Secret Origins #17 [Direct]
(August 1987)

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
1987-04-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Greg Weisman (assistant 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 copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange; Dr. Occult / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Adam Strange; Dr. Occult

The Secret Origin of Adam Strange (Table of Contents: 1)

Adam Strange / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Colors
Joe Orlando
Letters
David Cody Weiss [as Cody]

Job Number
G-1764
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Sardath; Eternals
Synopsis
Adam Strange is transported to Rann where he meets Alanna and Sardath and saves the planet.

Indexer Notes

Recap of Showcase #17.

The Secret Origin of Dr. Occult (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Occult / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; E. Nelson Bridwell (co-plot)
Pencils
Howard Simpson
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Agustin Mas

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zator; The Seven; Doctor Occult [Richard Occult]; Rose Psychic; Cult of the Wolf (cameo); The Lord of Life (cameo); The Spectral Killer (cameo); Koth
Synopsis
After rescuing two babies from a Satanic cult, Zator raises them and trains them in the ways of the occult.

Indexer Notes

Recap of the original adventures, brought up-to-date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Secret Admirers / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2762

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Fred L. DeBoom, Neil Ahlquist, Steve Feldon, Ed Koziarski and Rick C. Moore.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Adam Strange; Dr. Occult
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of Adam Strange
    Adam Strange
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of Dr. Occult
    Dr. Occult
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
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