The Unexpected #220 [Newsstand]
(March 1982)

DC, 1968 Series
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Volume
27
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-12-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893070503
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Dave Manak (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age and Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Mostly Saddle-Stitched (Squarebound #157-162)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #220 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #197.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed); Dave Manak (design)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-805
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Manak credit from Robin Snyder.

Santa Claus Is a Killer! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder; Sarah Gregory
Pencils
Ernie Colon (signed)
Inks
Ernie Colon (signed)
Colors
Ernie Colon
Letters
Ernie Colon

Job Number
J-7751?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
William Barker; Margaret; Denny; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Margaret fears for her life, and the life of her child, when an escaped mental patient, wearing a Santa Claus costume is seen in their neighborhood.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Colors and letters credits from Robin Snyder.

The Bridge Was All Aglow! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Inks
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-7657
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Nathan Ramsey; Warren J. Stanhope; Hobson; Henry Beauford; Laura Stanhope
Synopsis
Nathan Ramsey wants justice after he receives a lethal does of radiation working at Stanhope's power plant.
Keywords
nuclear power; radiation

The K-9 Caper (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Strange Guide (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Kelley
Pencils
Ernesto Magalpo
Inks
Ernesto Magalpo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-7668
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vince; Linda; Curt; Enrique
Synopsis
Three Americans steal a drug shipment and hire Enrique to lead them out of the country.
Reprints
Keywords
drugs; jungle; Peru; smuggling

Trollbridge (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Cohn
Pencils
Paris Cullins
Inks
Gary Martin
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-7610
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ferdik; Blorgo the Troll; Wendik the Trollsbane
Synopsis
Blorgo the Troll is sent to the present and now lives under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Keywords
Brooklyn Bridge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Robin Snyder
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-912

Indexer Notes

Includes an essay by Robin Snyder on 25 years of the Unexpected.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Santa Claus Is a Killer!
  3. 2. The Bridge Was All Aglow!
  4. 3. The K-9 Caper
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. The Strange Guide
  6. 5. Trollbridge
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Max Capp
  • R S
  • Ramon Schenk