Secret Origins #8 [Canadian]
(November 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.75 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-08-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893176611
Editing
Roy Thomas (co-editor); Bob 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) #8 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #30.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Legion of Super-Heroes; Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Lightle (signed)
Inks
Steve Lightle (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shadow Lass; Doll Man

The Shadow of the Past (Table of Contents: 1)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Workman
Editing
Robert Greenberger

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shadow Lass [Tasmia Mallor]; Grev Mallor; Sarven Mallor (spirit); Ambassador Relnic; Mon-El; Brainiac 5 (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Karate Kid (cameo); Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent] (cameo); Fatal Five (cameo) [Tharok; Persuader; Validus; Emerald Empress; Mano]
Synopsis
Tasmia Mallor is the next member of her family to serve as the hero of her planet, Talok VIII. First, she must trek through the desert and have the legacy bestowed upon her by her late grandfather, Sarven Mallor.

[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-2481

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dan Preece, Dennis Church, Michael Jankun, Frank Balkin and Jonathan Gilbert.

Doll Man (Table of Contents: 3)

Doll Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Will Eisner (original plot) [as William Erwin Maxwell]
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
David Cody Weiss
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Bob Greenberger (coordinating editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts [Doll Girl]; Prof. Roberts; Falco
Synopsis
Darrel Dane tests his shrinking formula on himself and stops Martha's blackmailer.

Indexer Notes

Based on the origin as presented in Feature Comics #27 (Quality, 1939 series). Last page has note by Murphy Anderson crediting Will Eisner as the biggest influence on his career.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Legion of Super-Heroes; Doll Man
  2. 1. The Shadow of the Past
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
  4. 3. Doll Man
    Doll Man
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  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Gregory Fischer