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Alan Class, 1963 Series
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Price:
0.15 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Alan Class & Co. Ltd
Brand:
Class Series
Editing:
Alan Class (reprint editor)
Color:
Full Color Cover; Black & White Interior
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

The Sandman Cometh! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sandman (alien); Steve Bronson; Anne Bronson
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

The Sandman Cometh! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-225

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sandman (alien) Steve Bronson; Anne Bronson; Bobby Bronson
Synopsis:
A family stumbles across a hostile alien made of sand. The military are helpless, but it is defeated by the family’s bookish son, who uses water to dissolve it and traps it in a bucket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is divided into two untitled parts (6 pp, 7 pp). Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.
Story is pages 3-7, 10-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 13).

The Imitation Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
V-812

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Carlos Zarago; Pedro Lopez
Synopsis:
A dictator forces a scientist to use his duplicator machine on him so that he can have a substitute appear in public places to avoid assassination attempts. The duplicate is too much like the original, however, and refuses to expose himself to danger when he can seize power to rule the country. The dictator returns to the machine with the intent of destroying it only to find it has continually been producing duplicates. While the duplicates are arguing among themselves, a revolution occurs, and the new democratic regime deports all versions of the former dictator.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Zaragom the tyrant of an oppressed nation in the story resembles Fidel Castro.

The Mighty Oak! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-814

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An atomic test gives an oak tree the ability to think and move, and it plots the destruction of humanity's implements of war and crime. At the end of the story the scientists are revealed to be knowledgeable as to what effect the atomic test would have upon the oak and they are willing to accept the oak and its offspring will provide better governance of Earth than humanity.
Reprints:

Where Walks the Ghost (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-159

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Big Monk McGak; Mr. Zero
Synopsis:
An escaped convict looks to buy a house that has the reputation of being haunted so people will steer clear of him, but when he meets up with a real estate agent turns out to be the ghost that haunts the prospective property, he turns himself in to the police for his own protection.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.
Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Discovery (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
[K-479]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Chauncey; Zeke; Muscles Magee
Synopsis:
A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already posesses more strength than he suspects.
Reprints:

A Thousand Years (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-226

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Jordan; The Devil ?
Synopsis:
A convict is offered freedom and a thousand years of life by a mysterious stranger in return for his name on a contract. He signs, and finds himself freed, and sealed in a rocket flying away from Earth. He feels neither hunger or thirst, so he will live a thousand years alone.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.
Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Spirit of Frankenstein [Part 4] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charlie Sultan
Inks:
Charlie Sultan
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dan Warren; Marcia; Burt
Reprints:

The Frightening Fog (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A mysterious fog envelops the entire world for days, terrifying everyone. It was actually created by benevolent alien peacekeepers to hide Earth from an invasion.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sandman Cometh!
  2. 1. The Sandman Cometh!
  3. 2. The Imitation Man
  4. 3. The Mighty Oak!
  5. 4. Where Walks the Ghost
  6. 5. Discovery
  7. 6. A Thousand Years
  8. 7. Spirit of Frankenstein [Part 4]
  9. 8. The Frightening Fog
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Ramon Schenk