(October 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)

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

Death Was the Bridegroom (Table of Contents: 1)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fate and Death
Synopsis
Beautiful Voris Denham marries rich men and poisons them. So Fate decrees her end and Death claims her body. Voris seeks shelter in the arms of a stranger - who reveals himself to be death in person.
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A Hand of Fate Mystery # 25 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"Of the many fascinating tales of circus life, the one which has astounded students of the supernatural most, occurred twenty years ago in the winter quarters of a famous circus..."
Aerialists' squabble under the big top. To catch or not to catch. One lets the other down, followed by a ghostly revenge.

The Phantom Gladiator (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fate (host)
Synopsis
During their tour of Europe, Nat Murrano and his wife Grace are trapped in the ruins of Pompeii in Italy. They are the incarnations of a Gaul gladiator and a Roman noblewoman and have to fulfill deadly vows they made 2,000 years ago.
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A Hand of Fate Mystery # 26 (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
"A strange adventure in the realm of the supernatural took place thirty-seven years ago in a rundown section of London..."
A stranger pawns the Egyptian "amulet of death" which brings only misery. As the pawnbroker must learn when he goes broke and his shop burns down.

Long Shall the Undead Wail (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
A ghoulish history lesson: after their assassination of kind Edward II. in 1327, his wife Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer are doomed to roam the earth as a ghoul and a female werewolf. In the year 1953 they cannot stand it any longer and tear each other to shreds.
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The Macabre Find of Dr. Benton (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Out of curiosity Dr. Benton assembles the bones of a vampire's skeleton. The skeleton comes alive on the night of the full moon and locks Dr. Benton in a deadly struggle.

Dynasty of Disaster (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The story of an Algerian family who ruled the land. The curse of a dying slave haunts each new successor to the throne. They can't shake off the curse and die horribly, one by one.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Death Was the Bridegroom
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 25
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. The Phantom Gladiator
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 26
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Long Shall the Undead Wail
  7. 6. The Macabre Find of Dr. Benton
  8. 7. Dynasty of Disaster
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tillmann Courth
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