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Secret Origins (1986) - #1
"The Golden Age Superman"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Roy Thomas

Penciller(s):
Wayne Boring

Inker(s):
Wayne Boring
Jerry Ordway

Colorist(s):
Gene D'Angelo

Letterer(s):
David Cody Weiss

Editor(s):
Dick Giordano
Janice Race
Roy Thomas

Cover Artist(s):
Wayne Boring
Jerry Ordway
 

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Cover Date: April 1986
Cover Price: US $0.75

Issue Tagline: Beginning the New Series Where Each Issue's a Collector's Item!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
Secret Origins (1986) #1 Newsstand Edition

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Letters Column: The Secret Origin of Secret Origins

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Notes:
Cover depicts Dr. Fate (Kent Nelson), The Spectre, Wonder Woman, The Flash (Jay Garrick), and The Huntress (Helena Wayne), although they do not appear within the issue.
Letters Column is an introductory text piece by Roy Thomas and includes a self-portrait (w/ Mr. Mxyztplk) of Wayne Boring.


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Writer(s):
Roy Thomas

Penciller(s):
Wayne Boring

Inker(s):
Jerry Ordway

Colorist(s):
Gene D'Angelo

Letterer(s):
David Cody Weiss

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Bea Carroll
Evelyn Curry
An image for John Kent (Earth-2) exists John Kent (Earth-2)
An image for Mary Kent (Earth-2) exists Mary Kent (Earth-2)
An image for Jor - L (Earth-2) exists Jor - L (Earth-2)
An image for Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis) exists Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
Butch Mason
Sims
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
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Lora Lor - Van (Earth-2)

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Daily Star (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
Kryptonians (DC)

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Retelling, though NOT reprinting, the stories from Action Comics (1938) #1 and Superman (1939) #1.

Although not named, Billy Batson makes a cameo on page 10.

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Writer(s):
Jerome 'Jerry' Siegel

Penciller(s):
Paul H. Cassidy
Leo Nowak
Joe Shuster
John Sikela

Inker(s):
Ed Dobrotka

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Synopsis:
An unused 1-page frontispiece, circa 1940, from the collection of Roy Thomas.

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Artists identified by Wayne Boring.

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