Secret Origins #18 [newsstand]
(September 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:
0709893176609
Editing:
Roy Thomas; Greg Weisman
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) #18.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern; The Creeper / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Creeper [Jack Ryder]

Before and After Science (Table of Contents)

The Creeper / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Andy Helfer
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Rick Bryant
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
G-2981

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Creeper [Jack Ryder]; Moe; Manny; Emil Yatz
Synopsis:
Jack Ryder is captured by a mob boss, drugged, shot and left for dead. He is brought back to life by Professor Yatz but the process has created the Creeper.

Indexer Notes

This origin, although based on the original Showcase tale, stresses that the Creeper is not quite sane.

The Tale of the Green Lantern (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
George Freeman
Inks:
George Freeman
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Jean Simek
Job Number:
G-2622

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Guardians of the Universe; Star-Heart; Chang the Lampmaker; Joe; Mrs. Billings; Billings; Jimmy Henton; Albert Dekker; Irene Miller; Bart Murdock; Danny Miller; Judge Homer Wake
Synopsis:
A piece of the Star-Heart travels to ancient Earth where it is shaped into a lantern that eventually falls into the hands of Alan Scott, who becomes the first Green Lantern.

Indexer Notes

This is based on the stories in the early All American Comics, but does include the continuity of the Guardians, and their creation of the Starheart as shown in Green Lantern circa 115.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2809

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Anthony R. Cardno, Susanna Doyle, Charles D. Brown, Ken Ruby III and George A. Williams.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern; The Creeper
  2. 1. Before and After Science
    The Creeper
  3. 2. The Tale of the Green Lantern
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer