Tales of the Unexpected #1

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
February-March 1956
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
Branding
DC: A Superman Publication (1941–1949)
 
DC: A Superman Publication (1941–1949)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/12640

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled [The Cartoon That Came to Life!] Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Bill Ely
Letters
Ira Schnapp (letters and logo design)
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

Show/hide 1. Untitled (Garcelon Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Garcelon Stamp Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The "Out-of-the-World Club" Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
John Prentice [as J. P.]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #7 ([December 1956?])
The Out-of-the-World Club

Synopsis

Ross Rand discovers that the musicians at the new jazz club really are "out of this world."

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Professor Eureka) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Professor Eureka
Genre
Humor
Characters
Professor Eureka

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mammoth Annual (KG Murray, 1962 series) #8 ([August 1967?])
No title recorded
Show/hide 6. The Dream Lamp Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Leonard Starr

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #6 ([November 1956?])
The Dream Lamp
 
United States
DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #4 (July-September 1969)
The Dream Lamp  (splash panel modified)

Synopsis

Cyrus Perkins experiences his adventures through the help of a "dream lamp."

Notes

Previously credited to John Prentice in error, as pointed out by Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker.

Showcase Presents: Tales of the Unexpected Volume 1 credits pencils to John Prentice.

Show/hide 7. Buzzy Asks: "Do You Know How to Be a Good Baby-Sitter?" (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. The Secret of Cell Sixteen Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery; historical

Credits

Script
Jack Miller ?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Charles Paris

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #1 (February-March 1956)
The Secret of Cell Sixteen
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 ([September 1956?])
The Secret of Cell Sixteen
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #157 (May 1966)
The Secret of Cell Sixteen
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #17 ([September 1966])
The Secret of Cell Sixteen

Synopsis

Charles Duval searches for the one way out of his cell.

Notes

Showcase Presents: Tales of the Unexpected Volume 1 credits script to Jack Miller.

Show/hide 10. Exposing Famous Ghost Stories Text article, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Jack Miller
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. The Cartoon That Came to Life Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Don Doyle; Editor Barton

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Bill Ely

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #1 ([October 1956])
The Cartoon That Came to Life

Synopsis

An alien creature uses cartoonist Don Doyle and his comic strip to prepare an invasion of Earth.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (100 Toy Soldiers) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
100 Toy Soldiers

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Cheerful Card Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Cheerful Card Company

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Physical Training) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Physical Training

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37673

Entry created

  • 06/10/2008

Cover added

  • 20/02/2010

Index completed

  • 05/11/2018

Last updated

  • 05/11/2018