The Unexpected #213 [Newsstand]
(August 1981)

DC, 1968 Series
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Volume
26
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-05-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070893070508
Editing
Dick Giordano (editor); Cary Burkett (associate 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) #213 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #191.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
C-643
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amazing..! I've never seen a skull like this before...
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
skull

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils
Howard Bender (signed)
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-7221
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gr-gr-greeting, readers...
Genre
humor
Characters
Abel; Cynthia; Mordred; Mildred
Synopsis
Abel tries to cook a meal for the Three Witches.

Indexer Notes

Introductory page.

The Woman Who Died Forever! (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr [as Mike Barr]
Pencils
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Cary Burkett

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Edward Sinclair; Inspector Dennison; Specs; Bruise; Heather Storm; Lucy Angell; Morgan Sinclair
Synopsis
Johnny Peril discovers why Lucy Angell has stolen the necklace known as "The Angel's Smile."
Keywords
curse; immortality

The Laughing Gas Bandits (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Superman; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bring Me Back to Life (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Rudy Florese
Inks
Rudy Florese
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5789
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mordred (host); John Benson [Walter Casper]; Trunche; Hilda Benson; Professor Scott
Synopsis
John Benson, wanted for murder, has the warlock Trunche transform him into another person.
Reprints
Keywords
witchcraft

Indexer Notes

Originally scheduled for Witching Hour #86.

The Skull That Lived! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6629
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia (host); Professor Curtin; Mandy Long
Synopsis
Professor Curtin finds a strange ancient jawbone.
Reprints
Keywords
archaeology; missing link; werewolf

Indexer Notes

cover story

The Curse of Captain Clown (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Manak (illustration, signed)
Inks
Dave Manak (illustration, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-792
Genre
horror-suspense
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Amazing..! I've never seen a skull like this before..."]
  2. 1. ["Gr-gr-greeting, readers..."]
  3. 2. The Woman Who Died Forever!
    Johnny Peril
  4. 3. The Laughing Gas Bandits
    Superman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. Bring Me Back to Life
  6. 5. The Skull That Lived!
  7. 6. The Curse of Captain Clown
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