(November-December 1977)

DC, 1976 Series
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Volume
3 [2]
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1977-08-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Barcode
0709893166012
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (story editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound (#1-2); Saddle-stitched (#3-18)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. It is also the date given in the letter column in Justice League of America #148. On-sale date of August 24 in Comic Reader #146.

Volume incorrectly listed as 3 when it should be 2.


Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes; Huntress; Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Bob Layton (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-553
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Earth-1)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 1)

Legion of Super-Heroes; Huntress; Green Arrow / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
J-4891
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Earth-1); Huntress [Helena Wayne]

[Origin of Green Arrow] (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4894
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (of Earth-1, origin retold)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin recap occurring before the events of Oliver Queen losing his fortune to John DeLeon.

Cocky La Moo on Broadway (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Quintile Crystal! (Table of Contents: 4)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Juan Ortiz
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
Bill Morse ?

Job Number
J-4871
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad] (origin retold); Superman (cameo); R. J. Brande; Lord Lorval (villain); Science Police
Synopsis
Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl relate to Superman one of their first cases as the Legion before he joined as Superboy involving the Quintile Crystal. After telling their tale, they meet up with the same Science Police officer who was involved alongside them in that case.
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Secret Origins of Secret Origins (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-784
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Creation of this issue.

[Huntress Concept Art] (Table of Contents: 6)

Huntress / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Staton (concept sketch); Joe Orlando (cover design)
Inks
Joe Staton (concept sketch); Joe Orlando (cover design)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Staton; Joe Orlando ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Huntress [Helena Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Staton's original sketch of the Huntress and rough and pencilled versions of the cover.

From Each Ending ...A Beginning! (Table of Contents: 7)

Huntress / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-4849
Genre
superhero
Characters
Huntress [Helena Wayne] (origin); Batman (Earth-2); Catwoman (Earth-2, dies); Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback); Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Robin (Earth-2, flashback); Silky Cernak (villain); Commissioner Gordon (Earth-2, cameo)
Synopsis
The Golden Age Batman retires from crimefighting after accidentally killing his wife Selina Kyle Wayne, the former Catwoman, when she is blackmailed into committing one more job by a former associate, Silky Chernak. As a result, Selina and Bruce's daughter, Helena, becomes the Huntress and vows to fight crime like her father did and brings Silky to justice.
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Indexer Notes

The story is the origin of the Helena Wayne Huntress. Some sources identify this issue as the joint first appearance of the character with All-Star Comics (DC, 1976 series) #69. Those sources claim both issues were released on August 24, 1977. However, copyright records state All-Star Comics #69 was published on August 23, while DC Super Stars #17 was published on August 25.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
    Legion of Super-Heroes; Huntress; Green Arrow
  2. 1. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
    Legion of Super-Heroes; Huntress; Green Arrow
  3. 2. [Origin of Green Arrow]
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. Cocky La Moo on Broadway
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. The Secret of the Quintile Crystal!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Secret Origins of Secret Origins
  7. 6. [Huntress Concept Art]
    Huntress
  8. 7. From Each Ending ...A Beginning!
    Huntress
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