I am a big fan of DC Comics' "Showcase Presents" books which put DC material from the 1950's through the 80's back in print in a convenient format at an affordable price (unlike some other reviewers, I don't generally mind that they're black & white). Some of the "Showcases" I have bought are of comics I never got around to collecting in my long career as a Silver Age (1960's) comics fan. Unfortunately, in a few cases upon looking at these books I've been reminded *why* I never bothered collecting the original comics. TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED is one of these. During the period covered by this volume, UNEXPECTED was a sci-fi/fantasy anthology comic edited by Jack Schiff (unlike his fellow DC editor Julius Schwartz, Schiff was always fuzzy on the distinction between fantasy and science fiction, or thought his readers didn't care about it). The stories here are very tame, Code-approved tales of supernatural curses and alien invaders (a number of them are actually of the "something weird happens but it's all a clever hoax" genre). The art on the stories is uniformly competent, but the only really distinctive artwork is on a few stories drawn by Jack Kirby during his 1957-58 stint at DC. I don't actually regret buying this book, but I can't really give it a strong recommendation except for Kirby completists and people who grew up reading these comics (they were a little too early for me) and have fond nostalgic memories of them. There are still a lot of things published by DC I'd rather have seen in "Showcase" format than this title.