Secret Origins #49 [Newsstand]
(June 1990)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070989317666 06
Editing
Mark Waid (co-editor); Michael Eury (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) #49 [Direct].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Newsboy Legion; Bouncing Boy; The Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Karl Kesel (signed)
Inks
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Newsboy Legion (younger clones) [Big Words; Gabby; Scrapper; Tommy; Flip]; Guardian; Angry Charlie; Bouncing Boy; Shining Knight

The Not-So-Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy (Table of Contents: 1)

Bouncing Boy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ty Templeton
Pencils
Ty Templeton
Inks
Ty Templeton
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
Ty Templeton
Editing
Michael Eury

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Dr. F'toora (cameo)
Synopsis
A lab assistant drinks a super-plastic fluid by mistake, becomes super-bouncy, and gets rejected and then accepted as a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Indexer Notes

All credits from letters page in this issue.

Secrets of the Cadmus D. N. A. Project (Table of Contents: 2)

The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel
Pencils
Karl Kesel
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Newsboy Legion (younger clones) [Gabby; Flip; Tommy; Big Words; Scrapper]; Newsboy Legion (adults) [Gabby [John Gabrielli]; Tommy Thompkins; Big Words; Scrapper; Flip [Walter Johnson, Jr.]]; Guardian; Dabney Donovan; Dubblex (flashback, cameo); Angry Charlie; Dragorin (cameo)
Synopsis
The adult Newsboy Legion discuss the history of Project Cadmus. Their younger clones explore an underground world beneath the Project, where they meet DNAlien Angry Charlie and mad scientist Dabney Donovan.

Indexer Notes

This story shows the origins of the original Guardian and Newsboy Legion and their DNA descendants in the contemporary Superman books.

The Silent Knight (Table of Contents: 3)

The Silent Knight / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Jan Strnad
Pencils
John Koch
Inks
Gary Martin
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
John Workman
Editing
Mark Waid

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silent Knight [Brian]; Lady Celia Penbrook; King Edwin Penbrook; Sir Oswald; Sir Grot; Slasher
Synopsis
When young, stuttering stable boy Brian is bullied, King Edwin orderes Sir Grot to train him in self-defense. King Edwin is slain in a joust by his evil brother Oswald, who assumes the throne. Brian finds King Edwin's enchanted armor, puts it on, saves Lady Celia from being killed, and allows Oswald to think that he is being haunted by the ghost of his brother.

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

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

Script
Mark Waid; Michael Eury
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Jim Kelly, Bob Dobiesz and Daniel Robert.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Newsboy Legion; Bouncing Boy; The Silent Knight
  2. 1. The Not-So-Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy
    Bouncing Boy
  3. 2. Secrets of the Cadmus D. N. A. Project
    The Newsboy Legion
  4. 3. The Silent Knight
    The Silent Knight
  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