Secret Origins #3 [Newsstand]
(June 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1986-03-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893176606
Editing:
Robert Greenberger; Roy Thomas (creative editor)
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) #3 [Direct].

On sale date from Meanwhile column in this issue "(Week of...)".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Bingham
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

[Secret Origin of Captain Marvel] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Jerry Bingham
Inks:
Steve Mitchell
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
David Cody Weiss

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam; Sterling Morris; Dr. Sivana
Synopsis:
Young Billy Batson is led to a cavern beneath a Fawcett City subway station and meets the wizard Shazam, who gives Billy the power to transform into Captain Marvel whenever he speaks the wizard's name. His first mission as a super-hero is to stop Dr. Sivana from destroying the United States Radio system.

Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the story from Whiz Comis #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Guest Meanwhile / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Article about the history of Captain Marvel .

Indexer Notes

Also includes a small ad for Lords of the Ultrarealm.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Secret Origin of Captain Marvel]
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Guest Meanwhile
  4. 3. The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer