Secret Origins #25 [Direct]
(April 1988)

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
1987-12-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mark Waid (editor); Roy Thomas (creative 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 #47, confirmed from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Atom; Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Triplicate Girl]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman
Reprints

The Dreams of Youth (Table of Contents: 1)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Rick Stasi
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Mark Waid

Job Number
G-3452
Genre
superhero
Characters
R. J. Brande; Legion of Super Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lighting Lad; Superboy (cameo); Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; White Witch; Dream Girl; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet; Sensor Girl; Sun Boy; Light Lass; Timber Wolf; Wildfire; Dawnstar; Shadow Lass; Ultra Boy; Element Lad; Bouncing Boy; Mon-El; Invisible Kid; Polar Boy; Quislet; Blok; Tellus]; Rigmon; Marla Latham; Councillor Hathoir; Lieutenant Kimball
Synopsis
R. J. Brande entertains children at a spaceport by telling them the origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Indexer Notes

A 30th anniversary tribute.

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

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

Script
Peter Sanderson; Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3045

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Susanna Doyle and Basil T. Goldwater.

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

The Atom / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Mike Clark
Inks
Bob Downs
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Jean Simek; Susan Kronz; Janice Chiang

Job Number
G-3284
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a way to start the new year 1940!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Al Pratt]; George; Biff Bronston; Joe Morgan; Mary James; Justice Society of America [Wildcat; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Flash [Jay Garrick]] (cameo); Guardian (cameo); Nuklon (cameo); Huntress (cameo)
Synopsis
Joe Morgan teaches Al Pratt how to box, leading to him becoming the Golden Age Atom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on stories by Ben Flinton and Bill O'Connor appearing in All American Comics #19-20 (1940).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Atom; Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Dreams of Youth
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
  4. 3. ["What a way to start the new year 1940!"]
    The Atom
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