(September 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Periodical House, Inc.
Brand
Ace
Editing
Fred Gardener (uncredited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Available as a scan at digitalcomicmuseum.com.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop struggling, fools!
Genre
horror-suspense

Diogenes' Deadly Lamp (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner
Pencils
Jim McLaughlin
Inks
Mario Rizzi ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lex Markow
Synopsis
"Loathsome young parasite" Lex Markow steals Diogenes' lamp from an antique dealer, but the relic turns out to be cursed. When he tries to get rid of the lamp Markow hangs himself - like it was predicted.

Indexer Notes

Robert Turner lists this as one of the stories he wrote from late 1950 - 1952, in his book "Some of My Best Friends Are Writers..." (1970).

Baffling Mysteries #11 (Table of Contents: 2)

Baffling Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Richard Lowell
Synopsis
"Richard Lowell had heard the legend of the old witch that haunted the abandoned mansion on the hill..."
On halloween night, Lowell takes a photo of the witch. No one believes him.

Indexer Notes

One of a series of 1-page stories about supposedly true encounters with the supernatural.

Nightmare Flight (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A young woman's fiancé returns, horribly scarred, months after he disappeared in a presumably fatal plane crash. He leads the woman into a death swamp, where she has to destroy an evil swamp queen to lay his tortured soul to rest.

Baffling Mysteries #12 (Table of Contents: 4)

Baffling Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
"The strange incident which is narrated below occurred in 1927, in the natural history museum of a large mid-western city..."
The curator gets killed by a "tribal death mask" falling from the wall. The mask had complained about being relocated from its home country earlier on.

Indexer Notes

One of a series of 1-page stories about supposedly true encounters with the supernatural.

Monster of the Moat (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Gattuso
Inks
Richard Case
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A bypasser rescues a witch imprisoned by an evil sorcerer and marries her, but things turn out badly. Because the monster of the moat wants its revenge!

Bells of Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
George Sanderval dreams that he murders a couple in a cathedral. Waking up he has stabbed his wife to death in his sleep. Was he executing an age-old curse which had befallen his family line?

Land of the Silicon Men (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A mysterious potion brought back from Africa turns men into glass ("silicon men"). When exploring the glass city, a party of reporters are captured. They turn on a siren. The silicon men break and shatter from the noise.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Stop struggling, fools!"]
  2. 1. Diogenes' Deadly Lamp
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #11
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. Nightmare Flight
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #12
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. Monster of the Moat
  7. 6. Bells of Doom
  8. 7. Land of the Silicon Men
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Walls
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Walls
  • James Ludwig