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Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) comic books 1952

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

    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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    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.

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    $114 Hand Of Fate #11 FA/GD 1.5 Roots of the Evil Tree! Mastroserio! Ace Comics 1952

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  • 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

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    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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    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.

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    $90 Hand of Fate # 14 Pre-Code Horror Ace Periodicals 1952
    1 day left Auction HAND OF FATE #14 1953- PRE CODE HORROR-Golden-Age comic book

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  • Issue #15
    Hand of Fate (1951 Ace) 15

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    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.