DC Special Series #19

DC Comics

United States

Published
Fall 1979
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/33806

Credits

Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Secret Origins of Super-Heroes) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Secret Origins of Super-Heroes

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Show/hide 1. The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Cary Burkett
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colours
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Notes

based on story in Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #237 (November 1977)

Show/hide 2. The Gods of the Amazons (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito

Reprint history

First print
United States
Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #211 (April-May 1974)
The Gods of the Amazons
Also printed
Australia
Wonder Woman (KG Murray, 1975 series) #131 ([May 1976?])
The Gods of the Amazons
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #15 (April 1980)
The Gods of the Amazons
From GCD
from Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #105 (April 1959)

Notes

Excerpt from "The Origin of Wonder Woman"

Show/hide 3. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team (Superman & Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman & Batman
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
Secret Origins (DC, 1961 series) #1 (Summer 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
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)
Show/hide 4. Mystery of the Elongated Man! (Flash) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (first appearance; origin); Iris West; Perry Veto (villain)

Credits

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colours
Gene D'Angelo

Reprint history

Based on
United States
The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #112 (April-May 1960)
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
 
United States
Flash Annual (DC, 1963 series) #1 (Summer 1963)
Mystery of the Elongated Man!
Also printed
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #47 ([July 1960?])
 
Australia
The Hundred Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #47 ([July 1960?])
Mystery of the Elongated Man
Printed in
Australia
Flash Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([1965?])
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
Also printed
United States
The Flash Archives (DC, 1994 series) #Volume 2 ([March] 2000)
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Elongated Man (DC, 2006 series) #Vol. One ([July] 2006)
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The Flash (DC, 2007 series) #1 (May 2007)
The Mystery of the Elongated Man!
From GCD
from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #112 (April-May 1960)

Synopsis

Elongated Man comes to Central City and Flash suspects him of commiting a string of robberies.

Show/hide 5. How Aquaman Got His Powers! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Atlantis; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Flashback); Tom Curry (Flashback); Commander Haskel

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Colours
Bob LeRose

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #260 (May 1959)

Synopsis

Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel.

Show/hide 6. Brotherly Hate (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 7. The Masked Marauders of Earth (Hawkman) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hawkman

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Joe Kubert
Colours
Adrienne Roy

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #43 (August-September 1962)
Show/hide 8. The Origin of Robin (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colours
Jerry Serpe

Reprint history

From GCD
from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #213 (July-August 1969) [aka 80-Page Giant G-61]
Show/hide 9. The Supergirl from Krypton! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Colours
Bob LeRose
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #113 ([September 1959?])
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 ([August] 1960)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #2 (April-May 1973)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #33 ([March 1979?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Supergirl (Federal, 1985 series) #5 ([October 1983?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Action Comics 252 (DC, 2000 series) (July 2000)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics 252 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)

Synopsis

Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38079

Cover added

  • 02/04/2010

Index completed

  • 02/04/2010