Secret Origins #6
- January-February 1974
- Page count
- Cover price
- 0.20 USD
- Comic series
- E. Nelson Bridwell
- Legion of Super-Heroes; Blackhawk
- Superhero; war
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Supergirl; Sun Boy; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Colossal Boy; Mon-El] (origin); R.J. Brande; Lightning Lord [as Mekt Ranzz]
- First print
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147 (June 1968) — The Origin of the Legion!
- Also printed
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #10 ([June 1973?]) — The Origin of the Legion!
Super Heroes (KG Murray, 1976 series) #1 ([August 1976?]) — The Origin of the Legion
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #8 ([September] 1998) — The Origin of the Legion!
The origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes is told. Three youths with fantastic powers save billionaire R.J. Brande, who bankrolls them in an organization meant to emulate Superboy and Supergirl: the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Reprint adjusted slightly on last page: When DC added the "SOMETHING BIG IS COMING FROM DC IN '74" blurb at the bottom, they shortened the middle tier of panels at the bottom. Invisible Kid's caption was changed from "There you have it... the origin of the Legion! I'm Invisible Kid... the current leader... saying you should read the other stories in this 80 Page Giant to learn more about the Legion and its members!" to "... I'm Invisible Kid! I and the other Legionnaires cordially invite you to the biggest Legion doings yet... including a wedding of two members! It's in the gala 200th issue of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes... on sale the 4th week in October!". Colossal Boy's upraised hand also went in front of the word balloon originally. (info from Peter Croome and Allen Ross, October 2008).
- Adventure; war
- Blackhawk (intro, origin); Blackhawks (Baker named in this story, intro, origin); Capt. Von Tepp (villain, death); Jack Hawk; Connie Hawk (Blackhawk's brother and sister, intro, death)
- Will Eisner
- Charles Cuidera
Origin and first appearance.
The indicia for this issue is not recorded. The identified publisher might be an associated or parent company, rather than the specific listed publisher.