AMAZING ADULT FANTASY

Publishers: MARVEL COMICS GROUP
Dates: 7 Dec 1961-14 Jul 1962
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

This title was previously called Amazing Adventures (#1-6) and becomes Amazing Fantasy with #15 - the last issue and featuring the debut of Spider-Man. And the rest, as they say, is history...

All issues of this short run were distributed in the UK and none to my knowledge are scarce or rare in Britsh circulation. All British Variants have the printed 9d in place of the American 10 or 12 cents. All have Steve Ditko artwork throughout and issues #7-13 have Steve Ditko covers.

Issue #14 has the story "The Man in the Sky!" -

This story is a retelling of "The Man With the Atomic Brain" drawn by Steve Ditko, from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #52 (May 1959).

This story is often erroneously referred to as the first Marvel mutant story, the idea is used in earlier stories from their SF anthologies, for example "The Mutants and Me!" in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #6 (November 1959) but also "Concentrate in Chaos" in Yellow Claw (Marvel, 1956 series) #2.

Tad Carter next appears in X-Men: the Hidden Years (Marvel, 1999 series) #15 (January 2001).

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Total £ 45.65 93.75 141.00 325.00 767.40 1,720 2,900 4,400 5,280 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 113.00 233.00 354.00 812.10 1,910.00 4,290 7,240 11,010 13,210 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.