Secret Origins #33 [Direct]
(December 1988)

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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1988-08-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mark Waid; Dick Giordano (executive)
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 International / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Ty Templeton
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League International [Green Flame; Icemaiden; Mr. Miracle]

Indexer Notes

The covers of #33-35 form one image.

Escapism (Table of Contents: 1)

Mr. Miracle; Oberon / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Carlin
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Klaus Janson (top half); Art Adams (bottom half)
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Albert De Guzman

Job Number
G-4101
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Miracle [Scott Free]; Oberon; Big Barda; Granny Goodness (flashback); Metron (flashback); Mr. Miracle [Thaddeus Brown] (flashback); Himon (flashback); Darkseid (flashback); Steel Hand (flashback); Blue Beetle [Ted Kord] (flashback, cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
While performing his escape act, Mister Miracle thinks back over his origin, and at the same time Oberon thinks back over his past.

Indexer Notes

The secret origin of Mr. Miracle is told in the top half of the pages, while Oberon's origin is told in the bottom half.

The Spy Who Blew Me Up (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Flame / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Bierbaum; Mary Bierbaum
Pencils
Chuck Austen
Inks
Gary Martin
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-4231
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Flame [Beatriz DaCosta]; Dr. Mist (flashback, cameo); Bushmaster (flashback, cameo); Jack O'Lantern (flashback, cameo); Dom Diablo; Tamara; Mr. Fundo; Menino Du Diablo
Synopsis
Beatriz DeCosta was a regular spy until an explosion gives her super powers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Green Flame was later called Fire.

200 Years of Solitude (Table of Contents: 3)

Ice Maiden / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gerard Jones
Pencils
Jim Valentino
Inks
Eduardo Barreto
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-4187
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ice Maiden [Tora Olafsdotter]; Global Guardians (cameo) [Green Flame; Owl Woman; Tasmanian Devil; Rising Sun; Jack O'Lantern; Bushmaster; Seraph; Olympian]; Rod Schoendienst; Gustave; Lord of the Ice-Folk
Synopsis
Rod Schoendienst is sent to investigate a paranormal area of Norway and finds the ice folk.

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

Secret Admirers / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3341

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Charles J. Sperling, T.M. Maple, David Metz and Malcolm Bourne.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Justice League International
  2. 1. Escapism
    Mr. Miracle; Oberon
  3. 2. The Spy Who Blew Me Up
    Green Flame
  4. 3. 200 Years of Solitude
    Ice Maiden
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mark Waid
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Roy Lyons
  • Max Capp
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer