Secret Origins #9 [Canadian]
(December 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.75 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-09-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893176612
Editing
Roy Thomas (co-editor); Robert Greenberger (co-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) #9 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #31.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash; Skyman; Stripesy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Grindberg (signed)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skyman [Star-Spangled Kid; Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
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The Secret Origin of the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy (Table of Contents: 1)

The Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Tom Grindberg
Inks
Mike Gustovich
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
David Cody Weiss
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Bob Greenberger (coordinating editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skyman [Sylvester Pemberton; Star-Spangled Kid]; Infinity, Inc. (cameo) [Brainwave, Jr.; Nuklon; Jade; Obsidian; Northwind; Hourman [Rick Tyler]; Wildcat [Yolanda Montez]; Dr. Midnight [Beth Chapel]; Fury [Lyta Hall]]; Seven Soldiers of Victory (flashback, cameo) [Green Arrow; Speedy; Shining Knight; Vigilante; Crimson Avenger]; Nebula Man (flashback, cameo); Justice Society of America (flashback, cameo) [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Power Girl]
Synopsis
Skyman tells his teammates, Infinty, Inc., about how he and Stripesy met and thwarted some Nazi sympathizers' plans to include dynamite in a fireworks display.
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Indexer Notes

Takes place just after Infinity Inc. #31. Based on the origin story in Star-Spangled Comics #1. Recaps some of the SSK's history with the Seven Soldiers of Victory, the JSA and Infinity Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Bob Greenberger
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2517

Indexer Notes

Includes a column where Roy recaps the publishing history of both heroes.

Includes letters from Anthony R. Cardno, Frank Balkin, John Egan, Jeffrey Wechselblatt and Hurricane Heeran.

The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Flash (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Jerry Acerno
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
David Cody Weiss
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Bob Greenberger (coordinating editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Joan Williams (flashback); Major Williams (flashback); Sieur Satan (flashback); Justice Society of America (flashback, cameo) [Atom [Al Pratt]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]]; Flash [Wally West] (flashback, cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
In 1940, Jay Garrick gains the power of speed after inhaling "hard water fumes" in a college lab accident. As the Flash, he rescues the kidnapped father of Joan Williams.
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Indexer Notes

Based on the story in Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash; Skyman; Stripesy
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy
    The Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
  4. 3. The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Flash
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer