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Unexpected (1956) comic books 1956-1969

  • Issue #1
    Unexpected (1956) 1
    Published Mar 1956 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0143814002
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497328001

    Cover art by Bill Ely. "The Out-of-the-World Club," art by John Prentice; Ross Rand discovers that the musicians at the new jazz club really are "out of this world." Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Professor Eureka humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Dream Lamp, art by Leonard Starr; Cyrus Perkins experiences his adventures through the help of a "dream lamp." Buzzy Asks: "Do You Know How to Be a Good Baby-Sitter?" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of Cell Sixteen, art by Howard Purcell; Charles Duval searches for the one way out of his cell. "Exposing Famous Ghost Stories article by Jack Miller. "The Cartoon That Came to Life, script by Otto Binder, art by Bill Ely; An alien creature uses cartoonist Don Doyle and his comic strip to prepare an invasion of Earth. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Unexpected (1956) 5
    Published Sep 1956 by DC.
    • 1/2" Spine split from top.
    • Oxidation. Chipping.

    Cover art by John Prentice. "The Man Who Laughed at Locks, art by Ruben Moreira; Inventor Carl Farr "haunts" his friend and rival Emmet Durham to coerce a confession. "I Was Bewitched for a Day, art by Bill Ely; Henry believes that a strange little man has granted his wish to change his life, but it's just a prank played by his wife and a hidden camera TV show. "Ghostly" Bandit article. "The Living Paintings, art by Sheldon Moldoff; Art expert Mr. Martin tells how he once used gimmicked paintings to produce a confession. "The Second Life of Geoffrey Hawkes, art by John Prentice; History repeats itself as mysterious actor George Hale plays Geoffrey Hawkes, but was Hale really Hawkes returned from the dead? 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Unexpected (1956) 7
    Published Nov 1956 by DC.

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. "The Pen That Never Lied!, art by Bernard Baily; A magic quill pen only produces the truth, no matter what its user writes. Binky's Special Election Exhibit public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "Beware, I Can Read Your Mind, art by Sheldon Moldoff; As a child strange radiation gives Johnny Carter the ability to read minds, but a lifetime of hearing other people's thoughts is driving him mad. Moolah the Mystic humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Forbidden Wish, art by George Roussos; Cal Colby finds a Native American talisman that grants him whatever he wishes for, but warns him not to wish for immortality. "The Deadly Dolls article. "The Face in the Clock, art by Nick Cardy; Bart Crane can't escape the face appearing in timepieces that keeps announcing the time of his death because it belongs to Father Time. Disneyland Color Television Set. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Unexpected (1956) 8
    Published Dec 1956 by DC.
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    • Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Leonard Starr. "The Man Who Stole a Genie, art by Mort Meskin; Roger Hackett steals a statuette his compatriot Martin found that looks like a common trinket, but summons a genie; After proving the power of the statue true, Hackett prepares to head to a new life of wealth, but his native assistant breaks the statue while cleaning. Professor Eureka humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Secret of the Elephant's Tusk, art by Bill Ely; Noonan extorts the families of people paralyzed by contact with the ivory of a sacred elephant for money to kill the animal; A shaman sees what Noonan has done and curses him with death by ivory. Gifts to the United Nations! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. "The Four Seeds of Destiny!, art by George Roussos; Ted Hall pilfers four seeds reputed to separately bring wealth, talent, beauty, and death from an Egyptian tomb; The first seeds apparently bring wealth, talent, and beauty, so Hall throws away the fourth seed, but he has misinterpreted the results of the first three seeds. "For Sale: Your Future article by George Kashdan. "The Camera That Could Rob, art by Leonard Starr; A scientist creates a camera that produces three-dimensional versions of the items photographed; The scientist's neighbor Adam Hale sees the potential in the camera and steals it, killing the scientist in the process. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Unexpected (1956) 9
    Published Jan 1957 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing to front and back of slab.
    • Label #0E8686-076

