Tales of the Unexpected #17

DC Comics

United States

Published
September 1957
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/13787

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Jack Adler (washes)
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Show/hide 1. Yogi Berra Homers in the 9th - Wins Big Game! (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Art
Ray Thompson [as R. T.]

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Who Is Mr. Ashtar? Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #19 ([December 1957?])
Who Is Mr Ashtar?

Synopsis

A hotel detective helps a man from the future get a picture of blueprints of a weapon necessary to repel a Martian invasion in 2957.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (100 Toy Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
100 Toy Soldiers

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 4. Danger Prejudice at Work! Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Ruben Moreira
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 5. Beware the Thinking Cap Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Art
Bill Ely

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #33 ([February 1959])
Beware the Thinking Cap

Synopsis

Johnny Manton steals a cap from a museum reputed to give its wearer great intelligence, but Manton doesn't know that the cap only allows itself to be used for good.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Hamid the Hypnotist) Comic story, 1 page

"I can't seem to fall asleep!"

Featuring

Feature
Hamid the Hypnotist
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"I'm worried about the professor."

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 9. The Bullet Man Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #17 (September 1957)
The Bullet Man
 
United States
DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #4 (July-September 1969)
The Bullet Man
Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #4 ([March 1958?])
The Bullet Man
From GCD
from Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #17 (September 1957)

Synopsis

Due to a mixture of elements from a meteorite and scrap metal from an atomic research lab in his ID tag, inmate Chick Durant is able to leave his cell for 25 minutes at a time. But Durant is stuck on an uncharted island when he reshapes his tag, altering the mixture.

Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker and the index to DC Special #4; previously credited as "George Roussos (B Baily?)."

Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Zenith Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (DeLuxe Photo Service) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
DeLuxe Photo Service

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. Strange Visit from Venus Text article, 1 page

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Genre
Non-fiction

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Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 13. The Impossible Voyage Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Jim Mooney

Synopsis

As a prank, aliens take people lining up for a new amusement ride on a real ride through the solar system.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Honor House Products Corp.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products Corp.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Junior Sales Club of America) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Junior Sales Club of America

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33186

Entry created

  • 11/08/2007

Cover added

  • 14/04/2010

Index completed

  • 22/08/2019

Last updated

  • 22/08/2019