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Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) comic books

  • Issue #8
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 8
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    • Cover detached, tape on interior cover, moisture damage, residue, 3" cumulative spine split.
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    • Interior complete. Full length spine split (glued).

    Cover pencils by Ken Rice. The Revolt of the Heads, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; Anthropologist Lasker on Borneo learns mighty magic from witch doctor; When his brother takes over his post, he gets massacred by evil natives; Lasker returns and conjures deadly spell upon native chief. Canyon of the Living Dead, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Airplane pilot looks for planes gone missing above the Andes and discovers ghostly Shangri-La. Death Howls by Moonrise, art by Maurice Gutwirth; George Appel; Couple visit friend at cabin in the woods; At the full moon a werewolf roams about. Monster of the Bayous, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Vince Alascia; Scientist creates live-giving wonder serum; his assistant spills it accidentally on the grave of a long-dead pirate; a huge zombie stalks the countryside. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 9

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    It Is Written: I Die Tomorrow!, pencils by Ken Rice; Paul Hulick is a gambler who cheats on his girl; He meets Fate (the hooded figure) and learns that he must die tomorrow (by drowning) unless he changes his behavior. Secret of the Witch's Urn; Robbie Donegal saves a witch out of a pool of quicksand and gains magic items: a horn to summon the witch and do his bidding and an urn to hold the ashes of his enemies; The condition: no one else must touch these items. Strange Rendezvous at 17 Rue Noir; Chess champion Nicola is a vain and arrogant man; He is challenged by a mysterious opponent to a game of life and death involving human chess figures killing each other as the game unravels. Vengeance from a Restless Grave, art by Louis Zansky; Amos Langford is mocked by the whole town for his ugly appearance; He dies in an accident, is revived in a lightning-rich thunderstorm and comes back--with a vengeance. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 10
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    Cover art by Ken Rice. One Awful Night with a Fiend, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Vince Alascia; Movie starlet Jane is made an offer she can't refuse: If she digs up foreign film director Count Marko from his grave and resurrects him, she will make her way to stardom yet. Beware of Siva's Flaming Wrath, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; An Englishman and his daughter in India interfere with local religion and superstition; they are cursed by a cult of Shiva worshippers. Bride of the Golden Skull; Clive Douglas steals a golden skull from a mountain temple in Tibet; Visions of the talking skull, commanding him to take him back, haunt his nights. Lure of the Zombie Diamonds, art by Lou Cameron; Gambler Willie learns of a South Seas treasure hidden in a valley only the dead can enter; he manages to get in, but comes out barely alive. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 11
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    • Staple rust, residue on cover, spine roll.

    Roots of the Evil Tree, art by Louis Zansky; Crazed artist Kurt Coleman shapes an "execution tree" into human form; It comes alive during a thunderstorm and follows him around like a pet. The Final Curtain, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; Actor Morissey kills his colleagues to get the leading part in "Hamlet", though he has been warned several times by Fate personally to refrain from these acts of murder. The Man Who Bought a Genie, pencils by Bill Molno, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; Antiques dealer Ridley buys a chest containing the genie of Kuo; Ridley wants to marry Annabelle for her money, the genie helps him achieving this goal; But Annabelle dies and Ridley is accused of murder. The Brew of Frightful Faces, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; In a cave in Central America, Van Jacobi discovers a potion which distorts a person's features; As Jacobi is a film studio's make-up man and jealous of the leading man, he applies the brew to his face. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 12

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    The Man who pawned his Soul, art by Bill Molno; A gambler gets his hands on magic dice; he cannot lose anymore; fate appeals to his conscience, but he doesn't listen and is pursued by zombie-like ghosts. Cauldron of Evil, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; In the Ozark mountains, a village is terrorized by witches; A young man falls into their hands and has to do their bidding as a "witch-man. Dr. Chaney's Macabre Creation; Brilliant surgeon and grave-robber Dr. Chaney wants to build a super-brain by puzzling together the best parts of five different brains; His dumb assistant is to be the carrier of the new brain. The Grave will not Wait, art by Chic Stone; A stonemason is crushed to death by a falling gravestone; He tries to make a deal with death: Kill other people if he is allowed to live on. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 13
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Necklace of Death, art by Lin Streeter; An ancient Greek snake necklace turns their bearers into snake monsters. Demonized Sweetheart, art by Ken Rice; Clint Harkness gets drawn into a plot concerning a Chinese jade demon and the powers of evil; The beautiful Ming-Loa positions herself on the wrong side and has to die. Under the Telamones Spell, art by Louis Zansky; Professor Vachell and his wife Betty are on an archeological field trip in Italy; A stone statue of Ajax puts Betty under its spell. Betty is driven into madness and death. Fate's Final Scoop; Stranded newspaperman Dick Palmer gets an idea how to land a scoop—he makes his own news; Palmer sets fire to a tenement house, blows up a bridge and releases gorillas from the zoo. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 14
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    • Trimmed
    • TRIMMED. Interior is complete. Full length spine split.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Torn interior. Interrupts art and story. Tape along length of spine.

    The Spirits Sing Tonight; Jean Randall wants to be a singer in Paris, but is turned down again and again. So she falls for count Rompre's offer to help her career; Her boyfriend Bob discloses the count as a demon who controls the souls of undead singers. Meet Me At The Cemetery; A cobra kills people at the cemetery; It is a mysterious snake-woman from India, who wants to take revenge on her husband. No Escape From Nightmare, art by Jim McLaughlin; Ramon Blagdon, a miserable psychology professor, dabbles with the forces of the supernatural and is warned by Fate to do so; Blagdon succeeds in transporting his astral body to other places and commits crimes with it. Devilish Dolls of Death, art by Louis Zansky; An evil doll maker in Vienna can transplant human souls into dolls which look just like the people he captures in his basement; Young American Wade Farman can escape his torture and brings the evildoer to justice. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 15
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    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jim McLaughlin. Dead Ringer, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Death and Fate take control on a France-bound airplane; They crash the plane, leaving a sole survivor; Hubert Newton takes on the identity of rich French heir Victor de Murrain and moves into his family castle. The Mystery Of The Tarot, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; A husband kills his wife, who loves her tarot cards; The murderer is hunted down by Fate and the personifications of the tarot cards. Ring Of Evil; Nada Chenier steals an ancient mummy's ring commanding a genie; Fate warns her that she will not find happiness, but damnation; Nada wishes herself beautiful things, but they are tainted and crawling with spiders and scarabs. The Doom of the Lucky Devil, pencils by Bill Molno; Gangster "Lucky" Daniels is requested by Fate to change his ways. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 16
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    Specters Stalk the Bloody Tower; England, 1940, height of the "blitz"; A German collaborator is brought to justice and hanged by the ghosts of the London Tower. The Clock of Doom Strikes Loud!; A "selfish man" dies and meets Fate, leading him to the afterlife; The man tries to cheat his demise by entering three doors back into life, labeled "Money," "Power" and "Love". The Black Curse of Rhan Giva, art by Louis Zansky; After the death of Mr. Wingate, his indian servant tries to get control over his lovely daughter; He traps her in a magic doll house. Havoc on the Midway; A circus stage hand makes pact with the devil; He gets the magician's act, the strongman's girl and inherits the whole operation. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 17

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    Cover art by Dick Beck. The Sorcerer's Spectacles starring Fate, art by Bill Molno; Vernon Hutchins, a bad man and gambler, comes upon a magic pair of glasses; If he looks through the sorcerer's spectacles, devils appear and kill everyone he is looking at. Beware the Snake Queen!, pencils by Charles Nicholas; In the Haitian jungle two explorers confront the snake queen; The Meduse-like creature's stare can turn men into snakes. Orchids from the Dead, pencils by Ken Rice; Lonny Quinn works as gravedigger in a penal colony off the coast of Mexico; He finds out that orchids blooming on the graves of the convicts inhabit their souls and eventually bloom into full grown new bodies. Mirror Macabre, art by Louis Zansky; After Victor Tein kills his rival in a mirror foundry, he is haunted by Fate and his victim's ghost appearing in mirrors. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 18

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    The Phantoms' Vengeful Return, pencils by Chic Stone; Circus director Cal Massey sabotages the acts of his artists; They die and the circus draws more spectators. Potion from the Unholy Cauldron, art by Sy Grudko; Shakespeare scholar Henry Bostwick gets the idea to actually brew together the ingredients of the witches' cauldron from "Macbeth"--summoning a genie who does his bidding. Web of the Spider Woman, pencils by Bill Molno; In Hampshire in England a "spider woman" walks abroad; Half woman, half beast the spider attacks people randomly and drains them of their blood. The Spectral Executioners, art by Ken Rice; In 1848, Ivan Deltchev from the Russian military police is squatting insurrections in Poland; Torturing people to death is his daily bread. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 19

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    The 5 Lives of Otto Marlin starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Mad scientist Otto Marlin poisons Vivian Lake to learn about her previous lives; When cornered by the police, he poisons himself and is reincarnated in the middle ages. Marlin meets Lake again. Stampede of the Centaurs, art by Jim McLaughlin; Archeologist Harlow Griffith releases a horde of living centaurs from a cave at Mt. Pindus in Greece; He joins their ranks and commits acts of murder and plundering. Satan's Sinister Bargain, art by Louis Zansky; Tony Pascal, petty thief and murderer, comes into possession of the "Devil's Mirror"; By looking into it, one is drawn into the realm of Satan. High Priestess of the Snake People; In the Swiss Alps, a young American stumbles across a cult of snake-worshippers; He is bewitched by the beautiful snake queen Gilda. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 20
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    • Cover detached, anchored with glue at staples. Staple rust with migration.