    Cover art by Leonard Starr. "The Amazing Cube!, art by Bernard Baily; Harvey Hacker meets a fellow gambler who has made his own dice from a meteor and with which he cannot lose; Following him, Hacker is able to snatch one when the other gambler crashes his car outside an atomic station; Planning to analyze the cube later, Hacker finds that it is apparently getting larger and larger through the night, nearly crushing him in his own house. Ad for Showcase; Challengers of the Unknown. "The Carbon Copy Man, art by George Papp; Frank Dorne has been faking teleportation with the help of his twin brother George, whose existence is unknown to the outside world since the brothers were brought up in separate orphanages; When a trick goes wrong and George is killed, Frank figures the gig is over until it appears that George has fulfilled his part of the act once again. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Day Nobody Died, art by George Roussos; Dr. Jim Morgan is worried about performing his first surgery, but he notices an odd man about who seems to be able to ensure no one dies. "Mystery of the Talking Mongoose article by George Kent. "The Man Who Ate Fire, art by Leonard Starr; Tommy Briggs discovers that Edward Hermes is really an alien from Mercury and sent to Earth to prepare an invasion, but Tommy and his father alert the authorities and prevent it, with the help of the Statue of Liberty. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Unexpected (1956) 10
    Published Feb 1957 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached, staple rust/migration.

    Cover art by Mort Meskin. "The Strangest Show on Earth, art by Jim Mooney; A failing circus takes on bizarre new acts billing themselves as the Martian Circus; Though they pretend to be faking their alien acts, they are real Martians on Earth to smoke out a Martian criminal. Professor Eureka humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Winter Sports Champions of the World public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. "The Phantom Mariner, art by Sheldon Moldoff; When Bruce Blake witnesses three captains going down with their ships in identical ways he begins to wonder about a connection; But when he sees one breathing underwater, and thinks about all three captains' initials, he realizes he might have been dealing with Davy Jones himself. Robbie the Robot humor page by Hi Mankin. "The Duplicate Man, art by Bill Ely; Orry Conn kills the inventor of a duplicating machine and creates a duplicate of himself to take the rap; But later he realizes that whatever happens to the original or the duplicate happens to the other, and, unfortunately for him, his duplicate is sentenced to die! "The Man Who Hunted Witches text article. Moolah the Mystic humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "I Was Slave to the Wizard's Lamp, art by Mort Meskin; Emmet Mason purchases a lamp accompanied by a legend that the owner must keep it lit for ten years or be cursed with death; Mason protects the lamp at all costs until it is destroyed in a fire and a blue ruby found inside. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Unexpected (1956) 11
    Published Mar 1957 by DC.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #447561-004

    Cover art by Leonard Starr. "Who Am I?, art by Bernard Baily; A man with amnesia is forced to steal against his will by a disembodied head; He is a robot, and the head belongs to his creator; When the police trail the robot home, the scientist tries to escape, but he and the robot end up falling to their deaths. Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz (Feb. 17-24) Do You Know the People of Your Country? public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. "I Was a Man from the Future, art by Nick Cardy; Blake travels back in time through a crevice in a mountain side where he frees a good man and falls in love with a beautiful girl; To protect his new friends he returns to the present for a weapon, but when he tries to rejoin them the crevice is gone and he is stuck in the present. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Ghost of Hollywood, art by Bill Ely; Miles Turner makes a deal with a ghost to help him create realistic special effects for a film; But when he is forced to break the deal, through no fault of his own, the ghost ruins the film. "The Bewitched Vehicle text story. "The Man Who Hated Green, art by Leonard Starr; The paintings of Jean Malreaux put their owners into comas; Hector Abbott notices the paintings lack the color green and deduces that the painter is an impostor with an aversion to the color green, striking out at people associated with that color. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Unexpected (1956) 14
    Published Jun 1957 by DC.
    • 3/4 " Spine split from bottom.

    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. "The Forbidden Game, art by Mort Meskin; A sorcerer gives Alex Denton unlimited power as long as he never rides in a vehicle of a certain color, but the sorcerer refuses to say which color; Denton tricks the sorcerer into revealing the color, but then he is in accident that leaves him color blind. Sgt. Bilko ad. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. "Cry, Clown, Cry, art by Bernard Baily; Tom Grayson follows his father into the family business as a circus clown, though the family line is subject to an ancient curse. Worldwide Adventures in Science! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. "The Man Who Owned King Arthur's Sword, art by George Papp; Criminals use a phony sword of King Arthur to defraud the public, but when one of the criminals kills his partner and then loses the sword in the ocean he must dive for it; Below he finds the real sword of King Arthur. "They Vanished Into Space article. "The Green Gorilla, art by Sheldon Moldoff; A blackmailer is pursued by a green gorilla only he can see or hear thanks to the mystical Tibetan statue he extorts from one of his victims. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Unexpected (1956) 17
    Published Sep 1957 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0328661004

