Secret Origins #28 [Newsstand]
(July 1988)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1988-04-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070989317666 07
Editing
Mark Waid (editor); 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) #28 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #137.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Midnight; Nightshade / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Valentino [as V] (layouts, signed); Keith Wilson (signed); William Messner-Loebs (signed)
Inks
Keith Wilson (signed); William Messner-Loebs (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Midnight; Nightshade [Eve Eden]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jim Valentino credit confirmed by the artist, July 2009.

A Princess' Story (Table of Contents: 1)

Nightshade / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Greenberger
Pencils
Rob Liefeld
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Mark Waid (editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightshade [Eve Eden]; Father Craemer; Warren Eden; Maureen Eden; Larry Eden; Incubus; Incu-Demons; King Faraday; The Image (cameo); Black Spider (cameo); Punch; Jewelee; Amanda Waller; Task Force X [Rick Flag; Nemesis [Tom Tresser]; Captain Boomerang; Deadshot; Bronze Tiger]; Captain Atom; Justice League [Batman; Martian Manhunter; Blue Beetle; Mister Miracle; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Vixen] (cameo)
Synopsis
Nightshade relates her past to Father Craemer on the eve of her return to her home dimension with the rest of Task Force X to try to rescue her brother.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ties in the Charlton character with the then-current Suicide Squad continuity. Leads into the storyline in Suicide Squad (DC, 1987 series) #14-16.

The Secret Origin of Midnight (Table of Contents: 2)

Midnight / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mark Waid (associate editor)

Job Number
G-3462
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Freddy; Morris Carleton; Rod Reilly; Rocco; Eddie; Doc Wackey (cameo); Gabby (cameo)
Synopsis
When Dave Clark figures out that a building collapsed due to shoddy construction he becomes Midnight and goes after the builder.

Indexer Notes

Based on the story from Smash Comics (Quality Comics, 1939 series) #18 (January 1941).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bob Greenberger; Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3186

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from David Metz, Roger de Peregrine and Neil Ahlquist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight; Nightshade
  2. 1. A Princess' Story
    Nightshade
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Midnight
    Midnight
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer