Tales of the Unexpected #97

DC Comics

United States

Published
October-November 1966
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/20414

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Automan vs. Mutant-Man! (Automan) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Automan
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Automan; Mutant-Man

Credits

Art
Jay Scott Pike
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. For the First Time on the Motion Picture Screen in Color (Batman) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Notes

inside front cover; advertisement for the 20th Century Fox film BATMAN (1966)

Show/hide 2. One Month to Die! (A Green Glob Adventure) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
A Green Glob Adventure
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Green Glob

Credits

Script
Dave Wood ?
Art
George Roussos

Synopsis

After Roger Boyd is given one month to live by his doctor, the Green Glob transports him to an alien world where he rescues a princess. He returns to Earth, cured by his ordeal.

Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Plastic Man) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"He's not: as strong as... Superman..."

Featuring

Feature
Plastic Man
Genre
Humor; superhero

Credits

Art
Gil Kane
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Plastic Man (DC, 1966 series) #1, on sale September 22

Show/hide 4. The Human Stallion Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Art
Mort Meskin

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #5 (July-August 1957)
The Human Stallion
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #15 ([January 1960?])
The Human Stallion
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #21 ([January 1967])
The Human Stallion

Synopsis

A cattle rustler rescues the last of the centaurs and learns the secret of becoming a centaur himself so that he can use his new form for crime.

Show/hide 5. Special! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
various
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #185 [80 Page Giant #G-27], on sale August 11; and World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #161 [80 Page Giant #G-28], on sale August 18

Show/hide 6. Automan vs. Mutant-Man! (Automan) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Automan
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Automan; Mutant-Man; Professor Sterling

Credits

Script
Otto Binder ?
Art
Jay Scott Pike

Synopsis

Automan fights a giant mutant who is actually a scientist who wishes to test his new form. When the scientist's machine that caused the mutation is stolen, Automan captures the crook responsible.

Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 7. Now -- in Your Daily Newspaper! (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

Advertisements for the Batman daily syndicated comic strip and the 20th Century Fox feature film.

Show/hide 8. The Ghost that Walked; The Deadly Role; Mystical Transfusion! (True Tales of the Unexpected) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
True Tales of the Unexpected
Genre
Fantasy

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33549

Entry created

  • 04/09/2007

Index completed

  • 10/09/2019

Last updated

  • 10/09/2019