The Unexpected #222 [Direct]
(May 1982)

DC, 1968 Series
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Volume
27
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-02-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Dick Giordano (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. Final issue.


No Penny-- No Paradise! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Colon (signed)
Inks
Ernie Colon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-858
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
demon

Lilacs in February (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Tor F. Infante
Inks
Tor F. Infante
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Esphidy Mahilum

Job Number
J-7658
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bill Crescent; Laura Crescent; Miracle Crescent
Synopsis
A bald little girl, whose mother died at her birth, is blamed for the death by her father, until aliens come to retrieve her and replace the mother with a clone.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens; infertility; UFO

An Observation: (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
B. S. Watson
Pencils
Michael Clark
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-7658
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Observers
Synopsis
The Observers check up on Earth.
Keywords
aliens

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

Unexpected Mail / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-982

Indexer Notes

Comments from Laura Sammons, David Young, Paul Stachgowower, Bruce Lanthorn, Regina Holliday, William Howes, Aprille Curtis, Charles David Haskell, James Timlick, William Shirley, Jay Gilston, George McRobb, Boris Novak and Mario Caya.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average circulation of 82,800 over the previous year; latest issue is 75,700.

Act of Contrition (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Marc Silvestri
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Pierre Bernard Jr. [as P. Bernard Jr.]

Job Number
J-7589
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tom; Brian; Mancuso
Synopsis
A police Lieutenant finds out his brother is a vampire.
Reprints
Keywords
crucifix; nun; vampire

No Penny-- No Paradise (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Pierre Bernard Jr. [as P. Bernard Jr.]

Job Number
J-7747
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Alexander the Great; Clitus; Philo; Charon
Synopsis
Alexander the Great has no penny to pay for passage to the underworld.
Reprints
Keywords
River Styx; Tigris river
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. No Penny-- No Paradise!
  2. 1. Lilacs in February
  3. 2. An Observation:
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Unexpected Mail
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  6. 5. Act of Contrition
  7. 6. No Penny-- No Paradise
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