Secret Origins Special #1 [Newsstand]
([October] 1989)

DC, 1989 Series
 
Price
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070989316966 95
Editing
Mark Waid
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Secret Origins Special (DC, 1989 series) #1 [Direct].


Gotham City's Vilest Villains! (Table of Contents)

Batman; Two-Face; Riddler; Penguin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (signed)
Inks
Brian Bolland (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman (shadow); Riddler; Penguin; Two-Face
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Original Sins (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
Mike Hoffman
Inks
Kevin Nowlan
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-5209
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Steve Jones (first appearance); Joker (cameo); John Constantine (cameo)
Synopsis
Batman tried to stop a production of a documentary film that portrays the human side of Gotham City's villains.
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Indexer Notes

The first 7 pages precede the Penguin story, one page follows the Riddler story, and the final 3 pages follow the Two-Face story.

The Killing Peck (Table of Contents: 2)

Penguin / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Sam Kieth
Inks
Sam Kieth
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
Albert DeGuzman

Job Number
G-5098
Genre
superhero
Characters
Penguin (Origin); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner Jim Gordon; Sharkey
Synopsis
The Penguin springs a criminal from prison transport to exact revenge for childhood bullying.
Reprints

When Is a Door (Table of Contents: 3)

Riddler / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
Bernie Mireault [as BEM]
Inks
Matt Wagner
Colors
Joe Matt
Letters
Bernie Mireault [as ABCD]

Job Number
G-5775
Genre
superhero
Characters
Riddler (Origin); Steve Jones
Synopsis
Steve Jones and his film crew interview the Riddler about his beginnings in the giant prop warehouse.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Two-Face / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Verheiden
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
Agustin Mas

Job Number
G-5053
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some people go to the beach to forget their problems.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (Origin); Grace Dent; Steve Jones; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Dalton Perry; Boss Maroni (cameo)
Synopsis
Grace Dent tells the origin of Two-Face to interviewer Steve Jones.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gotham City's Vilest Villains!
    Batman; Two-Face; Riddler; Penguin
  2. 1. Original Sins
    Batman
  3. 2. The Killing Peck
    Penguin
  4. 3. When Is a Door
    Riddler
  5. 4. ["Some people go to the beach to forget their problems."]
    Two-Face
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jan Roar Hansen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein