Tales of the Unexpected #50

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1960
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: Superman National Comics
 
DC: Superman National Comics
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15678

Credits

Editing
Jack Schiff, Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, Associate Editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled [Menace of the Sun-Creature] (The Space Ranger) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Space Ranger
Genre
Science fiction; superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Historias Fantásticas (Editorial Novaro, 1958 series) #44
Show/hide 1. Test Your Talent! (Art Instruction, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Art Instruction, Inc.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. King Barney The Ape Comic story, 8 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Murphy Anderson, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #29 ([September 1960])
King Barney the Ape
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #87 ([June 1974?])
King Barney the Ape
Printed in
All Star Adventure Comic (K. G. Murray, 1959 series) #87 ([June 1974] ?)
Show/hide 3. The Readers' Choice! (The Brave and the Bold; Justice League of America; Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Brave and the Bold; Justice League of America; Showcase; Rip Hunter... Time Master
Genre
Science fiction; superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mike Sekowsky, penciller
 
Joe Kubert, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
 
Joe Kubert, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Notes

House ad for The Brave and Bold (DC, 1955 series) #30 (June-July 1960) and Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #26 (May-June 1960)

Show/hide 4. Be Your Own Boss! Public service announcement, 1 page

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Bernard Baily, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer

Synopsis

Phil waits until the last minute to do his homework so he misses out on some fun plans.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Dr. Floogle) Comic story, 1 page

"You have created me, but I am your master now!"

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Floogle
Genre
Humour; science fiction

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #58 ([March 1961?])
Untitled

Synopsis

Dr. Floogle's new robot wants to take over the world but he has one weakness.

Show/hide 6. The Mad Moon of Clune Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Jerry Coleman , scripter
Art
George Roussos, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #53 (October 1960)
The Mad Moon of Clune

Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 7. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (House of Secrets; My Greatest Adventure; House of Mystery) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
House of Secrets; My Greatest Adventure; House of Mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Amazing Ratios!) Cartoon, 1 page

"During the course of a working week..."

Featuring

Feature
Amazing Ratios!
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Writing
Julius Schwartz, scripter
Art
Morris Waldinger, penciller
 
Tom Nicolosi, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #55 (April 1955)
Untitled
Also printed
Australia
All Favourites Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #64 ([January 1968])
 
United States
Showcase Presents Strange Adventures (DC, 2009 series) #1 ([January] 2009)

Synopsis

Scientific facts based around numerical relationships.

Show/hide 9. Untitled (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 10. Sniper from Space Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 11. Menace of the Sun-Creature (The Space Ranger) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Space Ranger
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Characters
Karsten

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

A band of thieves is using a strange monster to distract the authorities while they commit their robberies.

Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"For the very best..."

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown; Blackhawk

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 14. Untitled (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (The National Sports Council) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The National Sports Council

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 44402

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