(August 1954)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
quarterly
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
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Man Who Would Be Fate (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
When power-mad Roger Dunning blackmails a conference of world leaders, he is thrown into a jail cell. Fate steps in and offers Dunning to take his place. For moments, Dunning controls the universe, but is quickly put to death by vengeful spirits. Fate takes control again.
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A Hand of Fate Mystery # 33 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"The year, 1931, the place, Paris. Dr. Hugo Becker was a pioneer in the medical field of plastic surgery..."
Dr. Becker is forced to operate on a criminal fugitive and is killed afterwards. But the murderer's face distorts horribly.

Lord of the Tattered Realm (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
Louis Rouselle, a scrap dealer in Paris, is sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his business partner, but can escape with the help of the supernatural "junk spirit". Thanks to voodoo magic, the junk spirit enables Rouselle to murder all of his jurors. For this service, the junk spirit claims Rouselle's soul.

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 34 (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"I am a guide at Blanchard castle in England! For thirty years tourists have visited this castle without incident! But one day last week, a weird adventure occurred which I must relate..."
When a "lost descendant" of the Blanchards comes visit, he turns into a vampire, because all Blanchards were vampires. The brave guard drives a stake through his heart.

Indexer Notes

The first (and probably only) Ace one-pager to be told by a first person narrator.

12 Symbols to Hell (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
Characters
Fate (host)
Synopsis
Astrologer Carl Dunnock commands the symbols of the zodiac come to life. In an attempt to avert his foretold death, Dunnock only makes things worse. In the words of storyteller Fate: "In trying to escape his doom, Carl Dunnock brought it on".

The Ghostly Guillotine (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A New York doctor with French roots travels to Paris and has a terrible nightmare. Or is it a nightmare? He relives his last hours as personal physician to queen Antoinette before they both get beheaded by the guillotine.

Beast of the Bayous (Table of Contents: 7)

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
In the "voodoo-ridden bayous" of the Louisiana swamps strange things are happening. With the help of an Ouanga witch woman, Lydia Foster plans to inherit a building company. She gains the power to transform herself into an alligator - and back. After her first killings, Lydia gets stuck between half-human, half-beast and is torn apart by a pack of alligators.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Man Who Would Be Fate
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 33
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Lord of the Tattered Realm
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 34
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. 12 Symbols to Hell
  7. 6. The Ghostly Guillotine
  8. 7. Beast of the Bayous
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