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Secret Origins (1961) - One-shot
DC Comics


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  Editor(s):
Jack Schiff
Julius Schwartz

Cover Artist(s):
Ross Andru
Joe Certa
Leopold 'Lee' Elias
Mike Esposito - 'Espo'
Joe Giella
Carmine Infantino
Gil Kane
Stan Kaye
Jack 'King' Kirby
Joe Kubert
Dick Sprang - 'Richard W. Sprang'
 

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Cover Date: Summer 1961
Cover Price: US $ 0.25

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Anthology

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
Secret Origins (1961) One-shot 1998 reprint

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Synopsis:
A triple-sized, one-stop shop for all your Silver Age origin stories! Thrill to the first appearances of some of the most important figures in the DC Silver Age pantheon. J'Onn J'Onzz! Green Lantern! Wonder Woman! They're all here, kids!

Reprints/Collects:
Detective Comics (1937) #225
Green Lantern (1960) #1
Showcase (1956) #4
Showcase (1956) #6
Showcase (1956) #17
Wonder Woman (1942) #105
World's Finest Comics (1941) #94

Reprinted/Collected in:
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012) HC
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012) TPB

Notes:
Nothing really new is in this issue, except for maybe the Green Arrow & Speedy text-only story. The oversized format's pretty cool, though.

Characters:    
Leslie 'Rocky' Davis
Walter Mark 'Prof' Haley
  An image for Kyle  'Ace' Morgan exists Kyle 'Ace' Morgan
Matthew 'Red' Ryan

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"The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team" -

Story Arc(s):    

Writer(s):
Edmond Hamilton

Penciller(s):
Dick Sprang - 'Richard W. Sprang'

Inker(s):
Stan Kaye

Characters:    
An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)

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Notes:
Reprint of World's Finest #94

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"The Secret of the Eternal City" -

Story Arc(s):    

Writer(s):
Gardner F. Fox

Penciller(s):
Michael 'Mike' Sekowsky

Inker(s):
Bernard Sachs

Characters:    
An image for Adam Strange exists Adam Strange

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Synopsis:
Adam Strange's origin.

Notes:
Reprinted from Showcase #17.

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"Planet of the Doomed Men" -

Story Arc(s):    

Writer(s):
John Broome

Penciller(s):
Gil Kane

Inker(s):
Murphy Anderson

Characters:    
An image for Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan) exists Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan)

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Notes:
Reprinted from Green Lantern #1 (January 1960).

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"The Secret of the Sorcerer's Box" -

Story Arc(s):    

Writer(s):
Dave Wood

Penciller(s):
Jack 'King' Kirby

Inker(s):
Rosalind Goldstein Kirby - 'Roz'
Marvin Stein

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Synopsis:
First appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown (partial reprint).

Notes:
Reprinted from Showcase #6.

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"Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy" -

Story Arc(s):    

Writer(s):
Jack Schiff

Penciller(s):
Leopold 'Lee' Elias

Inker(s):
Leopold 'Lee' Elias

Characters:    
An image for Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Speedy (DC)(Earth 1 - Pre Crisis) exists Speedy (DC)(Earth 1 - Pre Crisis)

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Notes:
Test story with two small illustrations.

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"Secret Origin of Wonder Woman" -

Story Arc(s):    

Writer(s):
Robert 'Bob' Kanigher

Penciller(s):
Ross Andru

Inker(s):
Mike Esposito - 'Espo'

Characters:    
An image for Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana) exists Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana)

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Notes:
Reprinted from Wonder Woman #105 (April 1959).

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"The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel" -

Story Arc(s):    

Writer(s):
Jack Miller
Joe Samachson

Penciller(s):
Joe Certa

Inker(s):
Joe Certa

Characters:    
An image for Martian Manhunter exists Martian Manhunter

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Synopsis:
Origin of the Martian Manhunter.

Notes:
Reprinted from Detective Comics #225.

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"Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt" -

Story Arc(s):    

Writer(s):
Robert 'Bob' Kanigher

Penciller(s):
Carmine Infantino

Inker(s):
Joe Kubert

Characters:    
An image for Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen) exists Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen)

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Synopsis:
Origin of the Flash.

Notes:
Reprinted from Showcase #4 (1956).

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