Secret Origins #24 [Newsstand]
(March 1988)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1987-12-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893176603
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Mark Waid (associate 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) #24 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #129.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Fate; Blue Devil / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
K. S. Wilson (signed)
Inks
Sam de la Rosa (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate; Blue Devil
Reprints

The All-True, Previously Recorded, Publicly Known, Heretofore Fully Revealed Secret Origin of the Blue Devil (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Devil / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Cohn; Dan Mishkin
Pencils
Ty Templeton
Inks
Ty Templeton
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Stig
Editing
Mark Waid

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cain; Jerry; Jerry's brother and sister; Dan Cassidy; Nebiros; Charley; Wayne; Znarg; Sharon; Marla; Norm; Superman (cameo); The Trickster (cameo)
Synopsis
Cain shows some kids the true story of the Blue Devil by drawing the dream images from Dan Cassidy and showing them on their TV instead of the video of the Blue Devil movie they were going to watch.

Indexer Notes

Narrated by Cain of the House of Mystery.

The Secret Origin of Dr. Fate (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Fate / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Michael Bair
Inks
Bob Downs
Colors
Julianna Ferriter
Letters
Helen Vesik
Editing
Mark Waid (editorial consultant)

Job Number
G-3270
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wotan; Nabu; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Sven Nelson; Inza Cramer; Thomas Frawley; Apes of Ishtar; Charon
Synopsis
Tells the history of the creation of Dr. Fate and his first few meetings with Wotan and Inza Cramer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on the first few stories from More Fun Comics.

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

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

Script
Peter Sanderson; Roy Thomas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3016
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes; The Atom [Al Pratt]
Synopsis
Information on the two stories in this issue and additional history of Dr. Fate.

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Charles J. Sperling; John Q. Gerdes; Gary Thompson; Robert "the Emperor", along with a thumbnail of the cover for Secret Origins #25 rendered in black-and-white.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Fate; Blue Devil
  2. 1. The All-True, Previously Recorded, Publicly Known, Heretofore Fully Revealed Secret Origin of the Blue Devil
    Blue Devil
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Dr. Fate
    Dr. Fate
  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