The Unexpected #205 [Direct]
(December 1980)

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Volume
25
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1980-09-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Jack C. Harris (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 has variants.

On sale date from DC Coming Attractions #46.


The Second Possession of Angela Lake! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Janes (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-452
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go ahead, Peril-- Shoot! I dare you!!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Angela Lake; Professor Damon
Keywords
gun; mansion

The Unexpected Court of Judge Gallows (Table of Contents: 1)

The House of Secrets; The Witching Hour / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Gérald Forton (signed)
Inks
Gérald Forton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-6758
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Abel of the House of Secrets, Cynthia, Mordred and Mildred of the Witching Hour...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Mordred; Mildred; Cynthia; Judge Gallows
Keywords
court

The Second Possession of Angela Lake! (Table of Contents: 2)

Johnny Peril / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Bob LeRose [as Bob Le Rose]
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-6728
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Night falls over a major American city, bringing with it-- the unexpected...!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Harold Lake; Mary Lake; Angela Lake; Professor Charles Damon; Heather Storm; Belez (a demon)
Synopsis
Johnny Peril has been hired by Mr. Lake to find his missing daughter whom he believes may be possessed by a demon.
Reprints
Keywords
Astral Journey; demonic possession; exorcism; hypnosis

Superman Saves the Weather Satellite! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

A Match Made in Hades! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Witching Hour / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Reuben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Reuben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5700
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor, lovesick Harold was ready to lay down his life for lovely Lydia!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mildred (host); Lydia; Harold; Old Elsie
Synopsis
Harold buys a love potion to make Lydia fall in love with him but he is soon looking for the antidote.
Reprints
Keywords
love potion; witch

Bruce the Barbarian! (Table of Contents: 5)

The House of Secrets / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis [as J.M. De Matteis]
Pencils
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Inks
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-6463
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What new and wondrous land os this-- and what dangers lurk around the next bend?
Genre
horror-suspense; sword and sorcery
Characters
Abel (host); Bruce E. Platts; Cornelia Mathers; Mister Jackson; Myrdirr (dragon)
Synopsis
After being dumped by Cornelia, Bruce uses the powers of his mind to transport himself to another place where he is a barbarian hero.
Reprints
Keywords
barbarian; dragon; occult forces

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

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

Script
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-624
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't see many letters from women (or girls) on your letters page(s).

Indexer Notes

Letters from Laura F. Dickerson and Cynthia Kay Ketron. This month from the J.C.H. cubicle.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Second Possession of Angela Lake!
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. The Unexpected Court of Judge Gallows
    The House of Secrets; The Witching Hour
  3. 2. The Second Possession of Angela Lake!
    Johnny Peril
  4. 3. Superman Saves the Weather Satellite!
    Superman; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. A Match Made in Hades!
    The Witching Hour
  6. 5. Bruce the Barbarian!
    The House of Secrets
  7. 6. ["I don't see many letters from women (or girls) on your letters page(s)."]
    Unexpected Mail
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