The Unexpected #218 [Newsstand]
(January 1982)

DC, 1968 Series
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Volume
27
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-10-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893070501
Editing
Dave Manak
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) #218 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #195.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Colon (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-743
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
alligator

The Cat Came Back or The Final Elbow! (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Howard Bender
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6513
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Johnny Peril; Madame Xanadu; Cain; Mordred; Mildred; Cynthia

The 17-Minute War (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7516
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Santa Anna; Sam Houston
Synopsis
General Houston tells a captured Santa Anna why he attacked when he did.
Reprints
Keywords
Alamo; Mexican Army; siesta; Texas

I'll Remember You Yesterday (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Tor Infante
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-6828
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joel; Professor; Rita; Fred
Synopsis
Joel travels to the future where he finds out all humans were killed a century earlier. Upon returning to his own time he finds a way to alter the future.
Reprints
Keywords
alien invasion; peru; time travel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Robin Snyder
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-869

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Todd McFarlane.

Alligator Alley (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Kelley; Glenn Lovell
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tarka; Amanda; Jon
Synopsis
Amanda leads Tarka and his people through Alligator Alley.
Reprints
Keywords
Florida; nuclear war

The Mask of Medusa (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Inks
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-7574
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordred (host); Rona Douglas; Medusa; Athena; Perseus
Synopsis
Rona finds the fabled Mask of Medusa.
Reprints
Keywords
Greece; Greek gods

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Howard Bender [as Bender] (signed)
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez [as Rodino] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mee-owwww!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A cat thinks he is the new host of the Unexpected title.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Cat Came Back or The Final Elbow!
  3. 2. The 17-Minute War
  4. 3. I'll Remember You Yesterday
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  6. 5. Alligator Alley
  7. 6. The Mask of Medusa
  8. 7. ["Mee-owwww!"]
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