(May-June 1977)

DC, 1976 Series
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Volume
3 [2]
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1977-02-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Barcode
0709893166006
Editing
Paul Levitz (credited) (story editor); Joe Orlando (credited) (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #140.

Incorrectly lists volume 3 instead of 2.

Secret Origins of Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

Gorilla Grodd; Two-Face; Dr. Light / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed as JA)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed as JA)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
C-426
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The coin will decide--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Gorilla Grodd
Synopsis
Two-Face tosses a coin.

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Maltese Cup Cake (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Hostess Cup Cakes; Wonder Woman / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Secret Origins of Super-Villains (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed as JA)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed as JA)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo (signed as JA)

Job Number
J-4610
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Gorilla Grodd; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light]; Brainiac; The Shark

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the stories in this issue.

G-- As in Guardians, Green Lantern, and Gorilla Grodd! (Table of Contents: 3)

Gorilla Grodd / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (credited)
Pencils
Rich Buckler (credited)
Inks
Bob Layton (credited)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (credited)
Letters
Bill Morse (credited)

Job Number
J-4598
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Guardians of The Universe; a Dryg; Gorilla Grodd; Solovar; Calorians (gorillas); Calorians (primitives); Carol Ferris; Tom Kalmaku (cameo)
Synopsis
The Guardians reveal to Hal his unremembered encounter with Grodd, and how Hal is responsible for transporting Gorilla City to Earth from Calor. The encounter occured before the first meeting of Flash and Grodd.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

References Green Lantern #1 and The Flash #106.

Super Bodybuilding Course (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Universal Bodybuilding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Big Money! This Easy Way... (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

What to Sink Your Teeth into When You're Hungry and You're Not a Werewolf. (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Slim Jim / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Fun Factory / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Super Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Let Joe Weider Build You a Better Body for Just $4.98 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Origin of Brainiac (Table of Contents: 12)

Brainiac / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-629
Genre
superhero
Characters
Brainiac
Synopsis
Recounts the first meeting of Brainiac and Superman.

Indexer Notes

Text with single panel illustration from some past issue of Superman.

The Secret Origin of Two-Face-- Double Take! (Table of Contents: 13)

Two-Face / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris (credited)
Pencils
Ed Davis (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (credited)
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4579
Genre
superhero
Characters
Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; David Davis; doctor at Arkham Asylum; Batman (flashback cameo); Boss Maroni (dies)
Synopsis
David Davis, detective on the case that resulted in Harvey Dent's disfigurement, gets Dent to help him finish the case against Boss Maroni. Maroni gets the jump on them and attempts to kill them both, but Harvey Dent's decision coin deflects the bullet, killing Maroni.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

References Teen Titans #48. Officer David Davis is drawn to resemble actor Humphrey Bogart, and the scene with Batman shows a theater marquee with Bogart's name.

February Is the 2nd Month -- (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Origin of the Shark (Table of Contents: 15)

The Shark / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-629A
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Shark
Synopsis
Recounts the first meeting of Green Lantern and The Shark.

Indexer Notes

Text with single panel illustration from some past issue of Green Lantern.

Let There Be Dr. Light! (Table of Contents: 16)

Dr. Light / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg (credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
Jack Abel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-4608
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Light [Arthur Light]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; unnamed Thanagaran
Synopsis
Arthur Light steals Thanagaran technology and adapts it to create his light-based weapons before he has to retreat from Hawkman, who returns the stolen item.

Indexer Notes

Hawkman's headgear does not have the distinctive ear wings he would later adopt.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

King Kong Is Back!!! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

King Kong Giant Poster Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Who - - or What Is the Changing Man? (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

D.C.s Super Power Shield (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

NCG Merchandise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tyco's Silver Streak Curve Huggers (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Tyco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Money Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

American Seed / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Villains
    Gorilla Grodd; Two-Face; Dr. Light
  2. 1. The Maltese Cup Cake
    Hostess Cup Cakes; Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Secret Origins of Super-Villains
  4. 3. G-- As in Guardians, Green Lantern, and Gorilla Grodd!
    Gorilla Grodd
  5. 4. Super Bodybuilding Course
    Universal Bodybuilding
  6. 5. Make Big Money! This Easy Way...
  7. 6. Write Right Now!
  8. 7. What to Sink Your Teeth into When You're Hungry and You're Not a Werewolf.
    Slim Jim
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fun Factory
  10. 9. Enter the Wonderful World of Super Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
  11. 10. Write Right Now!
  12. 11. Let Joe Weider Build You a Better Body for Just $4.98
    Joe Weider
  13. 12. The Origin of Brainiac
    Brainiac
  14. 13. The Secret Origin of Two-Face-- Double Take!
    Two-Face
  15. 14. February Is the 2nd Month --
    DC Comics
  16. 15. The Origin of the Shark
    The Shark
  17. 16. Let There Be Dr. Light!
    Dr. Light
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith Co.
  19. 18. King Kong Is Back!!!
    King Kong Giant Poster Book
  20. 19. Who - - or What Is the Changing Man?
  21. 20. D.C.s Super Power Shield
    NCG Merchandise
  22. 21. 204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers
  23. 22. Tyco's Silver Streak Curve Huggers
    Tyco
  24. 23. Make Money Get Prizes
    American Seed
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