([circa 1976 - 1977])

Alan Class, 1963 Series
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Price
0.15 GBP
Pages
52
On-sale Date
1976 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Alan Class & Co. Ltd
Brand
AC Class Series
Editing
Alan Class (reprint editor)

Issue Notes

Issue is undated. Estimated date based on analysis of brands and cover prices in the series. This is a shortened version of Amazing Stories of Suspense #20. Indexed from GCD Error Report 12341 by Ger Apeldoorn.

The Door That Wouldn't Open! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett; Carl Burgos?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credits obtained from an article in From The Tomb #10 (June, 2003) by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo and Frank Motler via the GCD Comics Database List.

The Door That Wouldn't Open! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Letters
?

Job Number
L-647
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It Walks in the Night! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
L-639
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No Place on Earth! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Letters
?

Job Number
L-749
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The Puppet Man (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Loprino (signed)
Inks
Dan Loprino (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
M-170
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mathews
Synopsis
An amnesiac confesses to a murder he doesn't remember, but applause reminds him that he is only an actor lost in his role.
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Child's Play! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Christopher Rule ?; Ed Winiarski ?
Inks
Christopher Rule
Letters
?

Job Number
M-171
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Manning; Dr. Lang; Charlie Manning; Alice Manning
Synopsis
A rich man gets forces a scientist to give him a robot as a toy for his son despite his warnings. It tries to burn the house down, and the man apologizes to the scientist for not listening.
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Indexer Notes

Inks and some or all pencils attributed to Christopher Rule identified by Dr. Michael Vassallo. According to From the Tomb Magazine #10, Ed Winiarski may have contributed pencils.

The Final Shot! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Robert Q. Sale (signed)
Inks
Robert Q. Sale (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
M-151
Genre
crime
Characters
Mike Dillon; Frank Rochelle; Dan Gavin; Eric Dixon; Louis Ruppert; Grogan
Synopsis
A convict released from prison attempts to get revenge on those responsible for placing him there. He shoots them with a chemical compound that makes them susceptible to suggestion in order to force them to commit crimes. His plan fails when he misses the detective who arrested him and the man just plays along to find out what his scheme is.
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Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per biblio info published in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol. 26, No. 4, April 2015.

Rude Awakening! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
?

Job Number
M-182
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Parks; Davis; Mason
Synopsis
An embezzler dreams he will be caught, and kills the man he dreams responsible. The murder is another dream, as he is jailed pending sentence for embezzlement. He wakes to find himself being sentenced for murder, instead of embezzlement.
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The Missing Squadrons (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-639
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Man Lost (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Morisi (signed)
Inks
Pete Morisi (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
L-788
Synopsis
A man attempts to use his brother's time machine for personal gain but becomes lost in time.
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With Just One Stroke (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
M-220
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Durston
Synopsis
A criminal discovers a magic pen, which makes anything that he writes come true. It runs dry when he is trying to steal jewels, leaving him trapped in a vault to die.
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I Seek the Sea Serpent (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
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-116
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. Efrem Marsh
Synopsis
A scientist tracks down a sea serpent, but the crew of his ship panics and kills it. When they try to recover the creature's body they discover that it was an alien trying to communicate with humans after crash landing on Earth centuries ago.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Was the Invisible Man! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
T-97
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam Clayton
Synopsis
A scientist uses a device that makes the particles of a living body move at the speed of light, rendering him invisible to the eye. He conducts a series of stunts in order to build up a name for himself so he can them go public and cash in. After forty days he glances into the mirror and realizes that he has aged forty years during that time due to a side effect. He realizes with the little time left to him that he can no longer use his knowledge for selfish gain.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Adam Clayton was mentioned in Marvel Universe (1998 series) which places this story in Marvel continuity.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Door That Wouldn't Open!
  2. 1. The Door That Wouldn't Open!
  3. 2. It Walks in the Night!
  4. 3. No Place on Earth!
  5. 4. The Puppet Man
  6. 5. Child's Play!
  7. 6. The Final Shot!
  8. 7. Rude Awakening!
  9. 8. The Missing Squadrons
  10. 9. Man Lost
  11. 10. With Just One Stroke
  12. 11. I Seek the Sea Serpent
  13. 12. I Was the Invisible Man!
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