The Unexpected #217 [Direct]
(December 1981)

DC, 1968 Series
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Volume
26
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-09-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
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 has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Keywords
Lincoln Memorial

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-7654

Indexer Notes

First and last pages of the issue.

Dear Senator (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7645
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Abraham Lincoln; Mary Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth; Senator Frye
Synopsis
Abraham Lincoln is brought to the far future to run for President.
Keywords
assassination; Fords Theater; time travel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Robin Snyder
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-847

Snow Woman (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Sciacca
Pencils
Fred Carrillo
Inks
Fred Carrillo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Esphid Mahilum [as Esphidy]

Job Number
J-7558
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Higuchi; Tamoru; Sanjuro; Aki
Synopsis
Higuchi's brother is killed by a female vampire who returns years later and becomes Higuchi's wife.
Reprints
Keywords
16th century; blizzard; Japan; vampire

Indexer Notes

Credits note that the story is based on a true Japanese legend.

The Fiends in Fedoras (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Mishkin; Gary Cohn
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-7287
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Max Pearlman; Sophie Pearlman
Synopsis
A hat seller suddenly has a lot of customers.
Reprints

Bride of the Non-Man (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Vince Perez
Inks
Vic Catan [as Vicatan Jr]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-6621
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mervin; Tricia; Vera; Theodore; Sam Dobbs
Synopsis
Tricia is space-wrecked on a world full of mutants.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Dear Senator
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  5. 4. Snow Woman
  6. 5. The Fiends in Fedoras
  7. 6. Bride of the Non-Man
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