    Cover pencils by Ruben Moreira, inks by Ruben Moreira and Jack Adler (washes). Yogi Berra Homers in the 9th - Wins Big Game! ad for Wilson Chemical Co. "Who Is Mr. Ashtar?, art by Jack Kirby; A hotel detective helps a man from the future get a picture of blueprints of a weapon necessary to repel a Martian invasion in 2957. Danger Prejudice at Work! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. "Beware the Thinking Cap, art by Bill Ely; Johnny Manton steals a cap from a museum reputed to give its wearer great intelligence, but Manton doesn't know that the cap only allows itself to be used for good. Hamid the Hypnotist humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Professor Eureka humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. "The Bullet Man, art by Bernard Baily; Due to a mixture of elements from a meteorite and scrap metal from an atomic research lab in his ID tag, inmate Chick Durant is able to leave his cell for 25 minutes at a time. "Strange Visit from Venus article. "The Impossible Voyage, art by Jim Mooney; As a prank, aliens take people lining up for a new amusement ride on a real ride through the solar system. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Unexpected (1956) 19
    Published Nov 1957 by DC.
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    Cover art by Bob Brown. Teddy Roosevelt Guardian of Nature public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. "The Man from Two Worlds, art by Nick Cardy; Aliens convince a man he is one of them in order to get his help procuring radium, but he realizes they are lying about him being an alien and he tricks them into leaving empty-handed. Ad for Tomahawk and Superman comics. "D-Day on Planet Vulcan, art by Jim Mooney; The planet Vulcan contacts Earth for help coming up with a military strategy to defend themselves against an aggressor element within their government. Professor Eureka humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. "The Human Lie Detector, art by Bill Ely; A man's face changes colors when in the vicinity of someone lying; He aids the police until gangland hears of his ability and kidnaps him. "Men Who Make Ghosts text story. "The Menace of the Fireball, art by Bob Brown; A scientist accidentally draws a fireball towards Earth and nothing seems able to stop its course until his wacky inventor father provides just the machine needed. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Unexpected (1956) 20
    Published Dec 1957 by DC.
    • Oxidation. 3/4" Spine split from bottom.

    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. The Trick Is to Treat All the World's Children! public service announcement with Binky, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. "The Earth Gladiator, art by Nick Cardy; Aliens will take possession of Earth unless John Trent can defeat their champion in a game of survival. Doctor Rocket humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The One and Only Superman comic book ad. "The Remarkable Mr. Multiplier, art by Bill Ely; Thad Merkel invents a machine to mass-produce copies of things like cars and planes, but the machine seems to have a childlike mind of its own; This playfulness helps the inventor stop a group of thieves. Moolah the Mystic humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. "I Was Marooned on Planet Earth, art by Bernard Baily; A Saturnian is accidentally rocketed to Earth where he must find a source of radium in order to return home. "Ghostly Re-Enactments text story. "You Stole Our Planet, art by Ruben Moreira; Working on a way to create a barrier against nuclear fallout, two scientists are visited by creatures accusing humans of having stolen their world. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Unexpected (1956) 21
    Published Jan 1958 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Living Phantoms, art by Bernard Baily. The Loneliest Man In the World, art by Jim McArdle. The Mysterious Mr. Vince, art by Jack Kirby. The Hostage In Outer Space, art by Bob Brown; Earth holds an alien hostage while an alien holds an Earthman hostage. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Unexpected (1956) 22
    Published Feb 1958 by DC.
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
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    Cover art by Jack Kirby. The Man From Robot Island, art by Bernard Baily. I Married A Girl From the 4th Dimension, art by Howard Purcell. Water Was My Enemy, art by Joe Maneely. Invasion of the Volcano Men, art by Jack Kirby; fiery creatures come out of a volcano and attack. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Unexpected (1956) 23
    Published Mar 1958 by DC.
    • 4.25" cumulative spine split. Oxidation.

    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. The Invitation From Mars, art by Bill Ely. Who Am I?, art by George Roussos. The Giants from Outer Space, art by Jack Kirby; giant creatures from outer space suck a lake dry, taking the swimmers with them. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Unexpected (1956) 25
    Published May 1958 by DC.

