Secret Origins #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
Summer 1961
Page count
84
Cover price
25 cents
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
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Show/hide 1. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Superman; Batman; Robin) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman; Batman; Robin
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

Based on
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #98 ([August 1958])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
Also printed
United Kingdom
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1952 series) #98 ([August 1958?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #19 ([February 1961?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #179 (November 1968)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Superman and Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1968 series) #4 ([March 1969?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #229 (April 1975)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
 
Australia
Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series) #34 ([December 1976?])
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1988 series) ([November] 1988)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told (Warner Books, 1989 series) ([June] 1989)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team
 
United States
Showcase Presents: World's Finest (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([October] 2007)
Origin of the Superman Batman Team
From GCD
from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #94 (May-June 1958)

Notes

Silver-Age team origin.

Show/hide 2. Secret of the Eternal City (Adam Strange) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Adam Strange
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #17 (November-December 1958)
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #58 ([August 1969?])
Secret of the Eternal City
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Adam Strange (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([August] 2007)
Secret of the Eternal City!
Printed in
Australia
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #12 ([March 1959?])
Secret of the Eternal City!
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #17 (November-December 1958)

Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Adam Strange.

Show/hide 3. Planet of the Doomed Men (Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (origin recap); The Guardians of the Universe (intro); Green Lantern [Abin Sur] (flashback); Calorians; The Dryg (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson

Reprint history

From GCD
From Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #1 (July-August 1960)

Synopsis

Hal Jordan's energy-duplicate is summoned by the Guardians for the first time. After he is returned to Earth the Guardians send him to Calor, a nearby planet, to save the Calorians from the ape-monster Dryg.

Notes

Origin recapped.

Show/hide 4. The Secrets of the Sorcerer's Box (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Roz Kirby
Marvin Stein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #6 (January-February 1957)

Notes

Origin and 1st appearance of Challengers. Partial reprint.

Show/hide 5. Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy (Green Arrow; Speedy) Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow; Speedy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Jack Schiff
Art
Lee Elias

Reprint history

From GCD
in Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #1

Notes

Text story with two small illustrations.

Show/hide 6. Secret Origin of Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman

Credits

Script
Bob Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

From GCD
from Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #105 (April 1959)

Notes

Silver-Age origin.

Show/hide 7. The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel (John Jones Manhunter from Mars) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
John Jones Manhunter from Mars
Genre
Superhero
Characters
J'Onn J'Onzz

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson (plot)
Jack Miller (script)
Art
Joe Certa

Reprint history

First print
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #225 (November 1955)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
Also printed
Australia
The Big Four (KG Murray, 195-? series) #1 ([1956??])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #175 (May 1968)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #41 ([September 1968?])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #226 (November-December 1974)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Super Adventure (KG Murray, 1975 series) #72 ([March 1976?])
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1980 series) (October 1980)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
Australia
Superman (KGM, 1982 series) #1 ([October 1982?]) —Superman and Manhunter from Mars
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Detective Comics 225 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Martian Manhunter (DC, 2007 series) #1 (2007)
The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel
From GCD
from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #225 (November 1955)

Notes

Origin and 1st appearance J'Onn J'Onzz.

Show/hide 8. Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt (Flash) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Bob Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4 (September-October 1956)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
 
Australia
The Hundred Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #3 ([December 1956?])
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
Australia
The Flash (KG Murray, 1975 series) #131 ([June 1976?])
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
Also printed
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February-March 1973)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes (Crown, 1976 series) (1976)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
 
United Kingdom
The Super Heroes Monthly (Egmont Publishing, 1980 series) v1#8 (May 1981)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
The Greatest Flash Stories Ever Told (DC, 1991 series) (1991)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
The Essential Showcase 1956-1959 (DC, 1992 series) ([November] 1992)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
The Flash Archives (DC, 1994 series) #Volume 1 ([June] 1996)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
 
United States
Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) (1998)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Showcase 4 (DC, 2000 series) (January 2000)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
Printed in
United States
Showcase Presents: The Flash (DC, 2007 series) #1 (May 2007)
Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #4 (September-October 1956)

Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Flash [Barry Allen].


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37088

Entry created

  • 19/07/2008

Cover added

  • 05/06/2010

Index completed

  • 05/06/2010

Last updated

  • 04/04/2009