Secret Origins #2 [Direct]
(May 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-01-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor); Tom Condon (managing 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 has variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #24.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (layouts); Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Ricardo Villagran (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-4791
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Echoes of Future Past! (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-4772
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett] (death); Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Luri Hoshid; Kha-Ef-Re; Jarvis Kord; Mr. Thunderbolt (cameo); Mentor the Magnificent (cameo); Praying Mantis-Man (cameo); Red Knight (cameo); Magno-Man (cameo); Mister Crabb (cameo)
Synopsis
Archaeologist Dan Garrett enters the Egyptian tomb of Kha-Ef-Re and finds a sarcophagus with a blue scarab on it. When he touches it, the spirit of the pharaoh tells him he will have the power of the Blue Beetle when he says the words: Kaji Dha. Several years later, Garrett's former student, Ted Kord, asks for help in stopping his uncle Jarvis who is building an army of destructive robots. After Garrett apparently dies during the fight, Kord vows to carry on as the next Blue Beetle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Ties together the two Charlton characters. This serves as the introduction to the Blue Beetle's new book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Greenberger (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-4790
Synopsis
The story behind the multiple Blue Beetles and how he was re-introduced into the DC universe.

Indexer Notes

Also includes previews of the covers of issues 3 and 4.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Echoes of Future Past!
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
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