Secret Origins #4 [Newsstand]
(July 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1986-04-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893176607
Editing:
Roy Thomas; Robert Greenberger
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) #4 [Direct].

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


How It Began! (Table of Contents)

Firestorm / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Prof. Martin Stein]

The Secret Origin of Firestorm, the Nuclear Man (Table of Contents)

Firestorm / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters:
John Costanza; Carrie Spiegle
Editing:
Janice Race

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Prof. Martin Stein]; Wendy Olsen; Crystal Frost (flashback); Clarissa Stein (flashback); Danton Black (flashback); Brad Baxter (flashback); Eddie Earhart (flashback; cameo)
Synopsis:
Prof. Martin Stein looks back on his life: his college life, his marriage and divorce, and the nuclear accident that merged himself with student Ronnie Raymond to become Firestorm.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Article about various new DC projects including the re-vamping of Superman, Legends, Angel Love and Swamp Thing. Also mentions Watchmen.

Indexer Notes

Also includes DC Check List of comics on sale the week of April 10th, 1986.

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2359

Synopsis:
Article about the creation of Firestorm.

Indexer Notes

Also includes a preview of the cover of the next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. How It Began!
    Firestorm
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of Firestorm, the Nuclear Man
    Firestorm
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  4. 3. 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