*Alan Class Reprints: Five more plate sets from the Alan Class Private Collection, each one reprinting a story from the Silver Age of Marvel’s super-heroes – in most cases, as previously remarked, the first reprinting of these classic tales, very shortly after their first release! All five sets feature, in addition to publisher Alan Class’s file copies of the comics, the four lead printing plate sets originally used in production, plus a hand-signed Certificate of authenticity from Alan Class himself. All sets are supplied in a plastic presentation/display case.
Astounding Stories #63 reprints Avengers 56, ‘Death Be Not Proud!’ a time-travelling classic by Thomas and Buscema. Creepy Worlds #120 reprints Silver Surfer #11, from the highly-acclaimed original series by Lee and Buscema. Secrets of the Unknown #52 presents both tales from Strange Tales #120, the lead with the Human Torch teaming with X-Men’s Iceman, and the Doctor Strange tale ‘House of Shadows!’, the former by Kirby, the latter by Ditko. As a bonus, this set also includes an additional comic, SOTU #131, featuring the same content. Sinister Tales #108 reprints the origin of the Living Monolith from X-Men #56, illustrated by Neal Adams, plus the three part origin of the Angel from issues #54 to #56. And last but far from least, Suspense #61 reprints Tales of Suspense #48, the debut of Iron Man’s more streamlined and familiar red & gold armour. This comes with two interior printing plates, one of which is the Iron Man splash page. Full details, as always, in our catalogue.
PICTURED: SUSPENSE #61 VG/FN: PRINTING PLATE SET £50