Secret Origins #12 [Newsstand]
(March 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:
07098931766603
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) #12 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown; Fury / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paris Cullins (signed 'Ace' Cullins)
Inks:
Karl Kesel (signed 'Prof' Kesel)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fury [Helena Kosmatos]; Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; June Robbins; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan; Prof Haley]

The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Fury (Table of Contents)

Fury / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils:
Tom Grindberg
Inks:
Tony deZuniga
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
David Cody Weiss
Job Number:
G-2559

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fury [Lyta Trevor]; Fury [Helena Kosmatos] (first appearance) (flashback); Michael Kosmatos; Furies [Tisiphone; Alecto; Megaera]; Johnny Chambers (flashback)
Synopsis:
At the underground altar of Erebus in Greece, Lyta Trevor encounters the three Furies who tell her about her about her unknown mother, Helena Kosmatos, who was granted powers of vengeance.

Indexer Notes

This is continued from Infinity Inc #35. This story retroactively changes Lyta Trevor's mother from the Golden-Age Wonder Woman to the Golden-Age Fury.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Bob Greenberger
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2605

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Jonathan Gilbert, T.M. Maple, Paul Stevens, T.E. Pouncy

Challengers of the Unknown (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Evanier
Pencils:
Chuck Patton
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Carrie Spiegel
Editing:
Robert Greenberger
Job Number:
G-2595

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; June Robbins; Red Ryan]; Morelian;
Synopsis:
The Challengers wait in the Green Room of TV's "Real Incredible People". They kill time retelling their origin to June. They recount (new) stories of how they cheated death pre-Challengers. On stage, they find a surprise: the original mystery box of Morelian from their first adventure (Showcase 6)! They grab the box and fly out: it's dangerous! Landing on a desert island, they recount opening the box to release a stone giant, whirling weaver, and ice globe. At that point, Morelian took a ring that offered immortality, but was killed. It's the BOX that offers immortality. And they never opened the fourth drawer. June does - and reveals an ancient wizard sitting inside! He helped build it, and has been inside for 300 years. As long as he doesn't leave the box, he's immortal. And he has a pocket TV set (from a previous visitor) to keep him busy. The Challs reseal the box, but Rocky wonders, "You call that living?"

Indexer Notes

A whimsical recap of early adventures and a postscript to the origin story in Showcase #6.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown; Fury
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Fury
    Fury
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
  4. 3. Challengers of the Unknown
    Challengers of the Unknown
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer