Classic June 2007
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This small sampling contains seven different issues from Marvel's late-1950s/early 1960s "pre-hero" period. Some collectors refer to these anthology titles as Marvel's "Big Monster" books because of their content, each dealing with some unearthly (and always ungodly huge) threat to humanity. Every issue poor Stan Lee would have to come up with another supremely threatening name for his latest gigantic creation, delivering up regular offerings like Sserpo-the Creature Who Crushed the World, Gorgilla, Trull the Inhuman, Kraa the Unhuman (subtle difference there), Orrgo the Unconquerable, and many, many more. When this genre of books was being published you either loved them or avoided them like the plague. Fortunately, enough of us must have loved them for Marvel survived this dark economic period and flourished in the years to come. All seven of these books have been graded by us and remain unencapsulated so that you can re-read and re-experience this wonderful window in the company's history. All have Kirby covers and interior art by Kirby and Ditko, and all have page quality that is cream-colored or lighter (unless stated otherwise). The interior covers on most have a hint of tanning around their outer edges. We have detailed the two instances where this is more pronounced. Includes: Amazing Adventures #6 (11/61; VG-, with lightly tanning interior covers), Amazing Adult Fantasy #10 (3/62; FN; all Ditko), Tales to Astonish #'s 12 (12/60; GD/VG, due to a small tape pull on the front cover), 21 (7/61; GD/VG) and 24 (10/61; VG), Tales of Suspense #18 (6/61; VG, with lightly tanning interior colors), and Strange Tales #90 (11/61; FN).
1960-1962 Marvel "Big Monster" Issues Collection (7)
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