Avon Comics often put their "contents page" on the inside front cover...
|Issue #3 art by Wally Wood|
...with an all-new illustration by the best artist available, instead of clip-art from the stories, as this gallery of the ifcs of the Strange Planets anthology comic shows!
|Issue #4 art by Wally Wood|
|Issue #5 art by Wally Wood|
|Issue #6 art by Everett Raymond Kinstler|
|#7 art by Everett Raymond Kinstler|
|#8 art by Everett Raymond Kinstler|
|#9 art by Everett Raymond Kinstler|
Marvel, and several other publishers, now use the inside front cover to do a contents or synopsis page, but they usually use existing art from previous stories or from the current issue.
FYI, when stories from Avon Comics were reprinted by IW/Super Comics in the late 1950s-early '60s, the reprints usually left out the ifcs, since the film negatives and photostats for covers weren't stored with "repro" (as it's called by printers) for the interior pages.
You'll be seeing Kenton of the Star Patrol and some of the other stories here.
The rest will appear on our "brother" blog, Seduction of the Innocent™ over the next few months.
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