Secret Origins #47 [Direct]
(February 1990)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD; 0.70 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1989-12-21
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.

The history of the three Legionaires who died in action.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Eric Shanower
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chemical King; Ferro Lad; Karate Kid]

Indexer Notes

There are more Legionnaires shown on the cover as tiny images that are not listed in the character field.

...In Memory Yet Green... (Table of Contents: 1)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Mark Badger
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
G-5278
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ferro Lad [Andrew Nolan]; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass; Mon-El; Princess Projectra; Lighting Lad; Brainiac 5]; Ordo; Myla; Rikk; Luiza Karamonte; Andrew Douglas Nolan (cameo); Douglas Nolan
Synopsis
Three children rent videos of their favorite action movie star Ferro Lad, one turns out to be a documentary of the real Ferro Lad.

The Thorned Path (Table of Contents: 2)

Karate Kid / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Bierbaum; Mary Bierbaum
Pencils
Mike Parobeck
Inks
Paul Fricke
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
G-5309
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Karate Kid; Bouncing Boy; Duo Damsel; Matter-Eater Lad]; Toshiaki White Crane; Black Dragon; Valentina Armorr; Kashikoi Kashu; Noriko; Hideo; Shogun Ryo
Synopsis
Karate Kid thinks over his past and rethinks his leadership style after being elected Legion leader.

The Unique Properties of Condo Arlik (Table of Contents: 3)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Fleming
Pencils
Chris Sprouse
Inks
Al Gordon
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-4993
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chemical King; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Wildfire; Phantom Girl; Shrinking Violet; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Timber Wolf; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Boy; Shadow Lass; Light Lass]; Darvon Arlik; Deregon
Synopsis
Invisible Kid takes Condo Arlik from his self-imposed exile in a lab to the outside world and teaches him how to control his powers and eventually become a Legionnaire.

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

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

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-3883

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Rachel Schneider, Bruce Bender, Hurrican Heeran and Jacob Gilbert.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. ...In Memory Yet Green...
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Thorned Path
    Karate Kid
  4. 3. The Unique Properties of Condo Arlik
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Denys Howard
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer