Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected #92, January 1965

Just came across this cover yesterday and it made me laugh. “Captive of the Giant Raindrops!” I realise DC was desperate to find new threats for its horror and mystery titles, but raindrops?! What kind of wacked out imagination..? etc. Note too that the drops themselves appear to be hollow: those captured don’t look like they’re drowning — or maybe they are, and it’s just really badly drawn. Whatever, Gene Kelly sure as heck wouldn’t go singing in this rain!

You can see from the strap line that there also seems to have been a regular slot featuring something called “The Green Glob” — now that’s gotta be worth investigating further!

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