([circa 1980 - 1981])

Alan Class, 1963 Series
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Price
0.20 GBP
Pages
52
On-sale date
1980 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Alan Class & Co. Ltd
Brand
Class Series
Editing
Alan Class (reprint editor)
Color
Full Color Cover; Black & White Interior
Dimensions
7.25" x 9.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

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


The Stray! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Richard Hughes (original editor)

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Stray! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Greg Olivetti]
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Al Williamson
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Queen of Uranus (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Thomas R. Drew] (signed)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor Gwendolyn Purdy! Her pupils laughed at her---her principal criticized her---and no one else seemed to know she existed!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gwendolyn Purdy; Marilyn; James T. Cannon (Principal); Johnny; Kryptos
Synopsis
Gwendolyn Purdy is mocked by her pupils and criticized by her principal. Gwendolyn shows the pupils her tektite collection but then loses her temper which is seen by Cannon. Later, back home the tektite collection starts glowing. Two aliens tell her that their leader, Kryptos, wants to meet her. Kryptos thinks earth women are ugly but wants to take Gwendolyn back to Uranus. Gwendolyn goes home to think about this and decides to improve her appearance. When Kryptos meets her again he is horrified and asks to be released from his request. Later Cannon asks Gwendolyn out to a dance.
Reprints
Keywords
Uranus

Return of a Hero! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait! I---I'm getting some sort of strange message---from the air itself!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; war
Characters
Anton; Franz [Louis Kossuth]; Josef
Synopsis
In a cellar in 1956 Budapest, a group talk of rising up against the Russians but they need another Louis Kossuth. The Russians start the revolution by firing on a group of protesting workers. A protestor lies wounded in front of a tank. A man carries him to safety and then leads a group to steal more weapons. He tells them to call him Franz, leads them in more daring raids and exposes a Russian agent amongst them. The Russians bring more arms and Franz tells the group to flee and then disappears. The group realises that Franz looks just like Louis Kossuth without a beard and moustache.
Reprints
Keywords
Hungarian revolution

Indexer Notes

Louis Kossuth was real a person. According to Wikipedia:

Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (19 September 1802 – 20 March 1894) was a Hungarian nobleman, lawyer, journalist, politician, statesman and Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49.

The Stranger (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Charles La Coste]
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the moment the stranger arrived, things began to happen -- strange incidents which at first whetted curiosity, then brought wonderment -- and finally FEAR!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Martin J. Colby; George; Charlie; Tom; Merlin
Synopsis
A stranger rents a cottage where he uses alchemy to bring creatures from another world who offer to share great wonders, but the townsfolk cart the stranger away, having discovered he is Martin J. Colby, escaped mental patient.
Reprints

The House of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bob Carter; Mr. Mason; Thurka; Vanda
Synopsis
Saturnian furniture is mistaken for Bob Carter's designs, but the futuristic furniture gets better reviews than his traditional work.
Reprints

Air Conditioned (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Mirror of Mowgaladi! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy ?
Inks
Mike Roy ?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

The Creature from Krango (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Stray!
  2. 1. The Stray!
  3. 2. Queen of Uranus
  4. 3. Return of a Hero!
  5. 4. The Stranger
  6. 5. The House of Tomorrow!
  7. 6. Air Conditioned
  8. 7. The Mirror of Mowgaladi!
  9. 8. The Creature from Krango
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