DC Special Series #10 - Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
([April] 1978)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
twelve times a year
On-sale date
1978-01-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893160504
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from Comic Reader #152 and house ad in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #250.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Inks
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-679
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Lightray [Sollis]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5201
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Lightray [Sollis]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]

This Immortal Destiny (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Fate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5062
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inez Nelson; Nabu
Reprints

The Big Fall (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Superman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This Light A-Borning (Table of Contents: 4)

Lightray / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-5088
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightray [Sollis]; Orion; Metron

The Canary Is a Bird of Prey (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Canary / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Mike Vosburg
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Mario Sen
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5064
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Lieutenant Richard Drake; Larry Lance; Johnny Thunder; Thunderbolt; Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Midnite [Charles McNider]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Flash [Jay Garrick]] (flashback); Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]] (flashback)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Original Thinking / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-902

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Rick Taylor, Jerry Bails and Phillip Botwinick.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Behold the Secret Origins of Super-Heroes!
  3. 2. This Immortal Destiny
    Dr. Fate
  4. 3. The Big Fall
    Superman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. This Light A-Borning
    Lightray
  6. 5. The Canary Is a Bird of Prey
    Black Canary
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Original Thinking
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