([circa 1971 - 1972])

Alan Class, 1962 Series
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Price
0.10 GBP
Pages
100
On-sale Date
1971 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Alan Class & Co. Ltd
Brand
AC Approved Comic
Editing
Alan Class (reprint editor)

Issue Notes

Issue is undated. Estimated date based on analysis of brands and cover prices in the series.

The Challenge of Zarkorr? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Zarkorr; Dave Bartlett
Reprints

The Radio (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
F-946
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bill Barton; Mr. Sparks
Synopsis
A ham radio enthusiast picks up a genie on one frequency but wastes his three wishes before he knows what's happening.
Reprints

I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm only two million miles from Mars!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dave Bartlett [Zarkorr]
Synopsis
A veteran space pilot is forced to retire because of his lack of experience with newer equipment, but an alien visitor gives Earth a challenge that only he can pass. After succeeding, he is appointed to command the space patrol, but the alien visitor was really the pilot in disguise.
Reprints
Keywords
New York City

The Worst Man on Earth! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-25
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Hogarr, arch-criminal of the year 2000!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hogarr
Synopsis
A criminal in the year 2000 is sentenced to be exiled from humanity for his various crimes as the death penalty has been abolished. He mocks his accusers since he has prepared a micro-drill built into his finger that will get the door of his cell open eventually. When he does succeed in getting it open, he wishes he hadn't, as it turns out his cell had been placed in orbit around the planet.
Reprints

The Perfect Crime! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[V-787 ?]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our study in fantasy begins calmly enough!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mike Morgan
Synopsis
A crook tries to kill and rob a man by pushing him off a cliff, but finds that he is a flying man from Mercury.
Reprints

The Doorway to Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-798
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to learn what's inside this door--I've got to!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hugo Cragg
Synopsis
After escaping from jail, Hugo Cragg heads for a deserted mansion to hide out until the heat is off. Then he discovers a strange closet in the house: after he puts something into it, the object disappears! He figures that if the objects disappear into another dimension, why not go there himself to hide from the Police? He does, but becomes two-dimensional.
Reprints

The Thing from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the far reaches of our galaxy, spins a planet surrounded by a strange mist...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Col. John Rogers
Synopsis
An explorer returns to Earth with a telepathic plant, which claims that it is the real human, and that their minds have been swapped. The switch is reversed, and the planet quarantined.
Reprints
Keywords
Nyanthos

The Frightened Man! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-706
First Line of Dialogue or Text
How would you like to escape from the worries and fears of this atomic age?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Bentley
Synopsis
A scientist tries to use a time machine to escape the dangers of the modern world, but he finds that every era has its dangers.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

At Last My Eyes Have Opened (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
?

Job Number
3364
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

It Was Only a Simple Barber Shop...or Was It??! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Muggsy Bogar is a fellow who is very much in demand, as you can see...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Muggsy Bogar; Joe the Barber; Bill
Synopsis
Muggsy Bogar is a crook on the run. A mysterious figure instructs him to hide in a nearby barbershop. He goes in and the barber hides him forever.
Reprints

The Voice of Fate! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can a man control his own destiny?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Walter Krugg
Synopsis
The Fates make a wager over whether humans will ever understand that they cannot escape them. One of them tells a jewel thief that he will be punished, but he defies fate and flees the country, thinking that since the US is in World War II he will never be found and punished in Hiroshima.
Reprints

The Thing in the Locked Room! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
V-616
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Time is running out!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Prince Zemu
Synopsis
Prince Zemu takes a strange painting as part of his booty, only to discover it saps his life and youth from him.
Reprints

Beware the Future Man! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-630
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Elsa Peterson
Synopsis
A gangster tries to escape the police by forcing an old man to take him to another state. The old man turns out to be from the future and is looking for a male specimen to put on display.
Reprints

The Pharaoh's Skis! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Harris; Olaf Hamsun; Gorton
Reprints

A Highly Localized Snowfall! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Letters
?

Characters
Stephen Simms; Veronica Ravelli; Anton Mavellero
Reprints

It Happened in Central Europe! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mike Hall; Abby Hall; O'Shea; King Garok; Anton Horjak; King Stefan; Gregor Olnar; Tarina; Kubachek
Synopsis
Mike and Abby Hall restore the throne of Slovenia to its rightful owner with some supernatural help.
Reprints

No Place to Hide! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was like a strange disconnected dream!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Charles Weldon; Mr. Ferris (Charles' boss)
Synopsis
Charles Weldon has worked for Ferris for 20 years but feels he has only been paid a pittance. Ferris leaves the building leaving Weldon alone. Weldon opens the safe and takes all the money. He tries to leave town but each method he tries, train, bus and plane, is stymied. Leaving the airport the mist swirls thicker and then he finds himself back outside his work. He puts the money back in the safe just as Ferris returns. Ferris is worried about the money but seeing Weldon is reassured. Ferris then tells Weldon that he has not treated him properly and will make him a partner in the firm.
Reprints

The Accused (Table of Contents: 17)

Richard Manning Public Defender / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Bill Molno
Inks
Vince Alascia
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-483
Genre
crime
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Challenge of Zarkorr?
  2. 1. The Radio
  3. 2. I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr!
  4. 3. The Worst Man on Earth!
  5. 4. The Perfect Crime!
  6. 5. The Doorway to Nowhere!
  7. 6. The Thing from Outer Space!
  8. 7. The Frightened Man!
  9. 8. At Last My Eyes Have Opened
  10. 9. It Was Only a Simple Barber Shop...or Was It??!
  11. 10. The Voice of Fate!
  12. 11. The Thing in the Locked Room!
  13. 12. Beware the Future Man!
  14. 13. The Pharaoh's Skis!
  15. 14. A Highly Localized Snowfall!
  16. 15. It Happened in Central Europe!
  17. 16. No Place to Hide!
  18. 17. The Accused
    Richard Manning Public Defender
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