zoo. Irony of fate: one of the gorillas finds him and kills Palmer. Eternal damnation awaits his soul.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Necklace of Death
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery #11
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Demonized Sweetheart
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery #12
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Under the Telamone’s Spell
  7. 6. The Haunted Zither
  8. 7. Fate's Final Scoop
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Smith
  • Donald Dale Milne