Secret Origins #19 [Direct]
(October 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
1987-06-16
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 DC Releases #41.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam; The Guardian / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson (signed); Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; The Guardian

The Coming of... Uncle Sam (Table of Contents: 1)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
G-3246
Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam (origin); General Robert E. Lee (cameo); General Ulysses S. Grant (cameo); Adolph Hitler (cameo); Ezra Smith; Buddy Smith; Black Legion [Scar; Snyle]
Synopsis
Uncle Sam helps Buddy Smith get the men who killed his grandfather and then the two show the small town of Glen Valley they can stand up to the Black Legion.
Keywords
American Revolutionary War; Civil War; Spanish-American War; War of 1812; World War I

Indexer Notes

Based on the stories in National Comics #1 & 5 and Uncle Sam #1.

The Secret Origin of the Guardian and the Newsboy Legion (Table of Contents: 2)

The Guardian; The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Arvell Jones
Inks
Greg Theakston
Colors
Julianna Ferriter
Letters
Jean Simek; Helen Vesik

Job Number
I-163
Genre
superhero
Characters
Guardian [Jim Harper] (origin); The Newsboy Legion [Tommy Tompkins; Big Words; Gabby; Scrapper] (origin); Justice Society of America [Wildcat; Atom; Green Lantern] (cameo); Leo; Nat Milligan; Frankie the Fence; Chips Carder
Synopsis
Jim Harper becomes the Guardian to capture some crooks. Later, in his civilian identity, he agrees to vouch for four wayward youths, keeping them from juvenile detention. These youths become the Newsboy Legion.

Indexer Notes

Based on the story in Star-Spangled Comics #7 and All-Star Squadron Annual #1.

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2851

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Fred Filler, T. E. Pouncey, Chase McDonald and one unsigned letter.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam; The Guardian
  2. 1. The Coming of... Uncle Sam
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. The Secret Origin of the Guardian and the Newsboy Legion
    The Guardian; The Newsboy Legion
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
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