DC Comics Inc, September 1972.
16 x 10 inches. Fine. Item #101172
The Unexpected was an anthology comic for many years, publishing a variety of science fiction stories. Comic Synopsis: A vicious con making an escape attempt suffers brain damage while being apprehended. The brain damage actually improves his disposition as he recovers and he becomes a model prisoner, even befriending the warden's little girl. As time goes on, he begins to feel the old angry personality reasserting itself so he concocts a plan to escape using the little girl as a hostage as he treks out into the swamp. He abandons her as the prison guards close in but she follows him, not understanding his change in demeanor. She falls into the water and yells for help as she can't swim. At first, he thinks to leave her to her fate, but he relents and dies saving her life.
Page Synopsis: The con, who was morphed into a good man, has now returned to wickedness. He kidnaps the warden’s daughter and heads for the woods. He leaves her behind in an act of love, and steps across the stones on the river.