Today we share with you some photos and scans of three ancient issues of Marvel Collector’s Item Classics, which later became Marvel’s Greatest Comics (a Fantastic Four reprint series). Copies in rough shape like this are not exactly rare. We got them mixed in with lots back when we built a Marvel’s Greatest Comics collection. We read these anthology reprint titles when we were just wee martians at Gramma’s place on holiday, so they always elicit a warm emotion that has little to do with the literary or artistic quality of the stories. At age forty-two, we find them harder to read as a story than we did at age seven, but quite enjoyable to flip through casually.
Ben Herman: In My Not So Humble Opinion said:
Interesting stuff. In the days long before trade paperbacks, Masterworks, and Essential volumes were commonplace, titles such as this must have been the primary method for newer readers to discover older Marvel stories.
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