(March 1965)

DC, 1964 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1965-01-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

More Secret Origins (Table of Contents)

DC Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman; Green Arrow; Martian Manhunter; Aquaman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Superman; Superboy; Superbaby
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in More Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) #1

The Origin of the Justice League (Table of Contents)

Justice League / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Batman; Green Arrow; Martian Manhunter; Aquaman; The Flash; Superman; Snapper Carr]
Synopsis:
Seven meteors are sent to Earth by aliens from the planet Appellax, six superheroes of our world individually overcome the beings that emerge from them. They then come together to combat the seventh menace and vow to form the Justice League of America.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #9 (February-March 1962)

Birth of the Atom (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ray Palmer; Jean Loring
Synopsis:
Trapped in a cavern with only the tiniest escape route, scientist Ray Palmer shrinks his body and enlarges the small exit knowing that the shrinking process may kill him at any moment.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #34 (September-October 1961)

Origins of Legendary Heroes (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Mini biographies of legendary heroes through the ages.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in More Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) #1

How Aquaman Got His Powers! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atlantis; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Flashback); Tom Curry (Flashback); Commander Haskel
Synopsis:
Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #260 (May 1959)

Indexer Notes

Earth 1 origin of Aquaman, substantially different from More Fun Comics version.

The Man from Robin's Past (Table of Contents)

Batman; Robin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Flying Graysons (flashback); Sando the Strongman; Andy Sando; Limey Lou
Synopsis:
The Dynamic Duo clear Sando the Strongman, an old friend of Robin's from his circus days, of suspicion. Along the way, The Boy Wonder recalls his origin.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #129 (February 1960)

Origin of Flash's Masked Identity (Table of Contents)

Flash [Barry Allen] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Golden Age Flash [Jay Garrick] (in a comicbook)
Synopsis:
Barry Allen considers operating as The Flash maskless, his musings help him to make his decision.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #128 (May 1962)

The Story of Superman's Life (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (origin retold in detail); Jor-El; Zor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Recap of Superman's life from the destruction of Krypton to when he left Smallville after high school.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Superman (DC, 1939 series) #146 (July 1961)
Keywords:
green kryptonite; Krypton
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. More Secret Origins
    DC Heroes
  2. 1. The Origin of the Justice League
    Justice League
  3. 2. Birth of the Atom
    Atom
  4. 3. Origins of Legendary Heroes
  5. 4. How Aquaman Got His Powers!
    Aquaman
  6. 5. The Man from Robin's Past
    Batman; Robin
  7. 6. Origin of Flash's Masked Identity
    Flash [Barry Allen]
  8. 7. The Story of Superman's Life
    Superman
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