(June 1982)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-02-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru [as Andru] (signed)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo [as DeCarlo] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-890
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy]; Green Lantern; Inferior Five [Dumb Bunny; Awkwardman; The Blimp; Merryman; White Feather]

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

SOS Green Lantern (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (intro, origin); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (intro)
Synopsis
Hal Jordan is selected by the power ring of Abin Sur to become a Green Lantern.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints introduction and origin of the Silver Age Green Lantern.

Secret of the Flaming Spear! (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Lantern / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Carol Ferris (intro); Willard Ferris (intro); saboteurs (villains); Frank Nichols (Pilot)
Synopsis
Saboteurs try to crash a new experimental aircraft created by Ferris Aircraft.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reformatted to fill nine full pages.

The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents (Table of Contents: 4)

The Inferior Five / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance

I Was the Man with Animal Powers (Table of Contents: 5)

Animal Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Starkman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Animal Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints origin & first appearance. Script credited to France E. Herron on splash page.

Black Lightning (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Lightning / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Trevor Von Eeden
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
P. G. Lisa

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints origin and first appearance.

Target-- 21 Legionnaires! Part 1: And Then There Were None! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts); George Papp (pencils)
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Superboy; Invisible Kid; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy]; Dr. Regulus
Synopsis
After Invisible Kid is elected new Legion leader, the Legion performs at a charity benefit where Sun Boy is hurt and loses his memory. But it may not be an accident, but rather the work of Dr. Regulus, who has taken Legion headquarters right out of the ground.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of Sun Boy.

Part II: Birds in a Golden Cage (Table of Contents: 8)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts); George Papp (pencils)
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Invisible Kid; Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy]; Dr. Regulus
Synopsis
The Legionnaires trace their purloined headquarters to Dr. Regulus' spaceship, but it takes Sun Boy to bring him down.
Reprints

Swamp Thing Is Back! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Stories in the Issue] (Table of Contents: 10)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5]; Green Lantern; Inferior Five [Dumb Bunny; Awkwardman; The Blimp; Merryman; White Feather]; Black Lightning

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Secret Origins of Super-Heroes Contents
  3. 2. SOS Green Lantern
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. Secret of the Flaming Spear!
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents
    The Inferior Five
  6. 5. I Was the Man with Animal Powers
    Animal Man
  7. 6. Black Lightning
    Black Lightning
  8. 7. Target-- 21 Legionnaires! Part 1: And Then There Were None!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II: Birds in a Golden Cage
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Swamp Thing Is Back!
    Swamp Thing
  11. 10. [Stories in the Issue]
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