Secret Origins #37 [Direct]
(February 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1988-12-22
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)

Legion of Substitute Heroes; Dr. Light / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ty Templeton
Pencils
Ty Templeton (signed)
Inks
Ty Templeton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ty Templeton

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Polar Boy; Stone Boy]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light]

The Secret Origin of the Legion of Substitute Heroes (Table of Contents: 1)

Legion of Substitute Heroes / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Ty Templeton
Pencils
Ty Templeton
Inks
Anthony van Bruggen
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Ty Templeton

Job Number
G-4724
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid [Ral Benem]; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Polar Boy [Brek Bannin]; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy]; Mr. Benem; Mrs. Benem; Estimate Boy; the Tree-Men (villains)
Synopsis
The origin of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

Indexer Notes

Adapted (with a humorous slant) from the original in Adventure Comics (1935 series) #306.

All Those Light Years Ago (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Light / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Mike Parobeck
Inks
Ken Branch
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Tim Harkins

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Light [Jacob Finlay] (origin); Dr. Light [Arthur Light] (origin); Lester; Mr. B (dies); Justice League of America [Flash; Black Canary; Green Lantern; Martian Manhunter; Batman; Green Arrow; Hawkman; Superman] (cameo); Captain Cold (cameo)
Synopsis
Jacob Finlay, the original Dr. Light, continues to haunt Arthur Light, the second Dr. Light.

Secret Admirers (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mark Waid
Pencils
Tom Grindberg
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3562

Indexer Notes

Mark Waid discusses secrets behind the origins of the Legion of Substitute Heroes and Doctor Light. Letters from readers - Jody Hamby, Jim Kelly, James E. Helsel, Gary Hellen and Kip Talbott - and responses from Mark Waid. Preview of cover to SECRET ORIGINS #38.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Substitute Heroes; Dr. Light
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of the Legion of Substitute Heroes
    Legion of Substitute Heroes
  3. 2. All Those Light Years Ago
    Dr. Light
  4. 3. Secret Admirers
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mark Waid
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Denys Howard
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer