Secret Origins #5 [Newsstand]
(August 1986)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-05-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893176608
Editing
Roy Thomas (co-editor); Robert Greenberger (co-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) #5 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #27.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crimson Avenger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Mike Gustovich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimson Avenger

The Crimson Avenger (Table of Contents: 1)

Crimson Avenger / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Mike Gustovich
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
David Cody Weiss
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Bob Greenberger (coordinating editor)

Job Number
G-1883
Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Claudia Barker; Mrs. Vangilder; Orson Welles; Bill Dock
Synopsis
In 1938, Newspaper publisher Lee Travis attends a Halloween party and foils robbers who dressed as aliens to take advantage of civilian panic during the broadcast of the Orson Welles radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds.

Indexer Notes

Features the Crimson Avenger in his original mystery man style.

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

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

[Detective Comics #22] (Table of Contents: 3)

Crimson Avenger / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Chambers (original); Al Dellinges (redrawn art)
Inks
Jim Chambers (original); Al Dellinges (redrawn art)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]

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

The Secret Origin of Secret Origins / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2366

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Steve Smith, Raul Wrona, John K. Austin, Neil Ahlquist, Neal Alhadeff and Paul Emrath.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crimson Avenger
  2. 1. The Crimson Avenger
    Crimson Avenger
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Guest Meanwhile...
  4. 3. [Detective Comics #22]
    Crimson Avenger
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Secret Origin of Secret Origins
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  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregory Fischer