(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 [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Flash [Barry Allen]]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Superbaby [Clark Kent]
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 of America / 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 [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]] (origin); Queen Hippolyta; Amazons of Paradise Island (flashback); aliens from Appellax (villains, flashback)
Synopsis:
The Justice League of America uses the occasion of its third anniversary to tell Snapper Carr and Green Arrow about the formation of the League, involving the discovery of strange meteors that nearly doomed them forever. When 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)
Keywords:
Appellax; Batplane; golden lasso; meteors; power ring

Birth of the Atom! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer] (scientist, introduction, origin); Jean Loring (attorney, introduction); un-named students
Synopsis:
Scientist Palmer is experimenting with his reducer lens to try and reduce objects in size without blowing them up, all without success. However, when he, Jean and students are trapped in a cave-in, he decides to use the lens on himself and save the others before he is destroyed. To his surprise, he is not destroyed as he becomes a human atom, and the lens later returns him to normal size.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #34 (September-October 1961)
Keywords:
Ivy University; White Dwarf Star

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:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Tom's wife, death, flashback); Tom Curry (Arthur's father, 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)
Keywords:
Atlantis

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 [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-told); The Flying Grayson (Dick's parents, both die, flashback); Sando (circus friend of Robin's); Sando's son; Limey Lou (villain, fence); Lou's gang (villains, jewel thieves)
Synopsis:
When stolen goods are found in the quarters of Sando the Strongman, a friend of the Grayson family who looked after Dick after his parents were murdered, Batman and Robin have to prove his innocence.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Batman (DC, 1940 series) #129 (February 1960)
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

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

The Flash / 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 Flash [Jay Garrick] (on a Golden Age cover that Barry Allen is holding); Dr. Bailey (Jay's physician); art thieves (villains)
Synopsis:
Barry muses to himself, while reading a Golden Age issue of Flash Comics, of what it would be like if the Scarlet Speedster would operate maskless rather than as he now does.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #128 (May 1962)
Keywords:
Central City; Keystone City; National Science Conference

Indexer Notes

The majority of this story is a daydream by Barry Allen.

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 [Clark Kent] (origin retold in detail); Jor-El; Zor-El (Jor-El's brother); Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Kal-El; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis:
Recap of Superman's life beginning with his escape from the destruction of Krypton, through his adoption and raising by the Kents, his training and career as Superboy, up to his leaving Smallville for Metropolis and joining the Daily Planet after the deaths of his adoptive parents.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • From Superman (DC, 1939 series) #146 (July 1961)
Keywords:
Daily Planet; green kryptonite; Krypton; Metropolis; Metropolis Bus Company; Smallville
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. More Secret Origins
    DC Heroes
  2. 1. The Origin of the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  3. 2. Birth of the Atom!
    The 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. The Origin of Flash's Masked Identity!
    The Flash
  8. 7. The Story of Superman's Life!
    Superman
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