(February 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Mark Waid
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)

Legion of Substitute Heroes; Dr. Light / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ty Templeton
Pencils:
Ty Templeton (signed)
Inks:
Ty Templeton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ty Templeton

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Polar Boy; Stone Boy]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light]

The Secret Origin of the Legion of Substitute Heroes (Table of Contents)

Legion of Substitute Heroes / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Ty Templeton
Pencils:
Ty Templeton
Inks:
Anthony van Bruggen
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Ty Templeton
Job Number:
G-4724

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid [Ral Benem]; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Polar Boy [Brek Bannin]; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy]; Mr. Benem; Mrs. Benem; Estimate Boy; the Tree-Men (villains)
Synopsis:
The origin of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

Indexer Notes

Adapted (with a humorous slant) from the original in Adventure Comics (1935 series) #306.

All Those Light Years Ago (Table of Contents)

Dr. Light / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Boldman
Pencils:
Mike Parobeck
Inks:
Ken Branch
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Tim Harkins

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Light [Jacob Finlay] (origin); Dr. Light [Arthur Light] (origin); Lester; Mr. B (dies); Justice League of America [Flash; Black Canary; Green Lantern; Martian Manhunter; Batman; Green Arrow; Hawkman; Superman] (cameo); Captain Cold (cameo)
Synopsis:
Jacob Finlay, the original Dr. Light, continues to haunt Arthur Light, the second Dr. Light.

Secret Admirers (Table of Contents)

Secret Admirers / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Pencils:
Tom Grindberg
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-3562

Indexer Notes

Mark Waid discusses secrets behind the origins of the Legion of Substitute Heroes and Doctor Light. Letters from readers - Jody Hamby, Jim Kelly, James E. Helsel, Gary Hellen and Kip Talbott - and responses from Mark Waid. Preview of cover to SECRET ORIGINS #38.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Substitute Heroes; Dr. Light
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of the Legion of Substitute Heroes
    Legion of Substitute Heroes
  3. 2. All Those Light Years Ago
    Dr. Light
  4. 3. Secret Admirers
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mark Waid
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer