Secret Origins #29 [Direct]
(August 1988)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1988-04-19
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 Direct Currents #3, confirmed from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Atom; Red Tornado; Mr. America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Keith Wilson; Mike Carlin (layouts)
Inks
Keith Wilson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Martian Manhunter; Batman; Mr. America; Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]

The Secret Origin of the Atom (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Dwayne Turner
Inks
Keith Wilson
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
Mark Waid

Job Number
G-3592
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Laethwen; Eddie Thayer; Ted Ralston; Voss; Jean Loring; Chronos (cameo); Justice League of America [Hawkman; Aquaman; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter] (cameo)
Synopsis
Ray Palmer relates his origin to Laethwen and Voss.

Indexer Notes

This serves as the bridge from the Sword of the Atom series and leads directly into the Power of the Atom book. Recap of Atom's history.

"Kind of," the Secret Origin of, Red Tornado (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Tornado / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Sheldon Mayer

Job Number
G-3978
Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]; Scribbly
Synopsis
Ma Hunkel takes out two thugs.

The Secret Origin of Mr. America, Alias The Americommando (Table of Contents: 3)

Mr. America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Mike Harris
Inks
Mike Harris
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
David Cody Weiss
Editing
Mark Waid (associate editor)

Job Number
G-3618
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. America [Americommando; Tex Thompson]; N.Y. Special Prosecutor Maloney; Fatman [Bob Daley]; Mr. Pringle; President Roosevelt; Tarantula (cameo); Johnny Quick (cameo); Liberty Belle (cameo); Firebrand (cameo); Flight Sergeant Luffkin
Synopsis
Tex Thompson becomes Mr. America. When World War II breaks out he is asked by the government to become a spy deep inside Germany and he adopts the new identity Americommando.

Indexer Notes

Recap of original adventures.

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

Secret Admirers / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson; Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3228

Indexer Notes

No letters in this column, just background information on the characters featured in this issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Atom; Red Tornado; Mr. America
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of the Atom
    The Atom
  3. 2. "Kind of," the Secret Origin of, Red Tornado
    Red Tornado
  4. 3. The Secret Origin of Mr. America, Alias The Americommando
    Mr. America
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mark Waid
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer