(December 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Roy Thomas; Robert Greenberger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#50 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash; Skyman; Stripesy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tom Grindberg (signed)
Inks:
Pablo Marcos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Skyman [Star-Spangled Kid; Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]

The Secret Origin of the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy (Table of Contents)

Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Tom Grindberg
Inks:
Mike Gustovich
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
David Cody Weiss

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Skyman [Sylvester Pemberton; Star-Spangled Kid]; Infinity, Inc. (cameo) [Brainwave, Jr.; Nuklon; Jade; Obsidian; Northwind; Hourman [Rick Tyler]; Wildcat [Yolanda Montez]; Dr. Midnight [Beth Chapel]; Fury [Lyta Hall]]; Seven Soldiers of Victory (flashback, cameo) [Green Arrow; Speedy; Shining Knight; Vigilante; Crimson Avenger]; Nebula Man (flashback, cameo); Justice Society of America (flashback, cameo) [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Power Girl]
Synopsis:
Skyman tells his teammates, Infinty, Inc., about how he and Stripesy met and thwarted some Nazi sympathizers' plans to include dynamite in a fireworks display.

Indexer Notes

Takes place just after Infinity Inc. #31. Based on the origin story in Star-Spangled Comics #1. Recaps some of the SSK's history with the Seven Soldiers of Victory, the JSA and Infinity Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Bob Greenberger
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2517

Indexer Notes

Includes a column where Roy recaps the publishing history of both heroes.

Includes letters from Anthony R. Cardno, Frank Balkin, John Egan, Jeffrey Wechselblatt and Hurricane Heeran.

The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Flash (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Jerry Acerno
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
David Cody Weiss

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Joan Williams (flashback); Major Williams (flashback); Sieur Satan (flashback); Justice Society of America (flashback, cameo) [Atom [Al Pratt]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]]; Flash [Wally West] (flashback, cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis:
In 1940, Jay Garrick gains the power of speed after inhaling "hard water fumes" in a college lab accident. As the Flash, he rescues the kidnapped father of Joan Williams.

Indexer Notes

Based on the story in Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash; Skyman; Stripesy
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy
    Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
  4. 3. The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Flash
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Roy Lyons
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer