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First issue of ACE's mystery book (formerly "Indian Braves").
There is no issues #1-4.

25-May-2013 7:23 am
Username: thaibites
Comment: Baffling Mysteries always seems to have really imaginative stories. The Goat People is one of them. Maybe not the greatest story, but certainly unique and original.
30-November-2013 7:46 pm
Username: James056
Comment: Many thanks, will read later. Kind Regards, James.

Issue: #5
Published: November 1951, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: First issue of Baffling Mysteries. Formerly Indian Braves.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Volcano of Vengeance
Credits: Letters: typeset (Leroy lettering)
Genre: Fantasy

Comic Story (7 pages) Volcano of Vengeance
Synopsis: Tod Sloane, field man for the North American Museum, investigates Mount Pataxo, located in a small Central American country. In this volcano, an age-old but benign cult of godlike "goatmen" has survived. The superstitious locals want to sacrifice Sloane to prevent volcanic eruption. He is saved by the goatmen and their queen Arni. Sloane manages to disperse the locals superstition and wins a valuable artifact.
Credits: Pencils: Mike Sekowsky | Inks: Vince Alascia ? | Letters: typeset (Leroy lettering)
Genre: Fantasy

Comic Story (7 pages) Phantom Snow Queen
Synopsis: Ski-jump sensation Irma Monroe has a vision of death the night before her fabulous nightly ski-jump at the New Hampshire Snowtop Lodge. She races to New York to see a psychiatrist about this. Meanwhile a skeletal phantom does all the work for her. Her boyfriend is worried. Going to New York he finds her comatose in a hospital, where she was brought after falling down an elevator shaft. Hearing the voice of her lover, Irma recovers. Mystery!
Credits: Pencils: Maurice Gutwirth; George Appel | Inks: Maurice Gutwirth; George Appel | Letters: typeset (Leroy lettering)
Genre: Fantasy

Comic Story (7 pages) The Lady Was a Tiger
Synopsis: Bonita Jackson, wife to big-game-hunter Stuart, falls ill in the jungles of Western India and is brought to mysterious Dr. Zander, the only help available. Zander is mad and injects tiger blood into the veins of the unsuspecting woman. The lady turns into a tiger and runs off into the jungle. The worried husband follows her, gets in danger and is rescued by his tigeress. Husband confronts doctor, doctor draws gun, tiger leaps in and kills doctor.
Credits: Pencils: Ken Rice | Inks: Ken Rice
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (1 page) Baffling Mysteries [#1]
Featuring: Baffling Mysteries
Synopsis: "The Danube river flows through small towns in lower Germany." Two pranksters scare a ferryman on Halloween. They disguise as death ("We are Death!") ?!? They ferry off into Nowhere.
Credits: Letters: typeset (Leroy lettering)
Genre: Fantasy

Text Story (2 pages) Underwater Mystery
Synopsis: The travel liner "Arcadia" goes down off the coast of New York. A husband and his wife struggle against drowning and experience wild fantasies. A creature named Zrynyi strangles them. They are rescued, Zrynyi lying dead beside them. Wild visions - or were they?!
Credits: Letters: Typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (1 page) Baffling Mysteries [#2]
Featuring: Baffling Mysteries
Synopsis: "The buried treasure of Captain Kidd..." Man strolling on beach finds pirate treasure. Captain Kidd appears, man stabs him and runs to the police. On the crime scene, the Captain has changed into the body of an innocent beachchomber.
Credits: Letters: typeset (Leroy lettering)
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (7 pages) Terror in the Coal Pits
Synopsis: Nurse Jarvis encounters a mine foreman in the Pennsylvania hills, who leads her to a group of men, caught in a cave-in. They give her instructions about a hidden, rich vein. Reporting this event in town, she if baffled to hear that the cave-in took place ten years ago, all the men were lost and the mine expired. The nurse and the mine owner's son investigate and discover an entrance to the cave-in. They marry and strike it richly.
Credits: Pencils: Gene Colan | Letters: typeset (Leroy lettering)
Genre: Fantasy

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