([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
AC Class Series
Editing
Alan Class (reprint editor)
Color
Colour cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
7.25" x 9.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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


Jack-in-the-Box! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Jack-In-The-Box (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mac Pakula
Inks
Mac Pakula
Letters
?

Job Number
L-177
Reprints

I Must Enter the Tomb of Tut-Am-Tut! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Albert Cragg
Synopsis
A scientist creates a time machine to travel back to ancient Egypt in order to pose as a magician and find the location of a great treasure. He is trapped in the past when his time machine is buried with the Pharaoh.
Reprints

A Voice in the Dark (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Freddy Sloan
Synopsis
A crook hides in a wax museum, but he is scared off by a phonogram record. The curator finds the record, but no one except the statues could have turned it on.
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His Name Was...Merlin! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joe Cooke [The Great Nero/Merlin the Mystic]; Merlin
Synopsis
An untalented magician who takes the name Merlin is visited by the spirit of the real Merlin in the form of a derelict and offers to teach him some tricks. When the man learns Merlin's last trick of completely disappearing, he stiffs Merlin his fee. Merlin tells him that he'll be sorry and is the last to depart the theater after the magician uses his disappearing trick and is never seen again.
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Behold--the Monster! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-966
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe; J.G.
Synopsis
A publicity agent has a large paper mache monster created to promote a new movie but is despondent when his boss criticizes him for public complaints the object is generating. Unknown to anyone on Earth, an alien invasion force is drawing near when its commander orders the viewscreen to display a typical Earth creature so they will know what to expect. When the viewscreen picks up the large monster, the alien commander panics and orders a full retreat.
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Kraggoom! The Creature Who Caught an Astronaut! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kraggoom; Derek Wolfington
Synopsis
An exiled gaseous alien criminal named Kraggoom waits in Earth orbit for the first human astronaut in order to enter his body and possess his mind, returning to Earth as a conqueror. However, the first astronaut turns out to be a wealthy cheat who paid a safecracker to obtain the test results from NASA's selection process and altered them so that he would be chosen as the first astronaut. He is unable to cope with space travel and develops amnesia under the stress. Kraggoom, trapped in the human's mind, suffers the same fate as the spacecraft returns to Earth.
Reprints

The Toy Soldiers (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy Barton; Zogg
Synopsis
A boy who enjoys toy soldiers buys a new civil war figure to place in his prisoner of war stockade. That evening, he and his father are attacked by an invader from the sixth dimension. Suddenly, the lights go out, and when they turn the lights back on, the invader has disappeared. They chalk it up to some sort of unusual shared dream, and go back to sleep. The following morning when the boy wakes up and peers into his model stockade, he sees the invader languishing in the cell guarded over by the toy soldier.
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I Found the Impossible World! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Fleming; Bartho; Ricca
Synopsis
An experimental time machine seems to fail, aging its inventor 10 years. In fact he travelled into a fantastic future, but had his memory erased as punishment for trying to sow discord.
Reprints

A Shaggy Wolf Tale! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Letters
?

Job Number
M-63
Synopsis
Atomic radiated wolves gain mental telepathy and request that humans cease killing animals for their pelts. In exchange, they give humans the gift of growing long coats.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Jack-in-the-Box!
  2. 1. The Jack-In-The-Box
  3. 2. I Must Enter the Tomb of Tut-Am-Tut!
  4. 3. A Voice in the Dark
  5. 4. His Name Was...Merlin!
  6. 5. Behold--the Monster!
  7. 6. Kraggoom! The Creature Who Caught an Astronaut!
  8. 7. The Toy Soldiers
  9. 8. I Found the Impossible World!
  10. 9. A Shaggy Wolf Tale!
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