(November 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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fool! You cannot hold back time!

Who'd Believe Kasimir Raades? (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
Synopsis
Broz in Croatia, 1865. Scientist Kasimir Raades develops an elixir of eternal youth and is full of best intentions, using this agent to help his aged friends first. They sadly die after some days, the elixir has to be improved. Raades however gets painted as madman and murderer. When he finally succeeds, it is to no avail. No one believes him and he himself doesn’t benefit either.

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 35 (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
"When professor Henry Crane and his guide lowered themselves into a secret chamber of the lost Inca temple, they did not calculate the dangers forecast by the natives of the Peruvian jungle..."
Discovering the "temple of the hawk god", both men are attacked and killed by a golden hawk come to life.

Big Top Nightmare (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Mysterious Countess Barovna joins the circus. She is an age-old vampire and kills off all the other acts to be the main act. In the end she gets staked and sent to her grave.
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Indexer Notes

Last third of last page is filled with an ad for the RIAL (Religion In American Life) automobile sticker.
In the first printing there was an ad for the Beyond reader contest. "Win cash prizes! Tell us which stories you liked best".

A Hand of Fate Mystery # 36 (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
"They were born twins, Guido and Marco, at the turn of the century. But fate played a weird trick on Marco. Guido was born tall and straight, but his twin brohter, Marco, was born with a deformed and twisted body..."
Through witchcraft Marco becomes normal, but has to kill Guido in the process. Of course Guido's ghost returns for revenge.

Death Wears No Face (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Combat correspondent Alec North is the sole survivor of a patrol running into trouble in Korea. He should have died, too, but can cheat Death and Fate. He continues an unhappy life. North starts seeing things that aren't really there and is haunted by faceless men. He returns to Korea and accepts his fate.

The Python's Dance (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Dudley falls in love with the snake charmer Doreen. Tony, her python, seems to be jealous of their liaison. When Tony attacks Dudley, Doreen has to kill him and makes her new lover change for her. Dudley is going to be the next show's attraction.

Trial by Ghost Light (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Rice
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Playboy Weston is convicted and executed for a murder he didn't commit. The district attorney Dexter knew of his innocence, but used the case to become governor. Months later Dexter is poetically killed by a falling statue of justice and has to appear before a jury of ghosts. Dexter is sentenced to clear Weston's name - and does so.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Fool! You cannot hold back time!"]
  2. 1. Who'd Believe Kasimir Raades?
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 35
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Big Top Nightmare
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery # 36
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Death Wears No Face
    Fate
  7. 6. The Python's Dance
  8. 7. Trial by Ghost Light
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