The Unexpected #208 [Direct]
(March 1981)

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Volume
26
Price
0.50 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]
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.


The Factory of Fear! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril

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

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

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Bo Hampton
Inks
Bo Hampton
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6965
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, d-dear! The old House of Secrets is g-getting a trifle bit d-dustier than I like...
Characters
Abel; Mordred; Mildred; Cynthia

Indexer Notes

Introductory page.

Factory of Fear! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6951
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Dan Blodgett; Bobbie Wyatt; Master of the 7 Stars
Synopsis
Johnny Peril travels to a small town where he discovers a factory full of strange people commanded by the Master of the 7 Stars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from the previous issue and continues in the next issue.

The Baron! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Where Have You Gone, Solid Citizen? (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Elliot Maggin
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-5255
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel (host); Commissioner Murphy Randall; Berkeley; Gracie
Synopsis
Commissioner Randall has his soul "cleaned" by a gypsy woman.
Reprints
Keywords
gypsy; soul

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Abel's Fables / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Manak (signed)
Pencils
Dave Manak (signed)
Inks
Dave Manak (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-6772
First Line of Dialogue or Text
That does it!
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils
Bo Hampton
Inks
Bo Hampton
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-5819
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, look -- there's a photographer!
Characters
Mordred; Mildred; Cynthia

Indexer Notes

Introductory page.

The Night of the Devil Bugs! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Leandro Sesarego
Inks
Leandro Sesarego
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5734
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cynthia (host); Pete; Sally; Sgt. Ross Collins; Gaar Holk; Marsha Donner
Synopsis
Giant bugs attack a town.
Reprints
Keywords
UFO

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-685

Indexer Notes

Letters from John Pirog and Andrew May.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Factory of Fear!
    Johnny Peril
  2. 1. ["Oh, d-dear! The old House of Secrets is g-getting a trifle bit d-dustier than I like..."]
    House of Secrets
  3. 2. Factory of Fear!
    Johnny Peril
  4. 3. The Baron!
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. Where Have You Gone, Solid Citizen?
    The House of Secrets
  6. 5. ["That does it!"]
    Abel's Fables
  7. 6. ["Oh, look -- there's a photographer!"]
    The Witching Hour
  8. 7. The Night of the Devil Bugs!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Max Capp
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