(November-December 1977)

DC, 1976 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1977-08-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893166012
Editing:
Paul Levitz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound (#1-2); Saddle-stitched (#3-18)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date found in letter column in Justice League of America #148.


Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes; Huntress; Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Bob Layton
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-553

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Earth-1)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes; Huntress; Green Arrow / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Aparo
Job Number:
J-4891

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Earth-1); Huntress [Helena Wayne]

[Origin of Green Arrow] (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Denny O'Neil
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Bruce Patterson
Colors:
Liz Berube
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-4894

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (of Earth-1, origin retold)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin recap occurring before the events of Oliver Queen losing his fortune to John DeLeon.

The Secret of the Quintile Crystal! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack C. Harris
Pencils:
Juan Ortiz
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
Liz Berube
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-4871

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad] (origin retold); Superman (cameo); R. J. Brande; Lord Lorval (villain); Science Police
Synopsis:
Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl relate to Superman one of their first cases as the Legion before he joined as Superboy involving the Quintile Crystal. After telling their tale, they meet up with the same Science Police officer who was involved alongside them in that case.
Reprints:

Secret Origins of Secret Origins (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-784

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Creation of this issue.

[Huntress Concept Art] (Table of Contents)

Huntress / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Staton (concept sketch); Joe Orlando (cover design)
Inks:
Joe Staton (concept sketch); Joe Orlando (cover design)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Huntress [Helena Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Staton's original sketch of the Huntress and rough and pencilled versions of the cover.

From Each Ending ...A Beginning! (Table of Contents)

Huntress / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Bob Layton
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-4849

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Huntress [Helena Wayne] (origin); Batman (Earth-2); Catwoman (Earth-2, dies); Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback); Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Robin (Earth-2, flashback); Silky Cernak (villain); Commissioner Gordon (Earth-2, cameo)
Synopsis:
The Golden Age Batman retires from crimefighting after accidentally killing his wife Selina Kyle Wayne, the former Catwoman, when she is blackmailed into committing one more job by a former associate, Silky Chernak. As a result, Selina and Bruce's daughter, Helena, becomes the Huntress and vows to fight crime like her father did and brings Silky to justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance of the Helena Wayne Huntress, who simultaneously first appears in this issue and All-Star Comics (DC, 1976 series) #69, both released August 24, 1977.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
    Legion of Super-Heroes; Huntress; Green Arrow
  2. 1. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
    Legion of Super-Heroes; Huntress; Green Arrow
  3. 2. [Origin of Green Arrow]
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. The Secret of the Quintile Crystal!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. Secret Origins of Secret Origins
  6. 5. [Huntress Concept Art]
    Huntress
  7. 6. From Each Ending ...A Beginning!
    Huntress
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