Tales of the Unexpected #47

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 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
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15543

Credits

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

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Invasion of the Jewel-Men! (The Space Ranger) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Space Ranger
Genre
Science fiction; superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Sidéral (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #31 (octobre 1960)
 
Big Boss (Arédit-Artima, 1970 series) #42 (1979)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Jowett Institute of Body Building) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jowett Institute of Body Building

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Man Who Stole the Solar System! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Capt. Ambers (of Solar Security); Dr. Flanders; Professor Renzell; Dr. Sprell; Charlie (Renzell's assistant)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Captain Ambers has been brought in to handle security at the "Project Flanders," a miniature version of the solar system equipped with the "Flanders Ray." Whatever the Flanders Ray does to the model of the universe happens to the universe itself. When Professor Renzell hijacks the lab, moves it to another location, and proceeds to blackmail the universe, Ambers disguises his ship as a comet and makes a one-man assault on Renzells' headquarters.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (The Magic Genie) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"I'll get my magic genie!"

Featuring

Feature
The Magic Genie
Genre
Humour; Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer [signed]
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Wilson Chemical Co.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chemical Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 5. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Buzzy) Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Buzzy
Genre
Non-fiction; advocacy

Credits

Writing
Jack Schiff, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Ira Schnapp, letterer
Show/hide 6. Introducing... The Justice League of America (Justice League of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
, letterer

Notes

House ad for The Brave and the Bold #28.

Show/hide 7. The Crystal Ball Planet! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Captain Ken Quarles; the alien sorcerer; Lt. Haller; Evans

Credits

Writing
Arnold Drake , scripter
Art
Howard Purcell, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

En route to Planet Z, Captain Quarles and his crew come upon a planet sized crystal ball, projecting images of the future. The Alien Sorcerer makes his appearance and warns that the visions could come true if Quarles' ship doesn't turn back. One by one the images come to life, until Quarles determines that the images are all illusions being projected by the Alien Sorcerer using rocks with telepathic qualities from Planet Z as part of an elaborate plan to keep others away from these stones.

Notes

Writer identification from Bob Hughes.

Show/hide 8. Captives of the Moon Men Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 9. Perilous Painting! Comic story, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 10. Three Exciting New Adventures (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Batman #130 house ad.

Show/hide 11. The Invasion of the Jewel-Men (The Space Ranger) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Space Ranger
Genre
Science fiction; superhero
Characters
Space Ranger; Myra Mason; Cryll; Jewel-Men

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton , scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
 
Gardner Fox , scripter
Art
Bob Brown, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #18 ([July 1960?])
The Invasion of the Jewel-Men
Printed in
Sidéral (Arédit-Artima, 1958 series) #31 (octobre 1960)
 
Big Boss (Arédit-Artima, 1970 series) #42 (1979)

Synopsis

Jewel Men land on Mars to steal selenite. Space Ranger confronts them at Mars Harbor, having some success with a sound beam that destroys a few. The Jewel Men threaten his ship and Myra, and escape in the confusion. Cryll was ineffective during the fight because of a coating of ammonia on the Jewel Men, which gives Space Ranger a clue to where they are hiding. The Jewel Men are using the selenite to create more Jewel Men, and their jewel machinery sucks Space Ranger in. Cryll saves the day by morphing into a Saturnian Vibro-Deer, whose vibrations destroy the jewel and the jewel men.

Notes

Writers suggested by Bob Hughes.

Show/hide 12. Treasure Chest of Fun (Honor House Products Corp.) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Honor House Products Corp.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 13. Untitled (Stephens Credit Sales) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stephens Credit Sales

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 14. Untitled (Zenith Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Zenith Company

Credits

Writing
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Art
, line art
Text
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (American Seed Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Seed Co.

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 72012

Entry created

  • 05/12/2021

Cover added

  • 05/12/2021

Index completed

  • 05/12/2021