    Cover art by Lou Cameron. The Sorcerer's Asteroid, art by Bernard Baily. House ad for The New Adventures of Charlie Chan #1. Doctor Rocket humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Runaway Rock, art by Howard Purcell. The Man Who Saved the Solar System, art by Jim Mooney. Stop That Yawn fact page by Mort Drucker. The Martian In the Iron Mask, art by Lou Cameron; a Martian warns that a criminal's mask should not be removed. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Unexpected (1956) 30
    Published Oct 1958 by DC.
    • Water damage.
    • Staple rust.
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    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Jinxed Planet, art by Bernard Baily. Magic Moonstone of Io, art by George Roussos. Talent Scout of Outer Space, art by Nick Cardy. Ambush On Asteroid Red, art by Bob Brown; while getting water on an alien planet, an astronaut sees an alien approaching from behind. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Unexpected (1956) 31
    Published Nov 1958 by DC.
    • Cover detached. 2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. Keep Off Our Planet, art by Howard Purcell. Mascot From Space, art by Bill Ely. The Man Who Invaded Earth, art by Doug Wildey. The Day The Earth Stopped, art by Bob Brown; a huge magnet in outer space pulls Earth out of its orbit. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Unexpected (1956) 33
    Published Jan 1959 by DC.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0187242011

    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Man of 1,000 Planets!, art by Jim Mooney. Formula for Success! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Brown. The Mystery of Exile Moon!, art by Howard Purcell. The Color Blind Planet!, art by Doug Wildey. Martian Town, USA, art by Nick Cardy; a man discovers that his home town is populated by Martians. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Unexpected (1956) 34
    Published Feb 1959 by DC.
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. Ambush In Outer Space, art by George Roussos. The Miraculous Shoes, art by Howard Purcell. The Secet of the Space Diary, art by George Tuska. The Monte Cristo of Space, art by Mort Meskin; a man is held on an alien planet by robots with force beams. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Unexpected (1956) 35
    Published Mar 1959 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. I Was A Space Refugee, art by Jim Mooney; aliens find an astronaut adrift in space. Curse of the Blankenships, script and art by Morris Waldinger. Doctor Rocket humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Boycott of Planet Earth, art by Mort Meskin. Professor Eureka, humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Family Favorite! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. The Amazing Galactic Toys, art by Doug Wildey. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Unexpected (1956) 37
    Published May 1959 by DC.

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. The Secret Prisoners of Planet 13, art by Jim Mooney; Three Earthmen are shocked to encounter "themselves" when their expeditionary force arrives on the planet Xanr. Ad for Showcase #20. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Space Shorts illustrated space facts by Henry Boltinoff. The Quiz Kids of Space, art by George Roussos. The Mystical Manhunt text story. The Alien King from Earth!, art by Bernard Baily. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Unexpected (1956) 38
    Published Jun 1959 by DC.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing on front of case and minor side edge crack.
    • Label #04F027-023

    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Stunt Man of Space, art by Nick Cardy. Dissection of Planet Earth, art by Howard Purcell. The Giant With My Face, art by Ruben Moreira; a space explorer comes across a giant with his look and name. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Unexpected (1956) 39
    Published Jul 1959 by DC.
    • Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover art by Bernard Baily. Be Sure of Your Facts! public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Creatures from the Space Globe, art by Nick Cardy; Arnald Arnaldo, collector of interplanetary curios, finds a replica of a long lost planet in a Venusian curio shop; While studying it back on Earth, two figures come to life and go on a rampage. Doctor Rocket humor two-pager by Henry Boltinoff. The Space Musketeers, art by Jim Mooney. Ad for Blackhawk #138. The Experimental Man, art by Bernard Baily. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Unexpected (1956) 40
    Published Aug 1959 by DC.
    • Label #BED0A0-074
    • Oxidation and chipping.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1CE7D8-053
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.71) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Centerfold detached, 1/4" Spine split.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Last Days of Planet Mars!, art by Jim Mooney. Peter Puptent Explorer humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Lighthouse In The Sky, art by Howard Purcell. Scientific Word Origins fact half-page by Mort Drucker. The Super-Insect Army text story. Battle of the Colossal Creatures, art by Bob Brown; two giant creatures battle over an airplane. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Unexpected (1956) 41
    Published Sep 1959 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • No bottom staple (manufacturing).
    • Heavy staple rust, interior corner folds.
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.80) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. The Destroyers From The Stars starring Space Ranger, art by Jim Mooney. Water: A Good Friend or Deadly Enemy -- Depending on You! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Doctor Rocket humor page by Henry Boltinof. The Martian Who Ran For Mayor, art by Nick Cardy. Spiritual Doubles fact half-page by Mort Drucker. How to Use a Space Gun text story. Trap on Planetoid 10, art by George Roussos; men face an alien menace on a mysterious planet. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Unexpected (1956) 42
    Published Oct 1959 by DC.
    • 2" spine split from top.
    • 1" spine split from base of comic, cover detached at one staple.
    • 2 3/4" Spine split from bottom of comic. Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2" cumulative spine split, staples added (not manufacturing).
    • Tearing at margin on interior pages.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.54) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white

