Secret Origins #32 [Direct]
(November 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
1988-07-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mark Waid
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Eric Shanower
Inks
Eric Shanower
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Justice League International [Guy Gardner; Rocket Red; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Booster Gold; Fire]

Indexer Notes

The JLI appear on the cover, but do not appear in the issue.

The Secret Origin of the Justice League of America (Table of Contents: 1)

Justice League of America / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (plot); Peter David (dialogue); Gardner Fox (story)
Pencils
Eric Shanower
Inks
Eric Shanower
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
G-3530
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz, Manhunter from Mars]; Aquaman; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (cameo); Atom [Ray Palmer] (cameo); Hawkman [Katar Hol] (cameo); Elongated Man (cameo); Phantom Stranger (cameo); Red Tornado [John Smith] (cameo); Hawkgirl [Shayera Thal] (cameo); Zatanna (cameo); Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Martin Stein] (cameo); Steel [Hank Heywood] (cameo); Vixen (cameo); Gypsy (cameo); Vibe (cameo)]; Superman
Synopsis
Contenders for the leadership of Appellax stage their combat on Earth through "battle form" surrogates, the Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Black Canary, the Flash, and Green Lantern first encounter and defeat the first 5 individual battle forms separately, but have to work together to defeat the sixth one. As they are about to face the seventh one in Greenland, they arrive to see Superman finishing up defeating it and flying off. This experience gives them the idea to join together as the Justice League of America.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A retelling and updating of the origin story from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #9, with Black Canary replacing Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is not pictured as a member of the JLA as she did not yet exist post-Crisis at the time the story occurred. Wonder Woman would later become a member of Justice League International (later Europe) and a later incarnation of the JLA.

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

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

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3291

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from K.S. Harvey, Roger D. Case, Eric Buscher, Craig Howrie and T. Paul Lehman.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of the Justice League of America
    Justice League of America
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
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