Secret Origins #38 [Direct]
(March 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
1989-01-26
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)

Green Arrow; Speedy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Grindberg (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

Sometimes a Fool Notion (Table of Contents: 1)

Green Arrow / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Grell
Pencils
Hannibal King
Inks
Dick Giordano; Arne Starr
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-4613
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]
Synopsis
When stranded on a desert island, Oliver Queen must learn to become an archer to survive. When he returned to civilization he uses his skills to stop criminals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Updated adaptation of the Green Arrow origin from Adventure Comics (DC, 1935 series) #256.

The Kid That Couldn't Shoot Straight (Table of Contents: 2)

Speedy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils
John Koch
Inks
John Nyberg
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Tim Harkins

Genre
superhero
Characters
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Lian Harper; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (flashback), Dinah Lance (flashback, cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (flashback, cameo); Teen Titans (flashback, cameo) [Robin [Nightwing; Dick Grayson]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Aqualad; Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]; Bumblebee]; Cheshire (flashback, cameo)
Synopsis
Roy Harper tells his baby daughter Lian how he became Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Career recap

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3564

Indexer Notes

Includes letter from Charles J. Sperling.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Arrow; Speedy
  2. 1. Sometimes a Fool Notion
    Green Arrow
  3. 2. The Kid That Couldn't Shoot Straight
    Speedy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Roy Lyons
  • Mark Waid
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer