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:
1468
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 243 issues (124 indexed) Have 241 (Need 15) 1963 - [circa 1988 - 1989]
Astonishing Stories 1965 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1962?
Astounding Stories [m] 1966 195 issues (195 indexed) Have 195 (Need 6) 1966 - [circa 1988 - 1989]
Blazing Frontiers [m] 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1965?
Blazing Trails [m] 1965 3 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) [circa 1965] - [circa 1967]
Creepy Worlds 1962 250 issues (138 indexed) Have 251 (Need 6) 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 1965 8 issues (6 indexed) Gallery [1965 ?] - 1965?
Just Dennis [m] 1966 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery 1965 - 1967 ?
My Secret Confessions 1958 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [circa 1958]
Out of This World [m] 1963 24 issues (23 indexed) Have 25 (Need 2) June 1963 - ?
Out of This World [m] 1981 10 issues (8 indexed) Have 11 (Need 1) [circa 1981 - 1982] - [circa 1981 - 1982]
Outer Space 1961 10 issues (4 indexed) Have 9 (Need 2) 1961 - [undated]
Race into Space 1961 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1961
Secrets of the Unknown [m] 1962 252 issues (117 indexed) Have 250 (Need 25) [1962] - 1989
Sinister Tales [m] 1964 228 issues (102 indexed) Have 230 (Need 13) 1964 - [circa 1988 - 1989]
Space Trip to the Moon [m] 1965 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1965?
Super Mouse 1960 2 issues (0 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 188 issues (77 indexed) Have 190 (Need 11) 1963 - [circa 1988 - 1989]
Uncensored Love 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1966?
Weird Planets [m] 1962 23 issues (20 indexed) Gallery 1962 - 1963