The Unexpected #222 [Direct]
(May 1982)

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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
Dave Manak (editor); Dick Giordano (managing 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 Colón (signed)
Inks
Ernie Colón (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-858
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is it! The last mind-tingling issue of the...
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
demon

Lilacs in February (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Nestor Infante [as Tor F. Infante]
Inks
Nestor Infante [asTor F. Infante]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Esphid Mahilum [as Esphidy]

Job Number
J-7658
First Line of Dialogue or Text
His wife died, but his baby lived!
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
Mike Clark [as Michael Clark]
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-7658
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just as the human body or a piece of machinery needs a periodic checkup, so it is for cultures and civilizations.
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
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah. So good of you to return.

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)

Script
Paul Levitz
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
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Lord, help me-- The night is here again!
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
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the spring of 334 B.C. he led his army across the Hellespont.
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. ["Ah. So good of you to return."]
    Unexpected Mail
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  6. 5. Act of Contrition
  7. 6. No Penny-- No Paradise
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steven Tice
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