    Death Was the Bridegroom starring Fate, art by Ken Rice; Beautiful Voris Denham marries rich men and poisons them; So Fate decrees her end and Death claims her body. The Phantom Gladiator, art by Lou Cameron; During their tour of Europe, Nat Murrano and his wife Grace are trapped in the ruins of Pompeii in Italy. Long Shall the Undead Wail, art by Louis Zansky; 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. Dynasty of Disaster, art by Chic Stone; 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. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 21

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    Strange Gift from the Unknown starring Fate, art by Jim McLaughlin; In Paris, art painter Philip Rhodes is a failure; Though warned by Fate, he indulges in a satanic deal with the forces of the supernatural. Revenge of the Haunted starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Biff Stone is a monster-hunter; He supplies circuses around the world with werewolves, vampires and such. Phantoms of the Forgotten starring Fate, art by Louis Zansky; The crook George Crandall resurrects himself a posse of undead wild west bad men; They commit robberies until a wild west sheriff is brought back to life as well. Invitation to Your Wake; A congregation of; werewolves, zombies, vampires and other monsters meets in a castle; They invite all mystery writers there and kill them--so they won't reveal any more secrets of the supernatural. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 22
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    To Behold His Doom, art by Lou Cameron; Stanley Timor finds a mirror which predicts the future; He uses it to rob the victims of accidents and make money out of other people's misery. Whom the Image Strikes, art by Chic Stone; Bart Westcott, "a struggling young lawyer", comes into possession of a statue of demon god Bael; With the help of this advocate's devil, Westcott becomes the famed owner of his own law firm. Curse of the Sapphire Fiend, art by Jim McLaughlin; The cursed "yellow sapphire" brings wealth and riches to its owner, but only for a year; Then out crawls a demon who lacerates the owner and sends him to eternal damnation. The Night of Friday 13, art by Lou Cameron; Death takes a holiday and things get out of hand; A party of heirs waiting for the demise of old man Morgenson starts murdering each other. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 23
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2136321015
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    • 7.5" cumulative spine split.
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    He Who Robs The Dead starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Grave robber Albert Torrence finds a treasure beneath a cemetery; As he spends the loot, Torrence learns that he has been framed by the dead. Shattering The Time Barrier starring Fate; Philip Spayne, state executioner and operator of the electric chair, accidentally establishes a link between the worlds of the living and the dead. Hell Beyond The Crystal Ball starring Fate, art by Richard Case; Scientist Max Bronislaw is fascinated by the future; To travel there, he makes a deal with a strange apparition named Natas. Thrust of a Ghost Lance starring Fate, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; A medieval knight returns from the dead to avenge his unrightful death in a tournament. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 24
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    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Glue along spine.

    The Man Who Would Be Fate starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; 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. Lord of the Tattered Realm, art by Ken Rice; 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. 12 Symbols to Hell, art by Louis Zansky; Astrologer Carl Dunnock commands the symbols of the zodiac come to life. Beast of the Bayous, art by Jim McLaughlin; 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. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25A
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 25A
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2031434006

    Who'd Believe Kasimir Raades? starring Fate, art by Ken Rice; 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. Big Top Nightmare, art by Lin Streeter; Mysterious Countess Barovna joins the circus; She is an age-old vampire and kills off all the other acts to be the main act. Death Wears No Face starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; 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. Trial by Ghost Light, pencils by Ken Rice; 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. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25B
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 25B
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1273074005

    The Last Hiding Place starring Fate, art by Lou Cameron; Fate presents us with Madame Lizette and her carnival wax museum of unnatural history; Resorting to witchcraft, she breathes new life into a werewolf and a tiger woman. Rendezvous with the Phantom Gypsies, art by Ken Rice; A gypsy boy flees the orphanage he lives in and travels with a salesman to a gypsy camp. They witness a gypsy wedding; In an outburst of jealousy the salesman kills the groom and drives away, burning down the camp. The Witch's Wicked Words, art by Larry Woromay; Running from the police and his gangster friends, crook and murderer Louie Brink is sent back to the year 1450 through a time machine. When His Number's Up... starring Fate, art by Louis Zansky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.