(October-November 1975)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume
4
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1975-07-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #120.


Secret Origins Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Sol Harrison
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Captain Marvel; Flash; Batman; Superman; Lex Luthor; the Joker; Captain Cold; Dr. Sivana; Sinestro; the Cheetah
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Comic Reader #120. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick; Curt Swan; Carmine Infantino; C. C. Beck (illustrations)
Inks
Dick Giordano; Murphy Anderson; Joe Giella; C. C. Beck ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1338

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

The Joker / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
N-1330
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha, ha, ha! You know me -- The Joker!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker

The Man Behind the Red Hood! (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Lew Sayre Schwartz; Win Mortimer (Robin figure on splash)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Jack Schiff

Job Number
N-1318
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; the Joker (origin); Earl "Farmerboy" Benson; Dean Chalmers
Reprints

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

Lex Luthor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
Bob Oksner ? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
N-1331
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Lex Luthor, arch-enemy of Superman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor

How Luthor Met Superboy! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
N-1319
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (origin); Superbaby; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Young Lex and Superboy start out as friends, but after Superboy accidentally destroys Luthor's laboratory and accidentally causes Lex to lose his hair, Luthor vows revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite; Krypton

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Cold / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (illustration)
Inks
Joe Giella (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
N-1332
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Cold they call me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Cold

The Coldest Man on Earth! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash; Captain Cold (origin)
Reprints

Rogue's Gallery of Super-Villains (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Atom; King Kull; Sivana; Aunt Minerva; Terra-Man; The Blockbuster; Poison Ivy; The Scarecrow; Captain Cold; The Catwoman; Captain Boomerang; Mr. Element; The Trickster; Grodd, The Super-Gorilla; The Weather Wizard; Prof. Zoom, the Reverse-Flash; Abra Kadabra; The Mirror Master; The Pied Piper; Mr. Mind; The Top; Heat Wave; IBAC; The Joker; Black Adam; The Penguin; The Riddler; Ra's Al Ghul; Talia; Luthor; Mr. Mxyzptlk; The Toyman

Indexer Notes

Centerspread.

[Guide to Rogue's Gallery of Super-Villains] (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1335

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Sivana / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
C. C. Beck ? (illustration)
Inks
C. C. Beck ? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
N-1333
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heh, heh, heh! I am Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Sivana

[The Origin of Dr. Sivana] (Table of Contents: 11)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Parker
Pencils
C. C. Beck
Inks
C. C. Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Bill Parker

Job Number
N-1325
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Sterling Morris; Beautia Sivana (origin); Dr. Sivana (origin, flashback); Magnificus Sivana (introduction, origin)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Terra-Man / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
N-1334
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terra-Man's the handle -- and I'm a powerful mean hombre!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Terra-Man; Nova

The Origin of Terra-Man (Table of Contents: 13)

Terra-Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Job Number
N-1320
Genre
superhero
Characters
Terra-Man (origin); Jess Manning; Nova; The Collector
Reprints

Super-Heroes and Their Arch-Enemies! (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan; Gil Kane; Murphy Anderson; Ross Andru ? (illustrations)
Inks
Joe Giella; Gil Kane; Murphy Anderson; Mike Esposito ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1343
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; The Cheetah (text origin); Green Lantern; Sinestro (text origin); Hawkman; The Shadow Thief (text origin); The Atom; Chronos (text origin)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Secret Origins Super-Villains (Table of Contents: 15)

Table-Top Diorama / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wonder Woman; Green Lantern; Captain Marvel; Flash; Batman; Superman; Lex Luthor; the Joker; Captain Cold; Dr. Sivana; Sinestro; the Cheetah

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origins Super-Villains
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. ["Ha, ha, ha! You know me -- The Joker!"]
    The Joker
  4. 3. The Man Behind the Red Hood!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  5. 4. ["I'm Lex Luthor, arch-enemy of Superman!"]
    Lex Luthor
  6. 5. How Luthor Met Superboy!
    Superboy
  7. 6. ["Captain Cold they call me!"]
    Captain Cold
  8. 7. The Coldest Man on Earth!
    The Flash
  9. 8. Rogue's Gallery of Super-Villains
  10. 9. [Guide to Rogue's Gallery of Super-Villains]
  11. 10. ["Heh, heh, heh! I am Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana!"]
    Sivana
  12. 11. [The Origin of Dr. Sivana]
    Captain Marvel
  13. 12. ["Terra-Man's the handle -- and I'm a powerful mean hombre!"]
    Terra-Man
  14. 13. The Origin of Terra-Man
    Terra-Man
  15. 14. Super-Heroes and Their Arch-Enemies!
  16. 15. Secret Origins Super-Villains
    Table-Top Diorama
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