Secret Origins #2 [Newsstand]
(May 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893176605
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
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) #2 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan (layouts); Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Ricardo Villagran (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-4791

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (19 August 2007)

Echoes of Future Past! (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
S-4772

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett] (death); Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Luri Hoshid; Kha-Ef-Re; Jarvis Kord; Mr. Thunderbolt (cameo); Mentor the Magnificent (cameo); Praying Mantis-Man (cameo); Red Knight (cameo); Magno-Man (cameo); Mister Crabb (cameo)
Synopsis:
Archaeologist Dan Garrett enters the Egyptian tomb of Kha-Ef-Re and finds a sarcophagus with a blue scarab on it. When he touches it, the sprit of the pharoah tells him he will have the power of the Blue Beetle when he says the words: Kaji Dha. Several years later, Garrett's former student, Ted Kord, asks for help in stopping his uncle Jarvis who is building an army of destructive robots. After Garrett apparently dies during the fight, Kord vows to carry on as the next Blue Beetle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ties together the two Charlton characters. This serves as the introduction to the Blue Beetle's new book.

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Greenberger (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-4790

Synopsis:
The story behind the multiple Blue Beetles and how he was re-introduced into the DC universe.

Indexer Notes

Also includes previews of the covers of issues 3 and 4.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Echoes of Future Past!
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer