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SECRET ORIGINS comic books issue 1

  • Issue #1
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) 1

    From the ashes of the epic Crisis on Infinite Earths arises a new DC Universe - a single, united world where the heroes and villains from the once-various earths now reside. To celebrate this historic event, and to chronicle the new dimensions of our heroes' lives, DC presents...Secret Origins. Secret Origins is exactly that - a revelation of the beginnings of DC greats! For the premiere of this unprecedented, ongoing series, writer/editor Roy Thomas teams up with renowned artists Wayne Boring and Jerry Ordway. The first issue features, appropriately enough, the original Superman. Boring returns to the Man of Steel from his early penciling days to link artistic forces with Ordway. If you've seen their Jor-El page in Who's Who #12, you know the combo is a winner! In Secret Origins, the odd-numbered issues retell the origins of DC's Golden Age heroes in chronological order (for example, #3 - Captain Marvel, #5 - Crimson Avenger), and the even-numbered issues retell the secrets behind the modern heroes, such as members of the Teen Titans, The Outsiders, etc. Cover of the premiere issue is by Boring and Ordway. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #1A
    Secret Origins (2014) 3rd Series 1A

    Cover by Lee Bermejo. Written by Greg Pak, Kyle Higgins and Tony Bedard. Art by Lee Weeks, Doug Mahnke, Paulo Siqueira, Sandra Hope, Keith Champagne and Christian Alamy. Art by Paulo Siqueira and Will Conrad. At last, the SECRET ORIGINS of the World's Greatest Heroes in The New 52 can be revealed! This new series gets off to an awesome start with the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, plus the first Robin, Dick Grayson. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1B
    Secret Origins (2014) 3rd Series 1B

    Limited 1 for 25 Retailer Incentive Variant Cover by Andy Kubert. Written by Greg Pak, Kyle Higgins and Tony Bedard. Art by Lee Weeks, Doug Mahnke, Paulo Siqueira, Sandra Hope, Keith Champagne and Christian Alamy. At last, the SECRET ORIGINS of the World's Greatest Heroes in The New 52 can be revealed! This new series gets off to an awesome start with the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, plus the first Robin, Dick Grayson. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $4.99.

  • Issue #1
    Secret Origins (1973-1974 1st Series) 1
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497235022

    Cover by Nick Cardy. "The Secret Origin of Superman," script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Joe Shuster, inks by Joe Shuster; one page reprinted from Action Comics #1. "The Secret Origin of Batman," script by Bill Finger, art by Bob Kane; two pages reprinted from Detective Comics #33. "The Ghost," script by Bob Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert; A series of baffling robberies bring the Feathered Furies into direct confrontation with their newest adversary: the Ghost; Hawkman's first battle with The Ghost, reprinted from Flash Comics 88. One-page text feature about the creation of this title by E. Nelson Bridwell. "Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!," script by Bob Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Kubert; By a freak accident involving lab chemicals and lightning, Barry Allen becomes the fastest man alive and originates a costume based on the comic adventures of the Flash from the 1940's; he battles The Turtle Man; reprinted from Showcase #4. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #1
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Annual 1

    It's "The Secret Origin of The Doom Patrol!" by Paul Kupperberg & John Byrne, a 30-page tale. Also: Paul Kupperberg & Steve Lightle discuss the new Doom Patrol series in an article by Joey Cavalieri. Plus: "The Secret Origin of Captain Comet" by Roy Thomas, Ron Harris & Bruce D. Patterson, a 20-page tale. Cover by Byrne (after Ed Hannigan). Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #1
    Flash Secret Files and Origins (1997) 1

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    Stories in this issue include Secret Origin (script by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn, pencils by Kenny Martinez, inks by Anibal Rodriquez) and Lost Pages: Jay Garrick Meets Max Mercury (script by Brian Augustyn, pencils by Craig Rousseau, inks by Jose Marzan, Jr.). The issue also includes: an "interview with Max Mercury; a guided tour of the Flash Museum; a Flash timeline; a Flash family tree; and profiles of Linda Park, Impulse, Pied Piper, Barry Allen, Wally West, Jay Garrick, and others. Cover art by Steve Lightle. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Secret Origins Special (1989) 1

    A look at the secret origins of Penguin, the Riddler and Two-Face. Framing sequence is the making of a 'Steve Jones Investigates' special, taking a look at the costumed criminals of Gotham, in "Original Sins." Script by Neil Gaiman, art by Mike Hoffman & Kevin Nowlan. Origins: Penguin in "The Killing Peck." Script by Alan Grant, art by Sam Kieth; the Riddler in "When is a Door." Script by Neil Gaiman, art by Bernie Mireault & Matt Wagner; Two-Face in an untitled tale. Script by Mark Verheiden, art by Pat Broderick & Dick Giordano. Cover by Brian Bolland. Cover price $2.00.

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    Weird Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (2004) 1

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    Written by Gardner Fox, Bob Haney, Dave Wood, France Herron, Jack Miller, Robert Kanigher and Jerry Siegel Art by Howard Sherman, Howard Purcell, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, George Roussos, Gray Morrow, Wayne Boring, Stan Kaye and Bernard Baily Cover by Jerry Ordway The final 80-page Giant has been rescued, bringing a close to a beloved era! Under a new cover by Jerry Ordway, this book includes the secret origins os these "weird" DC characters: Dr. Fate (MORE FUN COMICS #55), Enchantress (STRANGE ADVENTURES #187), Animal Man (STRANGE ADVENTURES #180), Congorilla (ACTION COMICS #247), El Diablo (ALL-STAR WESTERN #3), Bizarro (WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #181), and The Spectre (MORE FUN COMICS #52-53)! On sale Aug 25 ? 80 pg, FC, $5.95US Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #1
    Flash Secret Files and Origins (2010) 1

    Written by GEOFF JOHNS. Art by SCOTT KOLINS, and FRANCIS MANAPUL. Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL. Flash Facts! In the aftermath of BLACKEST NIGHT and THE FLASH: REBIRTH comes the beginning of a new era for Barry Allen and the deadly Rogues! As Barry readjusts to life again, strange happenings explode across Central City that will lead to one of the most bizarre murder mysteries Barry will ever face in the upcoming THE FLASH #1! Plus, don't miss Wally West, Kid Flash, Gorilla Grodd and a cold case that will send The Flash down a path unlike any other. Run - don't walk - to pick it up! Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #1
    Secret Files and Origins Guide to the DC Universe (2000) 1

    WRITTEN BY DAN ABNETT, ANDY LANNING AND VARIOUS; ART BY SCOT EATON, RAY KRYSSING AND VARIOUS; COVER BY DARICK ROBERTSON AND JOHN DELL It's been a busy year in the DC Universe. Gotham City is no longer a "No Man's Land." Metropolis has become a dazzling city of tomorrow. New heroes have picked up the mantle of the Spectre, the JSA, Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite, the Star-Spangled Kid, and more. And one of DC's familiar heroes is not what he or she seems. In January, the layers of complexity that make the DC Universe one of comics' most intriguing realms are made clear in the SECRET FILES & ORIGINS GUIDE TO THE DC UNIVERSE 2000, a 96-page Special that's a handbook to the coming year's stories, a scorecard, an epic adventure story, a collection of pinups, a dessert topping (scratch that), and more! Topped with a cover by TRANSMETROPOLITAN's Darick Robertson (inked by JLA's John Dell), this giant-sized "Secret Files" Special begins with a 38-page story written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) with art by Scot Eaton (GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW CORPS) and Ray Kryssing (SUPERBOY). In it, the Department of Extranormal Operations (DEO) asks Green Lantern to hunt for the missing Bedlam (last seen in JLA: WORLD WITHOUT GROWN- UPS). The catch? The villain is apparently hiding inside one of DC's super-heroes! Making stops in Metropolis, Gotham, New York, the JLA Watchtower, and more, GL soon realizes that the DEO agents haven't exactly told him the truth, a realization that may come too late to help him cope with the menace of Amazo 2000, a robot who has just had all the powers of all the heroes Kyle's been checking up on downloaded into his mainframe. Backup features explore other facets of the DCU, including ? for the first time ? the new skylines of both Gotham and Metropolis; a map of trouble spots; a look at DC's high-tech equipment with Blue Beetle; a look at some of the JLA's heaviest hitters courtesy of the Atom; a rundown of the aliens and robots that make our heroes' lives so interesting; a tour of the Garden of Heroes; profile pages on all the teams and "families" by artists associated with the characters; and the ultimate, last-word timeline. It's an incredible package, featuring contributions from such writers and artists as D. Curtis Johnson, Ben Raab, Eliot Brown, Jay Faerber, Scott Beatty, Jim Alexander, Phil Jimenez, Walter Simonson, Keith Champagne, Bryan Hitch, Adam Hughes, Dale Eaglesham, Tim Truman, Steve Sadowski and Michael Bair, Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker, Cully Hamner, Gus Vasquez, Matthew Clark, and more! FC, 96 PG." Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1
    Secret Origins (1961 One-Shot) 1
    • Cover coming loose from spine.
    • 3" cumulative spine split.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch, tear/spine split seals.
    • INCOMPLETE. Chunk missing from first page, interrupts art and story. 4" spine split from top.
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    • 1" Spine split from bottom of comic.

    Reprints: Adam Strange (from Showcase 17), Green Lantern (G.L. 1), Challengers of the Unknown (Showcase 6), J'onn J'onzz (Detective 225), Flash (Showcase 4), Green Arrow and Speedy (1 page text), Superman-Batman team (World's Finest 94), and Wonder Woman (W.W. 105). Pencils by Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, and others. Cover price $0.25.

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    Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (1999) 1

    Featuring Young Justice. Cover price $4.95.

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    Even More Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (2003) 1

    WRITTEN BY GARDNER FOX, EDMOND HAMILTON, JOHN BROOME AND BOB HANEY; ART BY JOE KUBERT, CURT SWAN, GEORGE KLEIN, CARMINE INFANTINO, JOE GIELLA, GIL KANE, MURPHY ANDERSON, LEE ELIAS; COVER BY VARIOUS, REFINISHED BY JERRY ORDWAY In stores June 4. The third collection of Secret Origins features Hawkman (from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34); the Jimmy Olsen/Robin team (WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #141); Kid Flash (FLASH #112); Green Lantern's oath (GREEN LANTERN [first series] #10); Eclipso (HOUSE OF SECRETS #61); and a Blackhawk text feature from BLACKHAWK #261! 80-Page Giant Format. For more information, see the feature article. SC, 7X10, 80PG, FC $6.95 Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1
    Secret Origins of Super Villains 80-Page Giant (1999) 1

    80 page giant. Written by Joe Kelly, Geoff Johns, David Goyer, Greg Rucka, and various; art by Jackson Guice, Phil Winslade, Rick Burchett, and various; cover by Dave Gibbons In stores October 20. The bad guys -- some new, some classic -- take center stage! Making their debuts: Superman's newest villainess, Encantadora (written by Joe Kelly with art by Jackson Guice), and Johnny Sorrow, a new threat with old ties to the JSA (written by Geoff Johns and David Goyer with art by Phil Winslade). Plus, Batman foe Echo sounds off against her enemies (written by Greg Rucka with art by Rick Burchett) and readers learn...how Sinestro first became a Green Lantern (written by Ron Marz with art by Scott Kolins and Jon Holdredge); what made Granny Goodness Apokolips' best headmistress (written by Walter Simonson with art by Jon Bogdanove and Bill Reinhold); and why Amazo continues to be an ongoing threat to the JLA and Hourman (written by Tom Peyer with art by Cully Hamner). Plus, Vandal Savage organizes Gorilla Grodd, Lady Vic, Cheshire, Siren and Red Panzer into Tartarus (written by Devin Grayson with art by Drew Johnson and Jose Marzan, Jr.), the group plaguing the Titans beginning this month. FC, 80 pg." Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Secret Origins TPB (1990 DC) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) #32 and 35-36, Secret Origins Annual #2, and Man of Steel (1986) # 6. Cover by Brian Bolland. Written by Dennis O'Neil, John Byrne, James Owsley, Mark Verheiden, Robert Loren Fleming, Gardner Fox, Keith Giffen, and Peter David. Art by Dick Giordano, John Byrne, M.D. Bright, Ken Stacy, Carmine Infantino, and Eric Shanower. Introduction by Mark Waid. Featuring the Secret Origins of the world's greatest super heroes - Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, and the Martian Manhunter! Softcover, full color. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Secret Origins TPB (1990 DC) 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. Collects Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) #32 and 35-36, Secret Origins Annual #2, and Man of Steel (1986) # 6. Cover by Brian Bolland. Written by Dennis O'Neil, John Byrne, James Owsley, Mark Verheiden, Robert Loren Fleming, Gardner Fox, Keith Giffen, and Peter David. Art by Dick Giordano, John Byrne, M.D. Bright, Ken Stacy, Carmine Infantino, and Eric Shanower. Introduction by Mark Waid. Featuring the Secret Origins of the world's greatest super heroes - Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, and the Martian Manhunter! Softcover, full color. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1
    Secret Files and Origins Guide to the DC Universe 2001-2002 (2002 DC) 1

    WRITTEN BY WILL PFEIFER, KELLEY PUCKETT, CHUCK KIM, DAN ABNETT, ANDY LANNING, AND VARIOUS; ART BY ANTHONY WILLIAMS, DAMION SCOTT, DARRYL BANKS, MIKE MCKONE, ARIEL OLIVETTI, TAN ENG HUAT, TOM GRUMMETT, PACO MEDINA, CLIFF CHIANG, AND VARIOUS; COVER BY OLIVETTI In stores December 26. A look back at the year's biggest DC Universe events, plus a preview of the shocks planned for the year to come! War with other planets, the "Jokerizing" of the populace, the arrival of an alien city in California...it's been a busy year for the DCU. Now witness the tumultuous events through the eyes of those who experienced it (written by Will Pfeifer with art by Anthony Williams & John Stanisci). Also featured: how "Our Worlds At War" sparks the year's biggest film (written by Chuck Kim with art by Darryl Banks); Lady Shiva's plans for her upcoming rematch with Batgirl (written by Kelley Puckett with art by Damion Scott); a look back at the year 3001 courtesy of the Legion of Super-Heroes (written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning with art by Mike McKone); and profiles of some of DC's newest characters and teams, including Orpheus, the Doom Patrol, the Power Company, the Suicide Squad, and more! FC, 48 PG. $4.95 Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    JLA Secret Origins GN (2002 DC Treasury) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Paul Dini. Painted art by Alex Ross. The Justice League is made up of the world's greatest heroes. Over the years, through feature movies, television programs, and various publications, these heroes have transcended the comic book genre to become pop cultural icons. JLA: SECRET ORIGINS is an amazing look back at how these characters originally gained their powers and abilities and became the legendary heroes that they now are. Featuring striking paintings by award-winning artist Alex Ross, this masterpiece contains the origins of some of DC's greatest heroes including Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Green Lantern and the Flash. Softcover, 10-in. x 13-in., 48 pages, full color. Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    JLA Secret Origins GN (2002 DC Treasury) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Written by Paul Dini. Painted art by Alex Ross. The Justice League is made up of the world's greatest heroes. Over the years, through feature movies, television programs, and various publications, these heroes have transcended the comic book genre to become pop cultural icons. JLA: SECRET ORIGINS is an amazing look back at how these characters originally gained their powers and abilities and became the legendary heroes that they now are. Featuring striking paintings by award-winning artist Alex Ross, this masterpiece contains the origins of some of DC's greatest heroes including Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Green Lantern and the Flash. Softcover, 10-in. x 13-in., 48 pages, full color. Cover price $7.95.

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    Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes TPB (1976) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Dennis O'Neil. Content information compled by Tyler Swagger. Cover by Neal Adams. Introduction by Carmine Infantino. Featuring the history and creation of DC characters herein featured. Origins included in this book: Superman: Action Comics #1 and Superman Metropolis Edition from 1973; Batman: Detective #33 and Batman #47; Flash: Flash #1 and howcase #4; Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #1 and #20; Green Lantern: All-American #16 and Showcase #22; Green Arrow: More Fun #89 and Adventure #256; Hawkman: Flash #1 and Brave & Bold #34; The Atom: All-American #19 and Showcase #34; Captain Marvel: Whiz #1; Plastic Man: Police #1. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 240 pages, full color. Cover price $6.95.

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    Secret Origins 1961 Replica Edition (1997) 1

    1st printing. Facsimile of the 1961 Secret Origins Annual. NOTE: 1st Print says "First Printing" on inside cover and has $6.95 Canadian price. Including the original house ads, this classic 80-page Giant is updated with a cover refinished by Jerry Ordway, and the addition of an introduction and full story credits on a gatefold, cardstock cover. Among the stories: "The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team" (WORLD'S FINEST #94); Adam Strange in "Secret of the Eternal City" (SHOWCASE #17); Green Lantern Hal Jordan in "The Planet of Doomed Men" (GREEN LANTERN #1); the original Challengers of the Unknown in "The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box" (SHOWCASE #6); a text piece on the origins of Green Arrow and Speedy; "The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman" (WONDER WOMAN #105); the Martian Manhunter in "The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel!" (DETECTIVE COMICS #225) and the origin of Flash Barry Allen in the classic "Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt" (SHOWCASE #4). FC, 80 PG.$4.95" Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    DC Universe Secret Origins TPB (2013) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Secret Origins (1961 One-Shot), MORE SECRET ORIGINS from Eighty Page Giant (1964) #8, Even More Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (2003) #1 and Weird Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (2004) #1. The classic Silver Age titles are collected in hardcover for the first time! Don't miss the origins of Wonder Woman, the Superman/Batman team, The Challengers of the Unknown, Martian Manhunter, the Justice League of America, Aquaman, The Flash, The Atom, Bizarro and more! Softcover, 320 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Secret Origins TPB (2015 DC Comics The New 52) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Secret Origins (2014) 3rd Series #1-4. Stories by Greg Pak, Kyle Higgins, Tony Bedard, Ray Fawkes, Jeff Parker, Scott Lobdell, Robert Venditti, Jeremy Haun, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jeff Lemire and Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Lee Weeks, Doug Mahnke, Paulo Siqueira, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Martin Coccolo, Trevor McCarthy, Tyler Kirkham, St├ęphane Roux, Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ian Bertram, Alvaro Martinez, Sandra Hope, Keith Champagne and Christian Alamy. Cover by Lee Bermejo. At last, the origins of The New 52's World's Greatest Heroes are revealed! Included here are the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Batwoman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow and many more! Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Justice League Secret Origins SC (2002 Bantam Books) Young Reader 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Michael Teitelbaum. Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. Green Lantern. Hawkgirl. The Flash. Martian Manhunter. They are the world's greatest super heroes, fighting endlessly to defend Earth. But some threats are too big for just one hero. When an alien invasion threatens our planet, they must join together as the Justice League. But can they fend off the unstoppable invading armada in time? Based on the hit TV series! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 168 pages, Text Only. Cover price $4.99.

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    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 1

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    Canadian edition. From the ashes of the epic Crisis on Infinite Earths arises a new DC Universe - a single, united world where the heroes and villains from the once-various earths now reside. To celebrate this historic event, and to chronicle the new dimensions of our heroes' lives, DC presents...Secret Origins. Secret Origins is exactly that - a revelation of the beginnings of DC greats! For the premiere of this unprecedented, ongoing series, writer/editor Roy Thomas teams up with renowned artists Wayne Boring and Jerry Ordway. The first issue features, appropriately enough, the original Superman. Boring returns to the Man of Steel from his early penciling days to link artistic forces with Ordway. If you've seen their Jor-El page in Who's Who #12, you know the combo is a winner! In Secret Origins, the odd-numbered issues retell the origins of DC's Golden Age heroes in chronological order (for example, #3 - Captain Marvel, #5 - Crimson Avenger), and the even-numbered issues retell the secrets behind the modern heroes, such as members of the Teen Titans, The Outsiders, etc. Cover of the premiere issue is by Boring and Ordway. Cover price $0.95.

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    2nd printing. NOTE: 2nd Print says "Second Printing" on inside cover and has $7.95 Canadian price. WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY VARIOUS; GATEFOLD CARDSTOCK COVER BY VARIOUS; REFINISHED BY JERRY ORDWAY. A new printing of one of DC's most popular replica editions. Including the original house ads, this classic 80-page Giant is updated with a cover refinished by Jerry Ordway, and the addition of an introduction and full story credits on a gatefold, cardstock cover. Among the stories: "The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team" (WORLD'S FINEST #94); Adam Strange in "Secret of the Eternal City" (SHOWCASE #17); Green Lantern Hal Jordan in "The Planet of Doomed Men" (GREEN LANTERN #1); the original Challengers of the Unknown in "The Secrets of the Sorceror's Box" (SHOWCASE #6); a text piece on the origins of Green Arrow and Speedy; "The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman" (WONDER WOMAN #105); the Martian Manhunter in "The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel!" (DETECTIVE COMICS #225) and the origin of Flash Barry Allen in the classic "Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt" (SHOWCASE #4). FC, 80 PG.$4.95" Cover price $4.95.

