Secret Origins #30 [Newsstand]
(September 1988)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1988-06-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070989317666 09
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) #30 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #139.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man; The Elongated Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ty Templeton (signed)
Inks
Ty Templeton (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man; Woozy Winks; Elongated Man

The Home Stretch (Table of Contents: 1)

The Elongated Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Gerard Jones
Pencils
Ty Templeton
Inks
Greg Miehm
Colors
Julianna Ferriter
Letters
Tim Harkins
Editing
Mark Waid

Genre
superhero
Characters
Elongated Man; Sue Dibny; Ken Dibny; Flash [Wally West]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Captain Boomerang (cameo); Justice League of America [Batman; Green Lantern; Aquaman; Green Arrow; Black Canary] (cameo)
Synopsis
Ralph and Sue return to Ralph's hometown for his 30th birthday party and family reunion. Ralph relates his origin to Wally West.

The Secret Origin of Plastic Man (Table of Contents: 2)

Plastic Man / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Stephen deStefano
Inks
Paul Fricke
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mark Waid

Job Number
G-3369
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Skizzle; Brother Willis; Burp the Twerp
Synopsis
After a being shot during a robbery and left behind by his fellow thieves, Eel O'Brien becomes Plastic Man and decides to get revenge on the gang that left him behind.

Indexer Notes

A liberal adaptation of the story from Police Comics (Quality Comics, 1941 series) #1 (August 1941).

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

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

Script
Peter Sanderson; Roy Thomas
Pencils
Mike Bair (cover preview)
Inks
Mike Bair (cover preview)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3266

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Greg Gildersleeve, David Metz, Charles J. Sperling and Robert Kowalski.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man; The Elongated Man
  2. 1. The Home Stretch
    The Elongated Man
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Plastic Man
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
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  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregory Fischer