Tales of the Unexpected #46

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1960
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15503

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff, Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Challenge of the Alien Champion! (The Space Ranger) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Space Ranger
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Sheldon Moldoff, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Frontier Cabin) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Frontier Cabin

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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Hi-Power Binoculars) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hi-Power Binoculars

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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. The Duplicate Doom! Comic story, 8.67 pages

Credits

Writing
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Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Colours
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Text
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Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #26 ([June 1960])
The Duplicate Doom!

Synopsis

Mysterious phenomenon appear on both sides of a county line, and on both sides a mysterious man asks the townspeople how they would get rid of it. Then the solution magically appears to varying degrees of success. As it turns out, it's all part of an alien betting game.

Show/hide 4. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Strange Adventures; My Greatest Adventure; House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

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Strange Adventures; My Greatest Adventure; House of Mystery

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Notes

House ad for Strange Adventures #113, My Greatest Adventure #40, and House of Mystery #95.

Show/hide 5. Superboy Says: "It's Fun to Help Others!" (Superboy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Advocacy; superhero

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"It's finished! At last I can present my robot..."

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 7. Untitled (Continental Schools, Inc.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Continental Schools, Inc.

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Show/hide 8. Space Stunts For Sale Comic story, 8 pages

Credits

Writing
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Art
George Roussos, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #25 ([May 1960?])
Space Stunts for Sale
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #77 ([September 1971?])
Space Stunts for Sale

Synopsis

Steve Stacy arranges publicity stunts for his clients until they mysteriously start going wrong, endangering people.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Our Strange Universe) Cartoon, 0.67 pages

"According to astronomical estimates, the mass of our Milky Way galaxy..."

Featuring

Feature
Our Strange Universe
Genre
Non-fiction; math & science

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Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #28 (October-November 1955)
Untitled
Show/hide 10. Statement of Ownership Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

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Show/hide 11. The Hostage City Text story, 1 page

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Writing
, author
Text
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Show/hide 12. Challenge of the Alien Champion (The Space Ranger) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Space Ranger
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Characters
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Sidéral (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #38 (mai 1961)

Synopsis

Space Ranger, Myra, and Cryll are lured into an ambush and kidnapped. Space Ranger is "invited" to a one-on-one combat with the champion of Illyrion. If he refuses, Earthmen will be thought of as cowards; if he accepts and is killed, Earth may go to war with Illyrion.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Aircraft Carrier) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Aircraft Carrier

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Show/hide 14. Untitled (150 Civil War Soldiers) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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150 Civil War Soldiers

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Show/hide 15. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

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Stephens Credit Sales

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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Body Building) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Body Building

Credits

Writing
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36783

Entry created

  • 25/06/2008

Cover added

  • 15/04/2010

Index completed

  • 05/12/2021

Last updated

  • 05/12/2021