*Alan Class Reprints: For many years now, we’ve been scouring the personal archives of legendary publisher Alan Class (who is still very much with us) and with his full co-operation, releasing for sale sets of the original printing plates that were used to print the covers of his comics from 1959-1989. We have now reached the final phase of these plate set releases, which will last us throughout 2022. These sets are time-consuming to prepare, so our release schedule will be staggered. But the good news is that all the sets we have left are among the best, either featuring a classic Marvel comic reprint, or else a very early fantasy/mystery issue. So, this final phase represents your last opportunity to add one or more of these unique pieces to your collection. Each set comprises the lead printing plates used in the original comic’s colour printing, a copy of the comic printed with these plates and a signed certificate of authenticity signed by Alan Class himself. These are packaged in a special protective presentation case. Several sets (as noted) have additional historical artefacts such as colour proofs, interior page plates, printers’ photostats etc. (Please be aware that these weigh a lot and postage will be expensive. Also note that due to the onerous paperwork required for customs declarations following Brexit, we can no longer post these Plate Sets outside the UK.) Four new sets available this week as follows: ALL SOLD
CREEPY WORLDS #4 £50 Comic GD; Reprints Atlas.
CREEPY WORLDS #53 £80 Comic VG/FN ; Reprints Human Torch & Dr. Strange stories from Strange Tales #118 inc cover, Atlas. Extra: I interior plate.
CREEPY WORLDS #66 £70 Comic GD/VG; Reprints Giant-Man & Wasp story from Tales To Astonish #52 inc cover, Atlas, pre-hero Marvel, Charlton. Extra: Colour cover proof (creased and stained)
SECRETS OF THE UNKNOWN #8 £50 Comic FN/VF; Reprints Atlas, I Crandall, 1 Krigstein