*Modern Reprints: In the days before the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko provided scores of collaborations for the ‘Big Panty Monster’ series such as Strange Tales and Tales to Astonish, twist-ending fables with a sting in the tale. These proved so popular that one of the newer BPM titles, Amazing Adventures, was, with its seventh issue, rechristened Amazing Adult Fantasy (in the days when Adult had a more innocent connotation), and devoted entirely to the Lee & Ditko twist-ending short stories. Despite raves from the fans, the new format was not a success with greater America, and with its final issue – renamed again, to just Amazing Fantasy – Stan & Steve tried a roll of the dice to achieve commercial success with an offbeat character called Spider-Man, of whom you may have heard. This lavish hardcover full-colour volume, published in 2007 and now long out of print, re-presents the entire series in all its permutations, Amazing Adventures to Amazing Adult Fantasy to plain Amazing Fantasy, a parade of many of Marvel’s finest early moments. This is a superior copy, at first glance virtually as new, but closer examination does reveal minor wear at the top and bottom of the dustjacket, and two creases in the lower dustjacket. Therefore we have graded it VF and priced it at £120.