Secret Origins #9 [Direct]
(December 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-08-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Robert Greenberger (as Bob Greenberger) (coordinating editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from DC Releases #31.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash; Skyman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Grindberg (signed as Grindberg)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed as Marus)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skyman [Star-Spangled Kid; Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints

Packs of Fun for Everyone! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

M & Ms; Mars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret Origin of the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy (Table of Contents: 2)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Tom Grindberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Gustovich (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
David Cody Weiss (credited as David C. Weiss)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skyman [Sylvester Pemberton; Star-Spangled Kid]; Infinity, Inc. (cameo) [Brainwave, Jr.; Nuklon; Jade; Obsidian; Northwind; Hourman [Rick Tyler]; Wildcat [Yolanda Montez]; Dr. Midnight [Beth Chapel]; Fury [Lyta Hall]]; Seven Soldiers of Victory (flashback, cameo) [Green Arrow; Speedy; Shining Knight; Vigilante; Crimson Avenger]; Nebula Man (flashback, cameo); Justice Society of America (flashback, cameo) [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Power Girl]
Synopsis
Skyman tells his teammates, Infinty, Inc., about how he and Stripesy met and thwarted some Nazi sympathizers' plans to include dynamite in a fireworks display.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Takes place just after Infinity Inc. #31. Based on the origin story in Star-Spangled Comics #1. Recaps some of the SSK's history with the Seven Soldiers of Victory, the JSA and Infinity Inc.

Everyone's Bonked Out by New Chewy Chocolate Bonkers! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bonkers! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lazer Tag (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Lazer Tag / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cosmic Boy (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited); Robert Greenberger (credited as Bob Greenberger)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2517

Indexer Notes

Includes a column where Roy recaps the publishing history of both heroes.

Includes letters from Anthony R. Cardno, Frank Balkin, John Egan, Jeffrey Wechselblatt, and Hurricane Heeran.

The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Flash (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
George Tuska (credited)
Inks
Jerry Acerno (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
David Cody Weiss (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Joan Williams (flashback); Major Williams (flashback); Sieur Satan (flashback); Justice Society of America (flashback, cameo) [Atom [Al Pratt]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]]; Flash [Wally West] (flashback, cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
In 1940, Jay Garrick gains the power of speed after inhaling "hard water fumes" in a college lab accident. As the Flash, he rescues the kidnapped father of Joan Williams.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on the story in Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1.

[NBC Saturday Morning Preview] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

NBC / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Legends Cross-Overs (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Summer's Here and the Time is Right... (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

1986 Specials and Annuals (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Head Over Deals. (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Nabisco candies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash; Skyman
  2. 1. Packs of Fun for Everyone!
    M & Ms; Mars
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  4. 3. Everyone's Bonked Out by New Chewy Chocolate Bonkers!
    Bonkers!
  5. 4. Lazer Tag
    Lazer Tag
  6. 5. Cosmic Boy
    Cosmic Boy
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
  8. 7. The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Flash
    The Flash
  9. 8. [NBC Saturday Morning Preview]
    NBC
  10. 9. Write Right Now!
  11. 10. Legends Cross-Overs
    DC Comics
  12. 11. Summer's Here and the Time is Right...
  13. 12. 1986 Specials and Annuals
  14. 13. Head Over Deals.
    Nabisco candies
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