(August 1953)

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
Editing
?
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)

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

Genre
horror-suspense

The 5 Lives of Otto Marlin (Table of Contents: 1)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mad scientist Otto Marlin poisons Vivian Lake to learn about her previous lives. When cornered by the police, he poisons himself and is reincarnated in the middle ages. Marlin meets Lake again. They chase each other back through time.
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A Hand of Fate Mystery #23 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis
"From the sinister interior of the Florida everglades, comes a haunting and almost unbelievable story..."
Two hunters trespass into Indian burial grounds, are cursed and killed by the ghost of an avenging Indian warrior.

Stampede of the Centaurs (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fate (host)
Synopsis
Archeologist Harlow Griffith releases a horde of living centaurs from a cave at Mt. Pindus in Greece. He joins their ranks and commits acts of murder and plundering. Griffith and his centaurs are imprisoned in the cave again, this time guarded by their worst nemesis, Hydra.
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A Hand of Fate Mystery #24 (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis
"The tale of 'the cave of the vampire bat' has been a topic of rapt discussion for years among the people of Mexico..."
When three men enter the forbidden cave, one of them remains there - changed into a gigantic bat.

Satan's Sinister Bargain (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Tony Pascal, petty thief and murderer, comes into possession of the "Devil's Mirror". By looking into it, one is drawn into the realm of Satan. Pascal makes a deal and may return as long as he feeds the devil other souls.
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Spectre in the Arena (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Boxing promoter Willy Martin arranges a foul fight. His late partner, Mike Kelly, returns from the grave and punches him to death.

High Priestess of the Snake People (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
In the Swiss Alps, a young american stumbles across a cult of snake-worshippers. He is bewitched by the beautiful snake queen Gilda. An old villager comes to his help and blows the whole bunch to kingdom come with a pack of dynamite.
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Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The 5 Lives of Otto Marlin
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery #23
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Stampede of the Centaurs
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery #24
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Satan's Sinister Bargain
  7. 6. Spectre in the Arena
  8. 7. High Priestess of the Snake People
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Smith
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Smith
  • Donald Dale Milne