The item above is a rather ancient looking Terrific comic I bought as a kid in January 1968, and below; A production stat of the cover in its original form for Tales to Astonish #58 - August, 1964. Art by Jack Kirby (who else!). This is one of a pile of vintage gems that I rescued just before they were thrown into the trash, and certain landfill oblivion during a Marvel UK office move in the 1980s. I felt they were too special to be discarded at the time, and I still feel that way 40 years later. Some of them have discolored due to not being fixed properly, (they are photographic bromides after all), but their imperfections seem to somehow make them even more desirable. I wonder if there will ever be a collector’s market for production stats? I’d love to see a few turn up on Antiques Roadshow!
Another great post, Steve. Those production stats are definitely keepers.