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80 Page Giant (1964) - #8
"More SECRET ORIGINS"
DC Comics


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Editor(s):
Jack Schiff
Julius Schwartz

Cover Artist(s):
Murphy Anderson
 

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Cover Date: March 1965
Cover Price: US $ 0.25

Issue Tagline:
By Popular Demand! A Super-Collection Of The Most Sought-After Stories Ever Published!
How The Justice League Started
Aquababy To Aquaman
The Flash's Masked Identity
Robin The Boy Wonder
The Atom
Superbaby To Superboy To Superman

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 80 pages

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Letters Column: None

Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprints/Collects:
Adventure Comics (1938) #260
Batman (1940) #129
The Flash (1959) #128
Justice League of America (1960) #9
Showcase (1956) #34
Superman (1939) #146

Reprinted/Collected in:
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012) HC
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012) TPB
More Secret Origins Replica Edition (1999) One-Shot

Notes:
All reprints no new materials.

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An image for Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Lucas 'Snapper' Carr exists Lucas 'Snapper' Carr
Fire-Lord (DC)
An image for Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen) exists Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen)
Glass-Man
Golden Roc
An image for Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
  An image for Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan) exists Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan)
Hippolyta (DC) (02 - Earth-1)
An image for Martian Manhunter exists Martian Manhunter
Mercury Monster (DC)
Stone-God
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana) exists Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana)
Wood-King

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"The Origin Of The Justice League!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Gardner F. Fox

Penciller(s):
Michael 'Mike' Sekowsky

Inker(s):
Bernard Sachs

Letterer(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Julius Schwartz

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An image for Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Lucas 'Snapper' Carr exists Lucas 'Snapper' Carr
Fire-Lord (DC)
An image for Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen) exists Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen)
Glass-Man
Golden Roc
An image for Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Green Arrow (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan) exists Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan)
Hippolyta (DC) (02 - Earth-1)
An image for Martian Manhunter exists Martian Manhunter
Mercury Monster (DC)
Stone-God
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana) exists Wonder Woman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01- Diana)
Wood-King

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Amazons of Themyscira (DC)(Post Crisis)
Appelaxians
Justice League of America (DC)

Synopsis:
Strange aliens battle it out on earth to become next ruler of the planet Appellax. Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Wonder Woman must team up to defeat the alien menace. Batman & Superman show up once all the "heavy lifting" is done, and they decide to form the JLA.

Notes:
Originally published in Justice League of America (1960) #9.

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"Birth Of The Atom!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Gardner F. Fox

Penciller(s):
Gil Kane

Inker(s):
Murphy Anderson

Letterer(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Julius Schwartz

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An image for Atom (DC)(02 - Ray Palmer) exists Atom (DC)(02 - Ray Palmer)
An image for Jean Loring exists Jean Loring

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Synopsis:
Using a white dwarf star fragment, physicist, Ray Palmer, has developed a lens which will shrink inanimate objects when ultra-violet light is sent through the lens. However, Ray has been unable to perfect the process because the shrunken objects always explode withing minutes.

Visiting an underground cavern on a nature hike with his girlfriend Jean Loring and a nature club, Ray becomes trapped inside with the group during a cave-in. Exploring the cave, Ray locates only one tiny opening. He uses the sunlight, beamed through the lens to shrink himself to tiny size. Then using the diamond from his ring, enlarges the opening until people can safely pass through.

Worried that he might explode, Ray hurries back to the lens and enlarges himself back to normal. He is surprised that he did not explode and hypothesizes the cave water may have altered the properties of the lens. When he returns to his lab, objects still explode when shrunk, leaving Ray to conclude that his own body possesses a mysterious force, enabling him to survive the shrinking process.

Notes:
Originally published in Showcase (1956) #34.

The Atom does not appear in costume in this story, nor does he use the name, "Atom". Thus, this is, strictly, the first appearance of Ray Palmer.

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Notes:
2 page text story.

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"Little Pete" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Henry Boltinoff

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Henry Boltinoff

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Henry Boltinoff

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Little Pete (DC)

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"How Aquaman Got His Powers!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Robert Bernstein - 'R. Berns'

Penciller(s):
Ramona Fradon

Inker(s):
Ramona Fradon

Letterer(s):
(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Whitney Ellsworth
George Kashdan
Jack Schiff
Mort Weisinger

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An image for Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Atlanna (01 - pre-Crisis) exists Atlanna (01 - pre-Crisis)
An image for Thomas 'Tom' Curry (DC) exists Thomas 'Tom' Curry (DC)

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Notes:
Originally published in Adventure Comics (1938) #260.

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"The Man From Robin's Past" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Sheldon Moldoff - 'Shelly'

Inker(s):
Charles Paris

Letterer(s):
Stan Starkman

Editor(s):
Murray Boltinoff
George Kashdan
Sheldon Moldoff - 'Shelly'
Jack Schiff

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An image for Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Batman (DC)(00 - Golden Age/Undefined Earth)
An image for John Frederick Grayson (DC) exists John Frederick Grayson (DC)
An image for Mary Elizabeth Loyd Grayson exists Mary Elizabeth Loyd Grayson
An image for Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth) exists Robin (DC)(Golden Age/Undefined Earth)

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Originally published in Batman (1940) #129.

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"The Origin Of Flash's Masked Identity!" - Edit this story

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Writer(s):
John Broome

Penciller(s):
Carmine Infantino

Inker(s):
Joe Giella

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(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Julius Schwartz

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

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Synopsis:
Barry Allen wonders what it would be like if he didn't wear a mask as the Flash like his comic hero (The Flash - Jay Garrick).

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Originally published in The Flash (1959) #128.

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"The Story Of Superman's Life!" - Edit this story

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Otto Oscar Binder - 'Eando Binder'

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Al Plastino

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Al Plastino

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(Unknown Creator)

Editor(s):
Mort Weisinger

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Zor - El (01 - Earth-1)
Lara - El (Earth-1)
Jor - El II (Earth-1)
An image for Jonathan 'Pa' Kent (01 - Earth-1) exists Jonathan 'Pa' Kent (01 - Earth-1)
An image for Martha 'Ma' Kent (01 - Earth-1) exists Martha 'Ma' Kent (01 - Earth-1)
An image for Krypto (01 - Earth-1) exists Krypto (01 - Earth-1)
An image for Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Lois Lane (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Lana Lang (DC)(Earth-1) exists Lana Lang (DC)(Earth-1)
An image for James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1) exists James 'Jimmy' Olsen (DC)(Earth-1)
An image for Superbaby exists Superbaby
An image for Superboy (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01-Clark Kent) exists Superboy (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)(01-Clark Kent)
Superboy Robots (various)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Perry White (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Perry White (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)

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Kryptonians (DC)

Notes:
Originally published in Superman (1939) #146.

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