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Secret Origins (1973) - #1
DC Comics


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  Editor(s):
E. Nelson Bridwell

Cover Artist(s):
Nick Cardy - 'Nicholas Viscardy'
 

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Cover Date: Feb/Mar 1973
Cover Price: US $ 0.20

Issue Tagline:
A Super-Collection Of The Most Sought-After Stories Ever Published!
Secret Origins Of Super-Heroes and Super-Villains
Superman Batman Flash
Extra! Hawkman's First Battle With The Ghost!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
Action Comics (1938) #1
Detective Comics (1937) #33
Flash Comics (1940) #88
Showcase (1956) #4

Notes:
All reprints no new materials.

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"[The Secret Origin of Superman]" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Jerome 'Jerry' Siegel

Penciller(s):
Joe Shuster

Inker(s):
Joe Shuster

Colorist(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Letterer(s):
Joe Shuster

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An image for Superman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Superman (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

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Notes:
Reprints Action Comics #1

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"The Dirigible Of Doom" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger
Gardner Fox

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

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Bob Kane
Sheldon Moldoff - 'Shelly'

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(Unknown Creator)

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Carl Kruger
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An image for Thomas Wayne exists Thomas Wayne

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Scarlet Horde

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Reprints Detective Comics #33

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"The Ghost" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Robert 'Bob' Kanigher

Penciller(s):
Joe Kubert

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Joe Kubert

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(Unknown Creator)

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Reprints Flash Comics #88

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Writer(s):
Robert 'Bob' Kanigher

Penciller(s):
Carmine Infantino

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Joe Kubert

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Synopsis:
Police scientist, Barry Allen is working in his lab during an electrical storm. A lightning bolt smashes through the lab window and crashes into a rack of chemicals. Certain containers are broken open, and Allen, who was knocked over by the bolt, is bathed in the chemical mixture. After partially recovering from the experience, Barry travels home and quickly discovers that he is able to move at incredible speeds.

The next morning, Barry brushes off the strange experience as mostly delusional. When he arrives for his date with Iris West, he discovers otherwise. His amazing speed enables him to protect Iris from a stray bullet fired by the Turtle Man, a criminal who is known as "the slowest man on Earth".

Returning to the lab Barry realizes he has been transformed by the chemical bath into a super-speedster, like his comic book hero, the Flash. Barry follows the example set by his hero to design a costume for himself. He stores it in a special ring which shrinks the costume for storage and enlarges it when needed.

Alerted by a burgler alarm from the local bank, Barry races off to thwart the culprit, as the Flash. The robber is the Turtle Man who escapes through the sewers to a nearby boat. The Flash follows the boat by running across the water, but his own speed pushes the boat further ahead. Instead he circles the boat and captures the criminal. After delivering the crook to the police, he is interviewed by the newspaper. He officially adopts the name, "The Flash".

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Reprints Showcase #4

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