SECRET ORIGINS (1973) (#1-7) (DC) #1 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Secret Origins (1973) #1
Premiere issue. Featuring reprints of the classic origins of DC's greatest heroes. The comic book industry's first costumed super-hero, Superman, is the star of our first short tale. An orphaned infant from a distant planet escaped its doom in a rocket-ship aimed at Earth and when he arrived, the boy exhibited incredible speed, stamina and strength. Named Clark Kent by his adopted parents, he was in every sense of the word a Superman! (from Action Comics #1, June 1938).

Then, young Bruce Wayne sees his parents gunned down in an alleyway and devotes his life to fighting crime as the mysterious creature of the night known as the Batman! (Bob Kane's classic origin story from Detective Comics #33, November 1939). Next, we witness the Hawkman's first clash with the spectral crook known as the Gentleman Ghost (with art by Joe Kubert and story by Robert Kanigher, from Flash Comics #88, October 1947). Finally, police scientist Barry Allen is accidentally splashed with electrified chemicals and gains the amazing ability of super-speed as the Flash! ("The Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!" is written by Kanigher and drawn by Carmine Infantino and Kubert, from Showcase #4, September-October, 1956).

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Title: [untitled]

Featuring: Superman

Credits: Jerry Siegel (Script), Joe Shuster (Pencils), Joe Shuster (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Dirigible of Doom

Featuring: Batman

Credits: Gardner Fox (Script), Bob Kane (Pencils), Bob Kane (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Ghost

Featuring: Hawkman

Credits: Bob Kanigher (Script), Joe Kubert (Pencils), Joe Kubert (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: Secrets of Secret Origins

Credits: E. Nelson Bridwell (Script), ----- (Pencils), ----- (Inks), --- (Colors), --- (Letters).

Title: Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt

Featuring: Flash

Credits: Bob Kanigher (Script), Carmine Infantino (Pencils), Joe Kubert (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

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Publisher: DC ComicsTitle: SECRET ORIGINS (1973) (#1-7) (DC)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
1 (14.50) 29.00 58.00 81.00 135.00 (180.00)

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