(June-July 1976)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1976-03-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Barcode:
?
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

UPC indicates this is a July issue.

On-sale date from Comics Reader #128.


More Secret Origins Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Sol Harrison
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-1480

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Superman; Batman; the Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Catwoman; Bizarro; the Shark; Scarecrow; the Cheetah; Captain Boomerang; Mirror Master; Mr. Mxyzptlk; the Matter Master; Vandal Savage

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Van Dore via the GCD Errors List. Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Secret Origins / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano; Carmine Infantino; George Papp; Harry G. Peter (illustrations);
Inks:
Dick Giordano ; Murphy Anderson; George Papp; Harry G. Peter (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman; Mirror Master; Mr. Mxyzptlk; The Cheetah

Indexer Notes

UPC in upper right corner. Printed on inside front cover.

[I'm the Catwoman --] (Table of Contents: 2)

Catwoman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Workman ?
Job Number:
N-1516

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Catwoman
Synopsis:
She narrates a short history of herself.

The Secret Life of the Catwoman (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (figures only) (signed); Lew Schwartz
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)
Job Number:
N-1473

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; James Gordon; The Catwoman (origin); Mr. X [Mousey]; Dipper; Joe; Al
Synopsis:
During a tussle with Batman, the Catwoman recovers her memory of her pre-crime days, and then assists Batman in capturing the criminal Mr. X.
Reprints:

[Sam Scudder, That's Me -- Alias the Mirror Master!] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mirror Master / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (illustration)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Workman ?
Job Number:
N-1517

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mirror Master
Synopsis:
He introduces the next story.

The Master of Mirrors! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Flash / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original editor)
Job Number:
N-1471

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; the Mirror Master; Iris West; Mr. Tyler; Mr. Wilkins
Synopsis:
The origin and first crime of the Mirror Master.
Reprints:

[Do you want to see the crazy camel hop about?] (Table of Contents: 6)

Fun Shop / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?
Job Number:
N-1525

Synopsis:
Two optical illusion activities and a joke.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wanted / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-1521

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Boomerang [George "Digger" Harkness]; Vandal Savage; The Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; The Matter Master [Mark Mandrill]; The Shark [T. S. Smith]; Bizarro; The Penguin [Oswald C. Cobblepot]; Solomon Grundy; Giganta; Grodd; Brainiac; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Felix Faust; The Queen Bee [Zazzala]; The Top [Roscoe N. Dillon]; The Pied Piper [Thomas Peterson]; Sonar [Bito Wladon]; Kanjar Ro
Synopsis:
Short biographies of 18 villains.
Reprints:
  • Art is from various sources.

[I'm Mr. Mxyzptlk, of the fifth-dimensional land of Zrfff!] (Table of Contents: 8)

Mr. Mxyzptlk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
George Papp (illustration)
Inks:
George Papp (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Workman ?
Job Number:
N-1518

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Mxyzptlk
Synopsis:
He introduces the next story.

The Ghost of Jor-El! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)
Job Number:
N-1472

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mxyzptlk; Superboy; Jor-El (illusion); Fuzastl; Tlndsa; Ms. Miller; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis:
The story of Mxyzptlk's first meeting with Superboy, in which he tries several ways to make Superboy look foolish, but fails, and is finally sent back home after his father tells Superboy how to accomplish that.
Reprints:

The Costumes of the Catwoman! (Table of Contents: 10)

Catwoman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Ben Oda
Job Number:
N-1522

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Catwoman
Synopsis:
History of the various costumes worn by the Catwoman.
Reprints:
  • Art is from various sources.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Cheetah / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter ? (illustration)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter ? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Workman ?
Job Number:
N-1519

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The Cheetah -- That's the name I use!
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Cheetah
Synopsis:
She introduces the next story.

Wonder Woman and the Cheetah (Table of Contents: 12)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton]
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (original editor)
Job Number:
N-1470

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Cheetah [Priscilla Rich]; Wonder Woman; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Courtley Darling; Detective Casey; Inspector Duncan
Synopsis:
The origin of the Cheetah, as Priscilla Rich becomes jealous of Wonder Woman and makes a failed attempt to plot her downfall by framing Wonder Woman for robbery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story from Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #6 (Fall 1943) was 13 pages and the first of 2 parts (second part was also 13 pages; 26 pages altogether).

Every Hero's Enemy (Table of Contents: 13)

Doctor Light / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky; Gil Kane; Murphy Anderson; Mike Grell (illustrations)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson; Jack Abel; Mike Grell (illustrations)
Letters:
John Workman ?
Job Number:
N-1520

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Light; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; J'onn J'onzz; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver QUeen]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Superman; Batman
Synopsis:
A short history of the battles between Dr. Light and various members of the Justice League.
Reprints:
  • Art is from various sources.

Indexer Notes

Printed on inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-1524

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Superman; Batman; the Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Catwoman; Bizarro; Captain Boomerang

Indexer Notes

Reproduces part of the front cover of this issue.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. More Secret Origins Super-Villains
    Secret Origins
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Secret Origins
  3. 2. [I'm the Catwoman --]
    Catwoman
  4. 3. The Secret Life of the Catwoman
    Batman
  5. 4. [Sam Scudder, That's Me -- Alias the Mirror Master!]
    Mirror Master
  6. 5. The Master of Mirrors!
    The Flash
  7. 6. [Do you want to see the crazy camel hop about?]
    Fun Shop
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wanted
  9. 8. [I'm Mr. Mxyzptlk, of the fifth-dimensional land of Zrfff!]
    Mr. Mxyzptlk
  10. 9. The Ghost of Jor-El!
    Superboy
  11. 10. The Costumes of the Catwoman!
    Catwoman
  12. 11. ["The Cheetah -- That's the name I use!"]
    The Cheetah
  13. 12. Wonder Woman and the Cheetah
    Wonder Woman
  14. 13. Every Hero's Enemy
    Doctor Light
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Table-Top Diorama
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