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Issue Details

Issue #10
Published March 1981
Cover Price 0.95 USD
Pages 100
Editing E. Nelson Bridwell

Cover Details - "Secret Origins of Super-Villains"

Genre superhero
Pencils Ross Andru (signed)
Inks Dick Giordano (signed)

10 page Batman story "The Origin of the Penguin!"

Genre superhero
Script Michael Fleisher
Pencils Romeo Tanghal
Inks Tex Blaisdell
Colors Gene D'Angelo
Letters Milt Snapinn
Notes Origin of Penguin

24 page Aquaman story "Aquaman, Coward-King of the Seas!"

Characters Aquaman; Aqualad; Ocean Master
Genre superhero
Script Bob Haney
Pencils Nick Cardy
Inks Nick Cardy
Notes Origin & 1st appearance of Ocean Master
Reprinted from Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #29 (September-October 1966)

13 page Flash story "Here Comes Captain Boomerang!"

Characters Flash [Barry Allen]; W. W. Wiggins; Iris West; Captain Boomerang [Digger Harkness]
Genre superhero
Script John Broome
Pencils Carmine Infantino
Inks Murphy Anderson
Notes Origin & 1st appearance of Captain Boomerang
Reprinted from Flash, The (DC, 1959 series) #117 (December 1970)

15 page Green Lantern story "The Shark That Hunted Human Prey!"

Characters Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Tom Kalmaku; The Shark; Carol Ferris; Bill Bowery
Genre superhero
Script John Broome
Pencils Gil Kane
Inks Joe Giella
Notes Origin & 1st appearance of the Shark
Reprinted from Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #24 (October 1963)

12 page Hawkman story "Shadow Thief of Midway City!"

Characters Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkgirl [Shayera Thal]; Shadow-Thief; Commissioner Emmett
Genre superhero
Script Gardner Fox
Pencils Joe Kubert
Inks Joe Kubert
Notes Origin & 1st appearance of the Shadow Thief
Reprinted from Brave and the Bold, The (DC, 1955 series) #36 (June-July 1961)

6 page Green Arrow story "Green Arrow Vs. Red Dart"

Characters Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Red Dart [John "The Midas" Mallory]
Synopsis John Mallory pretends to be the superhero Red Dart to prevent Green Arrow and Speedy from stopping his gang's crime spree.
Genre superhero
Pencils George Papp
Inks George Papp
Notes Origin of the Red Dart
Reprinted from World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #95 (July-August 1958)

14 page Superman story "Power of the Parasite!"

Characters Parasite; Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White
Genre superhero
Script Jim Shooter
Pencils Al Plastino
Inks Al Plastino
Notes Origin & 1st appearance of the Parasite
Reprinted from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #340 (August 1966)

3 page text story "Villainous Double Dactyls"

Script E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters typeset
Notes Poetry about DC villains.