(January 1954)

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
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[They Strangle by Night] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Roussos ?
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker, August 2010.

The Monster Maker (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The creations of horror story writer Carl Bascom come alive in a parallel world. If he destroys the manuscript, his fictitious monsters die. The monsters come looking for Bascom to prevent their annihilation.
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Baffling Mysteries #31 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Synopsis
"A sword dating back to the Napoleonic Wars, hangs in a Paris museum. It is the object of one of the strangest incidents ever related..."
The sword appears on a battlefield in 1914 and leads French troops to a victory in WWI.

Indexer Notes

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

They Strangle by Night (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
In Donnerwald, Germany, puppet maker Hans Basserman can bring his dolls to life. They turn out to be evil and go on a killing spree. Basserman smashes all of them, except the one that gets away...

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker, August 2010.

Baffling Mysteries #32 (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Synopsis
"An oft-told tale of the supernatural took place in a small Balkan country in the late 19th century..."
An undertaker is run down and killed by a nobleman. He returns for revenge with a ghost hearse, offering "an eternal trip to Hades".

Indexer Notes

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

Conjurer for the Foul Fiend (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Aging stage magician Willis Duncazy makes a pact with the devil. Magical powers, youth and a beautiful assistant are his for one year. Then he has to join the "underworld fraternity of magicians", of course.
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The Third Visitation (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A son finds the diary of his father who dabbled in black magic. Working incantations, the son calls his mother's ghost. The shock of seeing her again makes his hair turn white.

The Werewolf Strikes! (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
Professor Drago is a werewolf, but working on a formula to keep his human form. But time runs out and Drago gets cornered.
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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. [They Strangle by Night]
  2. 1. The Monster Maker
  3. 2. Baffling Mysteries #31
    Baffling Mysteries
  4. 3. They Strangle by Night
  5. 4. Baffling Mysteries #32
    Baffling Mysteries
  6. 5. Conjurer for the Foul Fiend
  7. 6. The Third Visitation
  8. 7. The Werewolf Strikes!
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  • Jim Walls
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