Secret Origins #19 [Newsstand]
(November 1987)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893176610
Editing:
Greg Weisman; Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#50 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #19 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam; The Guardian / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed); Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; The Guardian

The Coming of Uncle Sam (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Job Number:
G-3246

Genre:
war; occult
Characters:
Uncle Sam (origin); General Robert E. Lee (cameo); General Ulysses S. Grant (cameo); Adolph Hitler (cameo); Ezra Smith; Buddy Smith; Black Legion [Scar; Snyle];
Synopsis:
Uncle Sam helps Buddy Smith get the men who killed his grandfather and then the two show the small town of Glen Valley they can stand up to the Black Legion.
Keywords:
American Revolutionary War; Civil War; Spanish-American War; War of 1812; World War I

Indexer Notes

Based on the stories in National 1 & 5, and US #1.

The Secret Origin of Guardian and the Newsboy Legion (Table of Contents)

Guardian; The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Arvell Jones
Inks:
Greg Theakston
Colors:
Julianna Ferritier
Letters:
Jean Simek; Helen Vesik
Job Number:
I-163

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Guardian [Jim Harper] (origin); The Newsboy Legion [Tommy Tompkins; Big Words; Gabby; Scrapper] (origin); Justice Society of America [Wildcat; Atom; Green Lantern] (cameo); Leo; Nat Milligan; Frankie the Fence; Chips Carder
Synopsis:
Jim Harper becomes the Guardian to capture some crooks. Later, in his civilian identity, he agrees to vouch for four wayward youths, keeping them from juvenile detention. These youths become the Newsboy Legion.

Indexer Notes

Based on the story in Star Spangled #7 and All Star Squadron Annual #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2851

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Fred Filler, T. E. Pouncey, Chase McDonald and one unsigned letter.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam; The Guardian
  2. 1. The Coming of Uncle Sam
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Guardian and the Newsboy Legion
    Guardian; The Newsboy Legion
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer