The Unexpected #197

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1980
Page count
36
Cover price
0.40 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/34271

Credits

Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor)
Jack C. Harris (editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover My Ghost-Writer-- The Vampire! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
C-280

Credits

Art
Luis Dominguez
Show/hide 1. Last Laugh of a Corpse Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5733
Characters
George Hoskins; Brad; Harold; Ernie; Lina

Credits

Script
Carl Wessler
Art
Ernesto Patricio
Colours
Jerry Serpe

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Haunted Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #40 ([July 1980])
Last Laugh of a Corpse

Synopsis

When George Hoskins died he left a fortune to whichever of his nieces and nephews could find it, knowing they would kill each other in greed.

Show/hide 2. The Borrower (Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Ben Oda
Show/hide 3. No title recorded (The Witching Hour) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

"Look at this bracelet I bought today!"

Featuring

Feature
The Witching Hour
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5779
Characters
Mordred; Mildred; Cynthia

Credits

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Art
E. R. Cruz
Letters
E. R. Cruz

Synopsis

Mildred gets a tattoo.

Show/hide 4. A Pound of Flesh... and Blood Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5790
Characters
Mildred (host); Mr. Grigg; Larry

Credits

Script
George Kashdan
Art
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colours
Jerry Serpe

Synopsis

Mr. Grigg tries to put Mildred's cat to sleep.

Notes

Originally scheduled for Witching Hour #86. Mildred is the host and also appears as a participant in the story.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Unexpected Mail) Letters page, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
Unexpected Mail
Code
L-458

Credits

Script
Jack Harris [as JCH]
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Scott Pierson and Pam Miller.

Show/hide 6. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation Statement of ownership, 0.25 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. Vampire Do's and Don't Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Humor
Code
J-6329
Characters
Abel (host)

Credits

Script
Dave Manak
Art
David Manak
Show/hide 8. My Ghost Writer the Vampire Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5428
Characters
Abel (host); Prentice Vaughn

Credits

Script
Scott Edelman
Art
Tenny Henson
Colours
Jerry Serpe

Synopsis

In exchange for a safe place to sleep during the day a vampire offers horror writer Prentice Vaughn true tales for his novels.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (DC Puzzle) Activity, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
DC Puzzle

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Notes

Crossword puzzle.

Show/hide 10. No title recorded (The Answer Man) Text article, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Answer Man
Code
F-127

Credits

Author
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Notes

Questions from Rusty Allen, Larry Allen, Mark McGrath, Chris Geraci, John White, David Bryant, David Baca, David Martinez, William Belew, Matt Levan, Robert Sasser, Thomas B. Jones, Janella Oltorik and James Janis.


Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #176.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32994

Entry created

  • 04/08/2007

Index completed

  • 03/03/2019

Last updated

  • 03/03/2019