(March 1965)

DC, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
8 times yearly
On-sale date:
1965-01-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All American Printing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff; Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

"© 1965 by All American Printing Co., Inc." at the bottom of the inside front cover (as well as in the indicia).

On-sale date from ad in House of Mystery #149.


More Secret Origins (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Flash [Barry Allen]]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Superbaby [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

More Secret Origins Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Origin of the Justice League! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]] (origin); Queen Hippolyta; Amazons of Paradise Island (flashback); aliens from Appellax (villains, flashback)
Synopsis:
The Justice League of America uses the occasion of its third anniversary to tell Snapper Carr and Green Arrow about the formation of the League, involving the discovery of strange meteors that nearly doomed them forever. When seven meteors are sent to Earth by aliens from the planet Appellax, six superheroes of our world individually overcome the beings that emerge from them. They then come together to combat the seventh menace and vow to form the Justice League of America.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Appellax; Batplane; golden lasso; meteors; power ring

Indexer Notes

Across 26 pages, but pages 3, 20, and 26 are 2/3 pages.

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Hasbro's G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

10 Issues of Your Favorite Magazine for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Friends Across the Seas (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
School children from around the world discuss letters from their pen-pals (promoting 1965 as International Cooperation Year).

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Birth of the Atom! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer] (scientist, introduction, origin); Jean Loring (attorney, introduction); un-named students
Synopsis:
Scientist Palmer is experimenting with his reducer lens to try and reduce objects in size without blowing them up, all without success. However, when he, Jean and students are trapped in a cave-in, he decides to use the lens on himself and save the others before he is destroyed. To his surprise, he is not destroyed as he becomes a human atom, and the lens later returns him to normal size.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ivy University; White Dwarf Star

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

The Atom / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Origins of Legendary Heroes (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Mini biographies of legendary heroes through the ages.
Reprints:

["This is great!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Pete's Dad takes over Pete's model racing car track until Pete puts up a sign saying "Turnpike Toll 25¢."
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Testor Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

How Aquaman Got His Powers! (Table of Contents: 14)

Aquaman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Tom's wife, death, flashback); Tom Curry (Arthur's father, flashback); Commander Haskel
Synopsis:
Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis

Indexer Notes

Earth 1 origin of Aquaman, substantially different from More Fun Comics version.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Aquaman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Man from Robin's Past (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-told); The Flying Graysons (Dick's parents, both die, flashback); Sando (circus friend of Dick's); Sando's son; Limey Lou (villain, fence); Lou's gang (villains, jewel thieves)
Synopsis:
When stolen goods are found in the quarters of Sando the Strongman, a friend of the Grayson family who looked after Dick after his parents were murdered, Batman and Robin have to prove his innocence.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Cave; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Paris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Detective Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Origin of Flash's Masked Identity! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (on a Golden Age cover that Barry Allen is holding); Dr. Bailey (Jay's physician); art thieves (villains)
Synopsis:
Barry muses to himself, while reading a Golden Age issue of Flash Comics, of what it would be like if the Scarlet Speedster would operate maskless rather than as he now does.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Central City; Keystone City; National Science Conference

Indexer Notes

The majority of this story is a daydream by Barry Allen.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Story of Superman's Life! (Table of Contents: 20)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (origin retold in detail); Jor-El; Zor-El (Jor-El's brother); Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Kal-El; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis:
Recap of Superman's life beginning with his escape from the destruction of Krypton, through his adoption and raising by the Kents, his training and career as Superboy, up to his leaving Smallville for Metropolis and joining the Daily Planet after the deaths of his adoptive parents.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet; green kryptonite; Krypton; Metropolis; Metropolis Bus Company; Smallville

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Astroforce / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. More Secret Origins
  2. 1. More Secret Origins Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Origin of the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  6. 5. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G. I. Joe
  8. 7. 10 Issues of Your Favorite Magazine for Only $1.00
  9. 8. Friends Across the Seas
  10. 9. Birth of the Atom!
    The Atom
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The Atom
  12. 11. Origins of Legendary Heroes
  13. 12. ["This is great!"]
    Little Pete
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Testor Corporation
  15. 14. How Aquaman Got His Powers!
    Aquaman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman
  17. 16. The Man from Robin's Past
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics; Batman
  19. 18. The Origin of Flash's Masked Identity!
    The Flash
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Norton Products
  21. 20. The Story of Superman's Life!
    Superman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Astroforce
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Walker
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Allen Ross
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Allen Ross