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Showcase Presents Tales Of Unexpected TP Vol 01 [Paperback]

Various , Jack Miller , Ed France Herron

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29 Aug 2012 Showcase Presents
Collecting TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-20! - Mysterious tales of the weird including: - "The Secret of Cell Sixteen" -"The House Where Dreams Come True" - "The Man Nobody Could See" - "The Man Who Ate Fire" - "The Living Locks" - "The Gorilla Who Saved

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Weird, fun tales from the Silver Age 2 Oct 2012
By F. Averick - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great collection of sci-fi/fantasy tales from the Silver Age of DC Comics. Tales of the Unexpected was an anthology series and like all such comics at the time, there were 3 or 4 complete stories per issue (compare that to comics now where one storyline usually goes on for 4 or 5 issues).

The art is great as is the (black and white) reproduction. The stories themselves tend be formulaic, of course, but they barrel on with such outlandish ideas and matter-of-fact acceptance of the odd, that they're also a lot of fun.

It would be great if DC continues this series as eventually it morphs into one of DC's mystery/horror books and there's even more fun (and great art) to be be had then!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not vintage Silver Age 9 Jan 2013
By William Henley - Published on Amazon.com
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.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it 2 Mar 2013
By evilsgindsitributor - Published on Amazon.com
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I am very pleased by this book. Yes, the stories aren't brilliant literature, but the artwork!! Contributions by such luminaries as the great Leonard Starr, Mort Drucker, Jack Kirby and others! Also, its a big book, with lots and lots of little vignette stories with a twist. Maybe not a neck breaking twist, but I'm too busy enjoying the classic illustration to care. Totally love it!
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great silver age anthology 11 Oct 2012
By Don L. Christian Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection covers the first twenty issues of Tales of the Unexpected from DC Comics in the mid fifties. The black and white stories often feature "twist endings" that are very clever for the maximum of eight pages allotted to each. A very enjoyable read for a few stories per setting. Too many issues taken at one time tends to get too much alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy 30 Nov 2012
By Buzzard67 - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the stories and great art work.
I would recommend this for first time comic book owners or long time lovers of comics.
Cant go wrong for the price.
All stories are in Black and white, not color.
Could not be happier.
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