    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Secret of the Martian Helmet, art by Jim Mooney; Space Ranger is on the trail of a band of space pirates with the help of a golden helmet that belonged to the Martian folk hero Kolan Varr. Doctor Rocket humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Creature Who Hated Earth, art by George Roussos. It's Fun to Learn! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Mystery in Marsville, U.S.A. text story. The Son of King Xanta, pencils by Lee Elias. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Unexpected (1956) 43
    Published Nov 1959 by DC.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0269293020
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1488142005
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch. Oxidation. 1" cumulative spine split.
    • Water damage along spine.
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    1st Space Ranger cover on Unexpected. Cover art by Bob Brown. The Riddle of the Burning Treasures starring Space Ranger, art by Jim Mooney; first Space Ranger cover; while cruising through space, aliens shoot heat rays at his flier. Interplanetary Skip-Tracer, art by Nick Cardy. The Outcasts of Space, art by Howard Purcell. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Unexpected (1956) 44
    Published Dec 1959 by DC.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • 2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
    • Glue along spine.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #2131281002

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Menace of the Alien Indians starring Space Ranger, art by Jim Mooney; Space Ranger encounters aliens who resemble and live like Native Americans. Interplanetary Lawyer, art by George Roussos. The Tyrant Who Ruled 1,000 Years, art by Ruben Moreira. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Unexpected (1956) 45
    Published Jan 1960 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1" spine split.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Sheriff From Jupiter, art by Howard Purcell. The Planet With Three Faces, art by Nick Cardy. The Army of Interplanetary Beasts starring Space Ranger, art by Jim Mooney; Space Ranger faces a Jovian carrier monster carrying an army of interplanetary beasts. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Unexpected (1956) 46
    Published Feb 1960 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scratch on back of case
    • Centerfold detached.
    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Duplicate Doom, art by Bernard Baily; Mysterious phenomenon appear on both sides of a county line, and on both sides a mysterious man asks the townspeople how they would get rid of it. It's Fun to Help Others public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye. Space Stunts for Sale, art by George Roussos. The Hostage City text story. The Challenge of the Alien Champion starring Space Ranger, art by Jim Mooney. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Unexpected (1956) 47
    Published Mar 1960 by DC.
    • 2.75" cumulative spine split.
    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin. The Man Who Stole the Solar System, art by Nick Cardy; 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. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. The Brave and the Bold #28 ad. The Crystal Ball Planet, art by Howard Purcell. Captives of the Moon Men text story. Invasion of the Jewel Men starring Space Ranger, art by Bob Brown. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Unexpected (1956) 48
    Published Apr 1960 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • .5" Spine split from top.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. Bring 'Em Back Alive - From Space, art by Jim Mooney. Aloha... Hawaii! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. House ad for Showcase #26 featuring Rip Hunter, Time Master, pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by Jack Adler. The Mystery of the Alien Imposters, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Battle in Space text story. Peter Puptent, Explorer humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Beast from the Invisible World, art by Bob Brown; Rystan, a police officer from the invisible world of Ulix, helps Space Ranger and his friends battle the monster Kragg. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Unexpected (1956) 49
    Published May 1960 by DC.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.77) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. The Fantastic Lunar-Land, art by Lee Elias. House ad for Brave and the Bold #29 and Showcase #26, art by Mike Sekowsky, Joe Kubert, and Murphy Anderson. Ghostly Miners! filler page, art by Morris Waldinger. Professor Eureka humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Steal Planet Xerbo, art by Russ Heath. Interplanetary Experiment text story. The Alien Wizard starring Space Ranger, art by Jim Mooney; an alien named Zastro creates two duplicate images of himself. Science Shorts filler page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Unexpected (1956) 50
    Published Jun 1960 by DC.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Oxidation.
    • 0.5" spine split from top. 5.25" tear on interior page.
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • Water damage. Staple rust. Rust migration. From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. King Barney The Ape, art by Murphy Anderson. House ad for The Brave and Bold #30 and Showcase #26. Be Your Own Boss! public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. Dr. Floogle humor story by Henry Boltinoff. The Mad Moon of Clune, art by George Roussos. Amazing Ratios! fact page by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tommy Nicolosi. Sniper from Space text story. Menace of the Sun-Creature starring Space Ranger, art by Bob Brown; A band of thieves is using a strange monster to distract the authorities while they commit their robberies. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.