Alan Class

1958 ? - 1989
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
1
Brand Groups:
2
Brand Emblems in Use:
4

Total Number of Series:
27
Total Number of Issues:
1475
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
Notes:
Years of operation are a rough estimate.

Almost all comics published by Alan Class are reprints of U.S. comics from the 1950s to very early 1970s. Almost none of them have dates in the actual comics, so all dates given here are estimates.

The date estimates are based on a number of factors:
1) The date of the material being reprinted (only applies to pre-1971 comics)
2) The cover price of the comic (some comics are double priced with pre-decimal and decimal prices so they have been dated as 1971 when the currency changed)
3) Ally Sloper is known to have been published in 1976. Amazing Stories of Suspense #151 is known to have an ad for Ally Sloper, so it has been given a date of 1976. It was also the first issue in its series to have a price of 15p, so comics in other series have been dated relative to that.
4) Changes in brand and price have been used for approximate dating of comics from 1971 on.

Alan Class was not a traditional publisher sticking to any sort of schedule. From interviews, it appears he would print up comics when he ran out of stock, often re-using the same covers and interiors he had used before (it doesn't appear he acquired any new material after early 1970).
Series Year Issues Covers Published
Ally Sloper 1976 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery October 1976 - January 1977
Amazing Stories [m] 1965 2 issues (2 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1964 - [1965?]
Amazing Stories of Suspense [m] 1963 244 issues (153 indexed) Have 242 (Need 16) 1963 - 1989
Astonishing Stories 1965 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1962?
Astounding Stories [m] 1966 196 issues (195 indexed) Have 195 (Need 7) 1966 - 1989
Blazing Frontiers [m] 1965 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1965?
Blazing Trails [m] 1965 3 issues (2 indexed) Gallery [circa 1965] - [circa 1967]
Creepy Worlds [m] 1962 252 issues (252 indexed) Have 253 (Need 4) August 1962 - [circa 1976 - 1977]
Eerie Tales 1962 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1962
Hell-Fire Raiders 1966 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1966
Journey into Danger [m] 1965 8 issues (8 indexed) Gallery [1965 ?] - 1965?
Just Dennis [m] 1966 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery 1965 - 1967 ?
My Secret Confessions 1965 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [circa 1965?]
Out of This World [m] 1963 24 issues (23 indexed) Have 25 (Need 2) June 1963 - ?
Out of This World [m] 1981 10 issues (10 indexed) Have 10 (Need 1) [circa 1981 - 1982] - [circa 1981 - 1982]
Outer Space 1961 10 issues (10 indexed) Have 10 (Need 1) 1961 - 1961 ?
Race into Space 1961 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1961
Secrets of the Unknown [m] 1962 252 issues (153 indexed) Have 252 (Need 22) [1962] - 1989
Sinister Tales [m] 1964 229 issues (131 indexed) Have 230 (Need 14) 1964 - 1989
Space Trip to the Moon [m] 1965 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1965?
Super Mouse 1960 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960? - 1960?
Tales of Action [m] 1965 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1965 ? - 1966?
Tales of the Supernatural 1964 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1964
Tales of the Underworld [m] 1960 10 issues (10 indexed) Gallery 1960 - 1960
Uncanny Tales [m] 1963 190 issues (91 indexed) Have 190 (Need 13) 1963 - ?
Uncensored Love [m] 1965 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1966?
Weird Planets [m] 1962 23 issues (23 indexed) Gallery 1962 - 1963

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