([June] 2013)

DC, 2013 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
24.99 USD; 29.99 CAD
Pages
330
On-sale Date
2013-04-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
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ISBN
978-1-4012-3404-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401234041 52499
Editing
Bob Harras (editor in chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Contains the contents of Secret Origins Annual, 80-Page Giant No. 8, Even More Secret Origins, and Weird Secret Origins.

Where a story page originally had a house ad at the bottom this was replaced with the Secret Origins logo.

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superhero
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Superman; Batman; Robin; The Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Prof. Haley; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan]; Adam Strange; Wonder Woman; John Jones; The Flash; Green Lantern; Green Arrow; Speedy
Keywords
Origin stories

Indexer Notes

Cover is modified from the cover of Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series} #1.

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Inside front cover.

DC Universe Secret Origins (Table of Contents: 2)

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The Flash; Wally West; Abin Sur; Superman; Robin; Aquaman; Batman; Ray Palmer; Eclipso; Wonder Woman; El Diablo; John Jones; Metamorpho; Green Lantern; a Guardian of the Universe; Superboy; Krypto; Aquaman; Dick Grayson; Kid Flash

Indexer Notes

Wally West and Dick Grayson appear as themselves before they became superheroes as well as in their heroic identities.
Credits for the book appear on the fourth page.

Secret Origins #1 (Table of Contents: 3)

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By popular demand!
Genre
superhero
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Superman; Batman; Robin; The Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Prof. Haley; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan]; Adam Strange; Wonder Woman; John Jones; The Flash; Green Lantern; Green Arrow; Speedy
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Secret Origins (Table of Contents: 4)

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Green Lantern; Ray Palmer; Aquaman

The Origin of the Superman - Batman Team (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
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But, Superman, we've worked together so many times!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Powerman (a robot); Lex Luthor (villain)
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Keywords
Kryptonite

Secret of the Eternal City! (Table of Contents: 6)

Adam Strange / comic story / 14.34 pages (report information)

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Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
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If the destructbeam from the Eternals' spaceship hits us - - we're done for!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Sardath; The Eternals (aliens; villains)
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The Planet of Doomed Men (Table of Contents: 7)

Green Lantern / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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John Broome
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Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
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An incredible mental force from this huge creature ... affecting me ... weakening my will power ... so that I can't get my Power-Ring beam to reach him!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Guardians; Calorians (aliens); The Dryg (villain)
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The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box (Table of Contents: 8)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Rosalind Kirby (as Roz Kirby); Marvin Stein
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Tonight you heard four women who earned the right to the title "hero"!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Challengers of the Unknown [Rocky Davis; Prof. Haley; Red Ryan; Ace Morgan]; Morelian
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Indexer Notes

Sorcery

Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy (Table of Contents: 9)

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Jack Schiff
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Lee Elias
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Lee Elias
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
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Indexer Notes

Article detailing Green Arrow and Speedy's origins.

Secret Origin of Wonder Woman (Table of Contents: 10)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12.34 pages (report information)

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Robert Kanigher (credited as Charles Moulton)
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Ross Andru
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Mike Esposito
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Hera help me save my sister Amazons from this whale!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Wonder Girl [Princess Diana]; Queen Hippolyta; Aphrodite; Athena; Mercury; Hercules; Amazons
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Indexer Notes

The goddesses are referred to by their Greek names while the gods are referred to by their Latin names.

The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (Table of Contents: 11)

John Jones Manhunter from Mars / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Joe Samachson
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Joe Certa
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Joe Certa
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But how do you know the suspect has a scar on his wrist -- and a laundry mark in his clothes that gives him away?
Genre
superhero
Characters
John Jones [J'onn J'onzz]; Dr. Erdel; Lt. Saunders
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Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Robert Kanigher
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Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
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Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; The Turtle Man (villain)
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80-Page Giant #8 (Table of Contents: 13)

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Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; The Flash; Superman; Batman; J'onn J'Onzz; Green Arrow; Aquaman; Robin; The Atom; Superbaby; Superboy
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More Secret Origins (Table of Contents: 14)

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Robin; Batman; The Flash; Wally West; Hal Jordan

The Origin of the Justice League (Table of Contents: 15)

Justice League / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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Gardner Fox
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Mike Sekowsky
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Bernard Sachs
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How did the Justice League of America come into being?
Genre
superhero
Characters
J'Onn J'Onzz; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Snapper Carr;aliens from Appellax (villains)
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Birth of the Atom! (Table of Contents: 16)

The Atom / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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Gardner Fox (credited)
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Gil Kane (credited)
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Murphy Anderson (credited)
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Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; nature club members
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Keywords
White dwarf stars

Indexer Notes

Ray Palmer does not assume the identity of The Atom in this story.

