Secret Origins #17 [Newsstand]
(August 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:
0709893176608
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) #17 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange; Dr. Occult / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Adam Strange; Dr. Occult

The Secret Origin of Adam Strange (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Tony deZuniga
Colors:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
David Cody Weiss
Job Number:
G-1764

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Sardath; Eternals
Synopsis:
Adam Strange is transported to Rann where he meets Alanna and Sardath and saves the planet.

Indexer Notes

Recap of Showcase #17.

The Secret Origin of Dr Occult (Table of Contents)

Dr. Occult / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas; E. Nelson Bridwell (co-plot)
Pencils:
Howard Simpson
Inks:
Bob Lewis
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Agustin Mas

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Zator; The Seven; Doctor Occult [Richard Occult]; Rose Psychic; Cult of the Wolf (cameo); The Lord of Life (cameo); The Spectral Killer (cameo); Koth
Synopsis:
After rescuing two babies from a Satanic cult, Zator raises them and trains them in the ways of the occult.

Indexer Notes

Recap of the original adventures, brought up-to-date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2762

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Fred L. DeBoom, Neil Ahlquist, Steve Feldon, Ed Koziarski and Rick C. Moore.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Obituary for E. Nelson Bridwell.

Inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange; Dr. Occult
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of Adam Strange
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Dr Occult
    Dr. Occult
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer