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.

[no title indexed] (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. [no title indexed]
    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