How Aquaman Got His Powers! (Table of Contents: 17)

Aquaman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
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Ramona Fradon
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Ramona Fradon
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Come on, son!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman[Arthur Curry]; Tom Curry; Atlanna Curry; Commander Haskel
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Indexer Notes

The origin told here is completely different from the origin given in Aquaman's first Golden Age appearance.

The Man from Robin's Past (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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Bill Finger
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Bob Kane (signed)
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Bob Kane (signed)
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Come on, Batman - - they've got my son in there!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] Sandor; Andy; Art Colby (villain); Limey Lou (villain)
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The Origin of The Flash's Masked Identity (Table of Contents: 19)

The Flash / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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John Broome
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Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
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Great guns! It's The Flash - - Barry Allen!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; art thieves (villains)
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The Story of Superman's Life (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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Otto Binder
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Al Plastino
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Al Plastino
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Baby Kal-El's rocket sent off by Jor-El and Lara!
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jor-El; Lara; Martha Kent; Jonathon Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto
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Don't Give Fire a Place to Start (Table of Contents: 21)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Jack Schiff
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Win Mortimer
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Win Mortimer
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Great scott! Smoke from the headquarters of the Smallville Teen-Age Club!
Genre
advocacy; superhero
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Superboy; members of the Smallville Teen-Age Club
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  • originally appeared in a number of DC's comic books cover dated for July, 1954.

Even More Secret Origins (Table of Contents: 22)

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Eclipso [Bruce Gordon]; Jimmy Olsen; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Hawkman [Katar Hol/Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol/Shierra Hall]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Blackhawk; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
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Even More Secret Origins (Table of Contents: 23)

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Superman; The Flash; Kid Flash; J'Onn J'Onzz

The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!" (Table of Contents: 24)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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Edmond Hamilton
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Curt Swan
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George Klein
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Our best friends -- Jimmy and Robin -- dead!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
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Origin of the Blackhawks (Table of Contents: 25)

Blackhawk / text story / 1 page (report information)

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Dick Dillin
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Chuck Cuidera
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Genre
war; adventure; military
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The Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Stanislaus; Hendrickson; Chop-Chop; Olaf; Chuck]
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Meet Kid Flash (Table of Contents: 26)

The Flash / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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John Broome
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Carmine Infantino
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Joe Giella
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I rushed here to the zoo to help get those escaped beasts back into their cages -- but fast as I was -- Kid Flash beat me to it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Kid Flash [Wally West]
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The Genius Who Fought Himself (Table of Contents: 27)

Eclipso / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

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Bob Haney
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Lee Elias
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Lee Elias
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I've triumphed over Dr. Bruce Gordon and destroyed his creation -- Solar City!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Eclipso [Dr. Robert Gordon]; Prof. Bennett; Mona Bennett
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The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath (Table of Contents: 28)

Green Lantern / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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John Broome
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Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
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Gaspar Saladino

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That awful glare -- incredible --!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Pieface [Thomas Kalmaku]
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Creature of a Thousand Shapes (Table of Contents: 29)

Hawkman / comic story / 24.67 pages (report information)

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Gardner Fox (as Gardner F. Fox)
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Joe Kubert
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Joe Kubert
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Gaspar Saladino

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That strange animal - firing lightning bursts from its antlers!
Genre
superhero
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Hawkman [Katar Hol/Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol/Shierra Hall]; Police Commissioner George Emmett; Mavis Trent; Byth (villain)
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Wally West; The Flash; Abin Sur; Robin; Superman; Aquaman; Batman; Ray Palmer; Eclipso; Wonder Woman; El Diablo; J'Onn J'Onzz

Weird Secret Origins (Table of Contents: 31)

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The Spectre; Congorilla; The Enchantress; El Diablo; Buddy Baker; Dr. Fate
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Weird Secret Origins (Table of Contents: 32)

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Robin; Batman; The Flash; Wally West; Hal Jordan

The Origin of ... Doctor Fate (Table of Contents: 33)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Gardner Fox
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Howard Sherman
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Howard Sherman
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But dad, what can you expect to find here?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Sven Nelson; Nabu; Inza; Black Nergal (villain)
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Indexer Notes

Story is mistakenly credited to More Fun Comics #55 in the table of contents.

The Enchantress of Terror Castle (Table of Contents: 34)

The Enchantress / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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Bob Haney
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Howard Purcell
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Sheldon Moldoff
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Stan Starkman

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My first visit to a truly ancient castle, Alan!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
The Enchantress [June Moone]; Alan Dell; Dzamor (not named in story); evil presence (villain)
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I Was the Man with Animal Powers (Table of Contents: 35)

Animal Man / comic story / 15.34 pages (report information)

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Dave Wood; Ed Herron
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Carmine Infantino
Inks
George Roussos
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Stan Starkman

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Wow! What a combination -- a tiger spring and a gorilla sock to clobber this berserk elephant!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Buddy Baker; Roger; Ellen; alien (villain)
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Indexer Notes

This was originally a stand-alone story. There was a subsequent sequel and finally a series Buddy Baker does not wear a costume in this story, nor is he referred to as Animal Man.

The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade (Table of Contents: 36)

Metamorpho / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Ramona Fradon
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Joe Simon
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Job Number
B-2228
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Metamorpho
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The Amazing Congorilla! (Table of Contents: 37)

Congorilla / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

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Jack Miller
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Howard Sherman
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Howard Sherman
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Now look at that gorilla
Genre
jungle; superhero; adventure
Characters
Congorilla [Congo Bill]; Chief Kawolo; golden gorilla; Mr. Reiger
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Call Him Satan -- Call Him Saint (Table of Contents: 38)

El Diablo [western] / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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Robert Kanigher
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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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Ben Oda

Job Number
G-787
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
El Diablo [Lazarus Lane]; Albert; Nora; Wise Owl; The Hanged Man (villain); gunmen (villains)
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The Origin of the Bizarro World (Table of Contents: 39)

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Wayne Boring
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Stan Kaye
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This artificial imitation of a four-leaf clover came out with five leaves and the wrong color
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bizarro-1; Bizarro Lois Lane-1; other Bizarros
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
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Bernard Baily

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Love finds Jim Corrigan!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jim Corrigan; Wayne Grant; Clarice Winston; Gat Benson (villain); gangsters (villains)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Jerry Siegel
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Bernard Baily (signed)
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Bernard Baily (signed)
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Bernard Baily

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wot'll we do with the dame?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Wayne Grant; Clarice Winson; Gat Benson (villain); gangsters (villains)
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Indexer Notes

Jim Corrigan becomes The Spectre at the end of this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

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Wally West; The Flash; Abin Sur; Robin; Superman; Aquaman; Batman; Ray Palmer; Eclipso; Wonder Woman; El Diablo; J'Onn J'Onzz

Grant Morrison (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

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JLA: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. DC Universe Secret Origins
  4. 3. Secret Origins #1
  5. 4. Secret Origins
  6. 5. The Origin of the Superman - Batman Team
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  7. 6. Secret of the Eternal City!
    Adam Strange
  8. 7. The Planet of Doomed Men
    Green Lantern
  9. 8. The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box
    Challengers of the Unknown
  10. 9. Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy
  11. 10. Secret Origin of Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman
  12. 11. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
    John Jones Manhunter from Mars
  13. 12. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
    The Flash
  14. 13. 80-Page Giant #8
  15. 14. More Secret Origins
  16. 15. The Origin of the Justice League
    Justice League
  17. 16. Birth of the Atom!
    The Atom
  18. 17. How Aquaman Got His Powers!
    Aquaman
  19. 18. The Man from Robin's Past
    Batman and Robin
  20. 19. The Origin of The Flash's Masked Identity
    The Flash
  21. 20. The Story of Superman's Life
    Superman
  22. 21. Don't Give Fire a Place to Start
    Superboy
  23. 22. Even More Secret Origins
  24. 23. Even More Secret Origins
  25. 24. The Olsen-Robin Team Versus "The Superman-Batman Team!"
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  26. 25. Origin of the Blackhawks
    Blackhawk
  27. 26. Meet Kid Flash
    The Flash
  28. 27. The Genius Who Fought Himself
    Eclipso
  29. 28. The Origin of Green Lantern's Oath
    Green Lantern
  30. 29. Creature of a Thousand Shapes
    Hawkman
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
  32. 31. Weird Secret Origins
  33. 32. Weird Secret Origins
  34. 33. The Origin of ... Doctor Fate
    Doctor Fate
  35. 34. The Enchantress of Terror Castle
    The Enchantress
  36. 35. I Was the Man with Animal Powers
    Animal Man
  37. 36. The Tricks of Metamorpho's Trade
    Metamorpho
  38. 37. The Amazing Congorilla!
    Congorilla
  39. 38. Call Him Satan -- Call Him Saint
    El Diablo [western]
  40. 39. The Origin of the Bizarro World
  41. 40. ["Love finds Jim Corrigan!"]
    The Spectre
  42. 41. ["Wot'll we do with the dame?"]
    The Spectre
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. Grant Morrison
  45. 44. JLA: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
  46. 45. Geoff Johns
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. ["A super-collection of the most sought-after stories ever published!"]
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