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
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)

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

Script:
Mark Evanier
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Article by Mark Evanier about breaking into the comic biz.

Indexer Notes

Also includes the comics on sale the week of March 13th, 1986.

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
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  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer