The Unexpected #192

DC Comics

United States

Published
July-August 1979
Page count
68
Cover price
1.00 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/33505

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
C-979

Credits

Art
Luis Dominguez
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (Murray, 1977 series) #42 ([November 1979?])
No title recorded

Notes

wraparound cover

Show/hide 1. Untitled (The House of Secrets) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

"W-welcome, Madame Xanadu, t-to the House of Secrets..."

Featuring

Feature
The House of Secrets
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-6011
Characters
Abel; Madame Xanadu

Credits

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Bob Smith
Letters
Ben Oda

Notes

Inside front cover sequence with indicia information at bottom of page.

Show/hide 2. A Killer Cold and Clammy (The Unexpected) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unexpected
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5793
Characters
Rajah Bahadur; Zakir; Sergeant Shastri; Khrisna

Credits

Script
George Kashdan
Art
E. R. Cruz
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Synopsis

Zakir has himself turned in to a snake to assassinate Rajah Bahadur.

Show/hide 3. The Mind That Could Murder (The Unexpected) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unexpected
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5774
Characters
Luke Marconi; Jon Marconi; Lieutenant Ryan

Credits

Script
Carl Wessler
Art
Fred Carrillo
Colours
Jerry Serpe

Synopsis

A magician uses his telekinetic powers to take revenge on the Judge that sentenced his son to prison.

Show/hide 4. The Hideous Trogs (The Unexpected) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unexpected
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5794
Characters
Armand; Gaston; Lisette; Marguerite

Credits

Script
Carl Wessler
Art
Redondo studio
Colours
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Synopsis

Armand hates the ape-people that live in the mountains above his village.

Show/hide 5. Fright at the End of the Tunnel (The Unexpected) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unexpected
Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Johnson; French

Credits

Script
David Allikas
Art
Danny Tolentino
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Synopsis

Two convicts attempt to dig their way out of prison.

Show/hide 6. Final Entry Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5813
Characters
Nigel; Clive

Credits

Script
Murray Boltinoff [as Wesley Marsh]
Art
Nestor Redondo
Colours
Jerry Serpe

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Doomsday Album (Murray, 1977 series) #15 ([February 1980])
Final Entry

Synopsis

Nigel wants to leave the rubber plantation.

Show/hide 7. The Face of Abel (House of Secrets) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
House of Secrets
Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Abel; Ric Estrada

Credits

Script
Mike W. Barr [as Michael C. Carmichael]
Art
Ric Estrada
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Synopsis

Abel asks the artist Ric Estrada to draw a new portrait of himself.

Show/hide 8. Female of the Species (House of Secrets) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
House of Secrets
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-3364
Characters
Abel (host); Frank Gannon; Louise; Kay; Charley; Joan Sawyer

Credits

Script
Jack Oleck
Art
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colours
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Erick Santos ?

Synopsis

A serial killer is stopped by the ghost of another serial killer.

Show/hide 9. Freak of Nature (House of Secrets) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
House of Secrets
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-3568
Characters
Abel (host); Allen Porter; John Tracy; Anne

Credits

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colours
Bob LeRose
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Synopsis

Seeking revenge on his partner, Porter summons a demon who gives him the power to take over his rival's life.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Doorway To Nightmare) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Doorway To Nightmare
Code
C-933
Characters
Madame Xanadu

Credits

Script
Jack C. Harris
Art
Mike W. Kaluta
Show/hide 11. Wheel of Fortune (Doorway To Nightmare) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doorway To Nightmare
Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
J-5513
Characters
Madame Xanadu; Joyce Anson; Erica; Damon; Ann

Credits

Script
Bill Kelley
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colours
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Madame Xanadu (Murray, 1982?) ([May 1982?])
Wheel of Fortune

Synopsis

Madame Xanadu helps Joyce stop a cult that is using a disco to sacrifice young ladies to demons.

Show/hide 12. No title recorded (Unexpected Mail) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Unexpected Mail
Code
L-269

Credits

Script
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #167.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36473

Entry created

  • 24/05/2008

Cover added

  • 19/09/2019

Index completed

  • 19/09/2019

Last updated

  • 19/09/2019