Secret Origins #36 [Newsstand]
(January 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070989317666 01
Editing
Mark Waid
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) #36 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern; Poison Ivy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Carlin (signed)
Inks
Eduardo Barreto (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Poison Ivy
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The Secret Origin of Green Lantern (Table of Contents: 1)

Green Lantern / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as James Owsley] (plot, script); Mark Bright [as M. D. Bright] (plot); Robert Greenberger (plot assist); Denny O'Neil (page 1)
Pencils
Mark Bright [as M. D. Bright]; Neal Adams (page 1)
Inks
Jose Marzan, Jr.; Neal Adams (page 1)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Tim Harkins

Job Number
G-4369
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Chip; Abin Sur; Hawk; Alyce; Dex; Abin Sur (flashback)
Synopsis
Years ago, a young man named Chip observed a critical moment in Green Lantern's life. Today, when Hal Jordan comes looking to apply for a job with him, Chip realizes that Hal is Green Lantern, though he doesn't yet know his name. While GL, lonely and needing a friend, considers taking Chip into his confidence, he takes Chip on an intersteller trip and tells him how he got the ring.
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Indexer Notes

Page 1 taken from Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #76.

A Piece of the Pie (Table of Contents: 2)

Thomas Kalmaku / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerard Jones
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Agustin Mas

Job Number
G-4380
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thomas Kalmaku; Tegra Kalmaku; Kieth Kalmaku; Kari Kalmaku; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Synopsis
Thomas tells his children how he met Hal Jordan and how he figured out that Hal was Green Lantern.
Keywords
Ferris Aircraft

Indexer Notes

A recap of the start of his friendship with Hal Jordan/Green Lantern.

Pavane (Table of Contents: 3)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
Mark Buckingham
Inks
Mark Buckingham
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
Agustin Mas

Job Number
G-4465
Genre
superhero
Characters
Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Inspector Stuart (real name unknown); Paula Goldblum; Jason Woodrue (silent cameo flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (silent flashback); Robin [Dick Grayson] (silent flashback)
Synopsis
The imprisoned Poison Ivy is interviewed for potential placement in the Suicide Squad program.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3526

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from David Metz, Robert Kowalski, Charles J. Sperling and Scott Tipton.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern; Poison Ivy
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of Green Lantern
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. A Piece of the Pie
    Thomas Kalmaku
  4. 3. Pavane
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer