The Unexpected #221 [Newsstand]
(April 1982)

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Volume:
27
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893070504
Editing:
Dave Manak
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age and Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Mostly Saddle-Stitched (Squarebound #157-162)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Trouble With Air (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-853

["My God! Welcome to hell, gang!"] (Table of Contents)

The Day after Doomsday / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder; Sarah Gregory (idea)
Pencils:
Vic Catan
Inks:
Vic Catan
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-7550

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Synopsis:
Six astronaut scientists return home to "The Day After Doomsday" and decide to repopulate the planet. Their experiments create evolved adult children in less than a year. The evolved men and women abandon their cold-hearted parents, leaving them to their own devices.

Indexer Notes

The astronauts consist of three men and three woman. However, five male names are given over the course of the story (Robert, Jeff, Al, Richard, and David). Two of the three women are named Karen and Abby.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Unexpected Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robin Snyder; Dave Manak
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Snyder credit per Gary Usher's Robin Snyder Comic Book List. Letters section includes a personal reply by Robin Snyder to a fan (Scott Hughes) over a letter he wrote. Comments from Jim Valencia, Jim Plank, Michael Iacca, Sue Randall, Charles David Haskell and Scott Hughes.

EM the Energy Monster! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-5608

Synopsis:
An alien energy monster crash lands and tries to find the right material to defend himself against the locals.

Good Deed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Kelley
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Bruce Patterson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn ?

Synopsis:
Charlie stops a mugging by accidentally killing a man, but stops the wrong mugger.

Trouble With Air! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Mike Zeck
Inks:
John Beatty
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Todd Klein
Editing:
Len Wein (Guest Editor)
Job Number:
J-7069

Synopsis:
An astronaut is saved by aliens on Pluto.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Trouble With Air
  2. 1. ["My God! Welcome to hell, gang!"]
    The Day after Doomsday
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  4. 3. EM the Energy Monster!
  5. 4. Good Deed
  6. 5. Trouble With Air!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Censullo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Max Capp
  • R S
  • Ramon Schenk