Tales of the Unexpected #104

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1967-January 1968
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/21501

Credits

Editing
Murray Boltinoff

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Master of the Voodoo Machine! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?
Show/hide 1. Why Fight? Read All Three!! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Humor
Characters
Bob Hope; Scooter; Stanley Dover; Spot

Credits

Art
Bob Oksner ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Notes

inside front cover; house ad for Bob Hope (DC, 1950 series), Swing with Scooter (DC, 1966 series), and The Fox and the Crow (DC, 1952 series) [starring Stanley and His Monster]

Show/hide 2. Master of the Voodoo Machine! Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror; science fiction

Credits

Script
Carl Wessler
Art
Bernard Baily

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #53 ([October 1968?])
Master of the Voodoo Machine
 
United States
The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #162 (March-April 1975)
Master of the VooDoo Machine
 
Australia
Haunted Tales (KG Murray, 1974 series) #25 ([May 1977?])
Master of the Voodoo Machine!
 
Unknown
From GCD
in Unexpected, The (DC, 1968 series) #162 (March-April 1975)
 
from Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #104

Synopsis

Inventor Jon Garson's duplicator machine has an unexpected voodoo effect which Garson attempts to capitalize on by killing a romantic rival, but retribution still makes him pay for his crime.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Direct Currents) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Direct Currents

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Carmine Infantino (illustrations)
Inks
Sid Greene
Mike Esposito (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Listing of DC comics on sale mid-October 1967; includes cover art from Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #57 and Batman (DC, 1940 series) #197 Placed between pp.4 and 5 of the previous sequence.

Show/hide 4. "I'm going to make a handy holder for storage..." (Cap's Hobby Hints) Activity, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Hints
Genre
Fact
Code
6592

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Notes

hint submitted by Miles Sweep

Show/hide 5. I Was King of Dagger Island! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror

Credits

Art
Leonard Starr

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #1 (January-February 1955)
I Was King of Dagger Island!
Also printed
Australia
My Greatest Adventure (Colour Comics, 1955 series) #1 ([April 1955?])
I Was King of Dagger Island!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #20 ([December 1966?])
I Was King of Dagger Island
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #38 ([June 1968?])
I Was King of Dagger Island
From GCD
from My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #1 (January-February 1955)

Synopsis

Two submarine crewmen are stranded on a tropical island where the natives believe them to be gods.

Show/hide 6. The 24-Hour Nightmare Comic story, 7.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror

Credits

Art
Jack Abel

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #38 ([June 1968?])
The 24-Hour Nightmare
 
Australia
Nightmare… Or Reality? (Murray, 1983?) ([February 1982?])
The 24-Hour Nightmare

Synopsis

Royce Yates inexplicably finds himself in a town which keeps going back in time every hour.

Show/hide 7. Bad News! (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #202 [80 Page Giant #G-42, Tales of the Bizarro World], on sale October 17

Show/hide 8. Curses and Hexing Candles Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fact; occult

Credits

Author
Art
Don Heck ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. Greatest Action Teams in History! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero; humor

Credits

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Bruno Premiani
Dick Dillin
Joe Orlando (illustrations)
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Bruno Premiani
Charles Cuidera
Mike Esposito (illustrations)
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

inside back cover; house ad promoting DC's superhero teams, including the Justice League of America, the Doom Patrol, the Blackhawks, and the Inferior Five


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33100

Entry created

  • 08/08/2007

Index completed

  • 29/06/2012

Last updated

  • 28/03/2009