Secret Origins #48 [Direct]
(April 1990)

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Price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD; 1.00 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1990-02-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Mark Waid; Michael Eury
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)

Ambush Bug / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Maguire (signed)
Inks
Al Gordon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; Ambush Bug
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Batman TV show with Batman and Robin climbing the building and Ambush Bug looking out the window.

The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We Thought Him Up! (Table of Contents: 1)

Ambush Bug / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Keith Giffen (Plot); Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Bob Lewis
Colors
Tony Tollin
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Michael Eury

Job Number
G-4853
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Ambush Bug; Cheeks; Vril Dox
Synopsis
The National Bureau of Origins wants to know Ambush Bug's origin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

a spoof on Cynicalman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...etc...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Stanley and His Monster / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Foglio
Pencils
Phil Foglio
Inks
Keith Wilson
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
G-5147
Genre
humor
Characters
Stanley; His Monster; Azazel; Belial; Lucifer Morningstar
Synopsis
A demon is kicked out of hell and sent to Earth where he becomes Stanley's friend.

The Birth of Rex the Wonder Dog (Table of Contents: 3)

Rex the Wonder Dog / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gerard Jones
Pencils
Paris Cullins
Inks
Gary Martin
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-5464
Genre
superhero
Characters
Rex the Wonder Dog; Lieutenant Dennis; Danny Dennis
Synopsis
A super-soldier formula turns a small puppy into Rex the Wonder Dog.

Indexer Notes

This origin story is a spoof on the Captain America origin.

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

Secret Admirers / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Eury; Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Jim Kelly and Lon Levy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Trigger Twins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
William Messner-Loebs
Pencils
Trevor von Eeden
Inks
Trevor von Eeden
Colors
Julianna Ferriter
Letters
Tim Harkins

Job Number
G-4726
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Trigger Twins [Walt Trigger; Wayne Trigger]; The Groton Gang; Linda
Synopsis
The origin of the Trigger Twins.
Keywords
Civil War
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ambush Bug
  2. 1. The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We Thought Him Up!
    Ambush Bug
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Stanley and His Monster
  4. 3. The Birth of Rex the Wonder Dog
    Rex the Wonder Dog
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Trigger Twins
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