The Unexpected #118

DC Comics

United States

Published
April-May 1970
Page count
36
Cover price
0.15 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/23392

Credits

Editing
Murray Boltinoff

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Why Was Everyone Afraid of Hester? Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
8538

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Neal Adams ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Murray Boltinoff

Notes

Pencil/Ink credit confirmed in the letter column of Unexpected #120.

Show/hide 1. Play a Tune of Treachery! (Judge Gallows) Comic story, 11.17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Judge Gallows
Genre
Horror-suspense; science fiction
Code
B-275
Characters
Judge Gallows (host); Destine; Jennings; Walton

Credits

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
John Costanza

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #63 ([June 1970?])
Play a Tune of Treachery

Synopsis

Destine sells tapes that create illusions of reality.

Notes

Writer, Pencil and Ink credits confirmed in the letter column of Unexpected #120.

Page 6 is a 1/2-page and page 12 is a 2/3-page.

Show/hide 2. The 7,000 Ft. Grave! Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-457

Credits

Art
George Tuska
Letters
John Costanza

Synopsis

A skydiver has a heart attack.

Show/hide 3. The Face in the Ball! Comic story, 4.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-210 ?
Characters
John Benson; Julia; Leland

Credits

Script
Jack Oleck
Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Letters
John Costanza

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #62 ([June 1970])
The Face in the Ball
 
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #161 (January-February 1975)
The Face In The Ball!
 
Australia
Haunted Tales (KG Murray, 1974 series) #22 ([December 1976?])
 
Australia
Haunted Tales (KG Murray, 1974 series) #22 ([December 1976?])
The Face In The Ball!

Synopsis

John Benson buys a crystal ball that tells his future.

Show/hide 4. Why Was Everyone Afraid of Hester? Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
B-464
Characters
Hester; Cedric; Uriah; Ed Sykes

Credits

Script
George Kashdan [as Jack Phillips]
Art
George Tuska
Letters
Ray Holloway

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #79 ([July 1970?])
Why Was Everyone Afraid of Hester

Synopsis

Cedrick schemes to get Hester's land, not believing the stories that she is a witch.

Notes

Writer credit confirmed in the letter column of Unexpected #120.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Average copies preceding 12 months: 292,000

Single issue closest to filing date: 315,000

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Unexpected Mail) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Unexpected Mail
Code
B-546

Credits

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letter from Jerry Wilson. Also includes two paragraphs from Art Saaf on his career.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 42711

Cover added

  • 06/06/2010

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019