The Unexpected #221 [Direct]
(April 1982)

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Volume
27
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-01-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Dave Manak (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 copyright registration.


The Trouble With Air (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-853
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

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

The Day after Doomsday / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder; Sarah Gregory (idea)
Pencils
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Inks
Vic Catan [as Vicatan]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-7550
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My God! Welcome to hell, gang!
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Robert; Jeff; Al; Richard; David; Karen; Abby
Synopsis
Six astronaut scientists return home to "The Day After Doomsday" and decide to repopulate the planet. Their experiments create evolved adult children in less than a year. The evolved men and women abandon their cold-hearted parents, leaving them to their own devices.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The astronauts consist of three men and three woman. However, five male names are given over the course of the story (Robert, Jeff, Al, Richard, and David). Two of the three women are named Karen and Abby.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robin Snyder; Dave Manak
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-943

Indexer Notes

Snyder credit per Gary Usher's Robin Snyder Comic Book List. Letters section includes a personal reply by Robin Snyder to a fan (Scott Hughes) over a letter he wrote. Comments from Jim Valencia, Jim Plank, Michael Iacca, Sue Randall, Charles David Haskell and Scott Hughes.

EM the Energy Monster! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Gary Martin
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
J-5608
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Bazom; General Kibor
Synopsis
An alien energy monster crash lands and tries to find the right material to defend himself against the locals.
Reprints
Keywords
alien

Good Deed (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Kelley
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Jerry Serpe ?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Charlie
Synopsis
Charlie stops a mugging by accidentally killing a man, but stops the wrong mugger.
Keywords
mugging

Trouble with Air! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Mike Zeck
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Len Wein (guest editor)

Job Number
J-7069
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lamount; Curly
Synopsis
An astronaut is saved by aliens on Pluto.
Keywords
aliens; Pluto; space exploration
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Trouble With Air
  2. 1. ["My God! Welcome to hell, gang!"]
    The Day after Doomsday
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  4. 3. EM the Energy Monster!
  5. 4. Good Deed
  6. 5. Trouble with Air!
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