(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
0709893214507
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 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 The Comic Reader #128. Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Catwoman; Mirror Master; Mr. Mxyzptlk; The Cheetah

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. UPC in upper right corner.

[no title indexed] (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
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm the Catwoman--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman
Synopsis
She narrates a short history of herself.

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

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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

[no title indexed] (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
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sam Scudder, that's me-- Alias the Mirror Master!
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

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

Fun Shop / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

Job Number
N-1525
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you want to see the crazy camel hop about?
Synopsis
Two optical illusion activities and a joke.
Reprints

[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.

Indexer Notes

Art is taken from various sources.

[no title indexed] (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
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Mr. Mxyzptlk, of the fifth-dimensional land of Zrfff!
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.

Indexer Notes

Art is taken from various sources.

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

The Cheetah / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Harry Peter ? (illustration)
Inks
Harry 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 Marston [as Charles Moulton]
Pencils
Harry Peter [as Harry G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as 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

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

Doctor Light / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky (illustration); Gil Kane (illustration); Murphy Anderson (illustration); Mike Grell (illustration)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (illustration); Jack Abel (illustration); Mike Grell (illustration)
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.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Art is taken from various sources.

Secret Origins Super-Villains (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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. More Secret Origins Super-Villains
    Secret Origins
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. ["I'm the Catwoman--"]
    Catwoman
  4. 3. The Secret Life of the Catwoman
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  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. Secret Origins Super-Villains
    Table-Top Diorama
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