Secret Origins #26 [Canadian]
(May 1988)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.75 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1988-02-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893176605
Editing
Mark Waid (editor); Roy Thomas (creative 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) #26 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #134.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Lightning; Miss America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Miss America [Joan Dale]

The Secret Origin of Black Lightning (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Lightning / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Greg Brooks
Inks
Greg Brooks
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
Carrie Spiegle
Editing
Mark Waid

Job Number
G-3534
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Lynn Stewart (cameo); Outsiders [Batman; Geo-Force; Halo; Metamorpho; Katana] (cameo, photo); Mr. Chapin; Earl Clifford; The 100 [Joey Toledo; Roscoe]; Peter Gambi; Tobias Whale
Synopsis
While on the phone with his ex-wife, Jefferson Pierce thinks back on the events that lead to him becoming Black Lightning.

Indexer Notes

Based on the story in Black Lightning (DC, 1977 series) #1 (April 1977).

The Secret Origin of Miss America (Table of Contents: 2)

Miss America / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Grant Miehm
Inks
Grant Miehm
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mark Waid (series editor)

Job Number
G-3475
Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss America [Joan Dale]; Jeff Healy; Ramon (villain); Uncle Sam; Neon the Unknown; Magno; Red Torpedo; Invisible Hood; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Professor Mazursky; Agent X
Synopsis
Joan Dale becomes Miss America and helps Uncle Sam and a group of other heroes stop part of the Japanese airplanes from reaching Pearl Harbor.
Keywords
Pearl Harbor; Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Military Comics #1-7 and contemporary All-Star Squadron issues. Story continued in Young All-Stars #12. This character is the post-Crisis replacement for the Earth-Two (Golden Age) Wonder Woman as Thomas tries to merge the pre-Crisis continuities of Earth-One and Earth-Two.

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

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

Script
Peter Sanderson; Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3045

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Charles J. Sperling, David Metz, Terry Wilson, Brie Millington and Bill Behrens.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Lightning; Miss America
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of Black Lightning
    Black Lightning
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Miss America
    Miss America
  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