Secret Origins #42 [Newsstand]
(July 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.85 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 07
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) #42 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Legion of Super-Heroes; The Grim Ghost / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super Heroes [Ultra Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Phantom Girl]; Grim Ghost

Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boys (Table of Contents: 1)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Bierbaum; Mary Bierbaum
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Jim Sanders; Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super Heroes [Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl; Karate Kid]; Gmya Wazzo; Winema Wazzo; Byzjn Wazzo; Qyk; Kynar
Synopsis
When Ultra Boy is accused of betraying the Legion, Phantom Girl is the only one who believes in him.

Indexer Notes

This story takes place at the time Ultra Boy first joined the Legion of Super Heroes, specifically the story in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316.

The Secret Origin of Grim Ghost (Table of Contents: 2)

The Grim Ghost / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Michael Bair
Inks
Michael Bair
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Jean Simek; Janice Chiang
Editing
Mark Waid (consulting editor)

Job Number
G-3578
Genre
superhero
Characters
Keith Everet; Deborah Wallace; Charles Collins
Synopsis
When Keith Everet was killed by robbers in 1700 he returned as a ghost and was reunited with his lady love in Ireland in 1941.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Sensation #1, the name has been altered from the Gay Ghost to the Grim Ghost to suit the times.

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

Secret Admirers / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3775

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Phil Ziegler and Scott Tipton.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Legion of Super-Heroes; The Grim Ghost
  2. 1. Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boys
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Grim Ghost
    The Grim Ghost
  4. 3. [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