Secret Origins #3 [Newsstand]
(June 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-03-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893176606
Editing
Robert Greenberger; Roy Thomas (creative editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)
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 is a variant of Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #3 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On sale date from Meanwhile column in this issue "(Week of...)" and DC Releases #25.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Bingham
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

[Secret Origin of Captain Marvel] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Jerry Bingham
Inks
Steve Mitchell
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
David Cody Weiss

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam; Sterling Morris; Dr. Sivana
Synopsis
Young Billy Batson is led to a cavern beneath a Fawcett City subway station and meets the wizard Shazam, who gives Billy the power to transform into Captain Marvel whenever he speaks the wizard's name. His first mission as a super-hero is to stop Dr. Sivana from destroying the United States Radio system.

Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the story from Whiz Comics #2.

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

Guest Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

With One Magic Word... (Table of Contents: 3)

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2345
Synopsis
Article about the history of Captain Marvel.

Indexer Notes

Also includes a small ad for Lords of the Ultra-Realm.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel
  2. 1. [Secret Origin of Captain Marvel]
    Captain Marvel
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Guest Meanwhile...
  4. 3. With One Magic Word...
    The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregory Fischer