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    Secret Origins Featuring JLA TPB (1999 DC) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects JLA: Secret Files (1997) #1, Batman: Secret Files (1997) #1, Flash: Secret Files (1997) #1, Aquaman: Secret Files (1998) #1, Green Lantern: Secret Files (1998) #1, Wonder Woman: Secret Files (1998) #1, and Superman: Secret Files (1998) #1. SECRET ORIGINS FEATURING THE JLA presents an in-depth look at the events and circumstances that created some of the world's greatest heroes. Divulging intricate details and facts about how each of these characters gained their abilities or powers, this book reveals much about the personalities and attitudes of these superhuman champions. Included in this volume are the back histories of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter, and the Flash (Wally West). Softcover, 150 pages, full color. Cover price $14.95.

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    Amazing Spider-Man Secret Origins TPB (2012 Marvel) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15, Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) #6, #82, #90, and material from #8, and Spectacular Spider-Man (2003 2nd Series) #27. Written by Stan Lee, and Paul Jenkins. Art by Steve Ditko, John Romita, Sr., Gil Kane and Mark Buckingham. Just in time for the upcoming cinematic blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man comes this volume spotlighting the web-head's colorful cast of characters and introducing the film's principal players! Swing along with Spidey as he gains new and frightening powers; honors the memory of his beloved Uncle Ben; and tangles with the likes of the Lizard, Electro and Captain George Stacey - not to mention perennial thorn-in-the-side Flash Thompson! Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.

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    DC Universe Secret Origins HC (2012) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Collects Secret Origins (1961 One-Shot), MORE SECRET ORIGINS from Eighty Page Giant (1964) #8, Even More Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (2003) #1 and Weird Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (2004) #1. The classic Silver Age titles are collected in hardcover for the first time! Don't miss the origins of Wonder Woman, the Superman/Batman team, The Challengers of the Unknown, Martian Manhunter, the Justice League of America, Aquaman, The Flash, The Atom, Bizarro and more! Hardcover, 320 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.

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    Dinomania HC (2015 FB) The Lost Art of Winsor McCay, The Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York 1-1ST

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    1st printing. This recently discovered comic strip by cartooning pioneer Winsor McCay opens a surprising new window into McCay's life and work and showcases his exquisitely beautiful delineations (reproduced from the original art). Merkl explores the influences McCay brought to the strip- from Gertie the Dinosaur to the animation in 1933's King Kong - and the growth of New York City from the Holland Tunnel to the Empire State Building-and traces our love of dinosaurs and monster movies down through the decades. Hardcover, 304 pages, full color. Cover price $95.00.

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    Canadian edition with $2.85 cover price - It's "The Secret Origin of The Doom Patrol!" by Paul Kupperberg & John Byrne, a 30-page tale. Also: Paul Kupperberg & Steve Lightle discuss the new Doom Patrol series in an article by Joey Cavalieri. Plus: "The Secret Origin of Captain Comet" by Roy Thomas, Ron Harris & Bruce D. Patterson, a 20-page tale. Cover by Byrne (after Ed Hannigan). 48 pages, FC. Cover price $2.85.

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    Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes HC (1976 Harmony Books) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Dennis O'Neil. Content information compiled by Tyler Swagger. Cover by Neal Adams. Introduction by Carmine Infantino. Featuring the history and creation of DC characters herein featured. Origins included in this book: Superman: Action Comics #1 and Superman Metropolis Edition from 1973; Batman: Detective #33 and Batman #47; Flash: Flash #1 and howcase #4; Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #1 and #20; Green Lantern: All-American #16 and Showcase #22; Green Arrow: More Fun #89 and Adventure #256; Hawkman: Flash #1 and Brave & Bold #34; The Atom: All-American #19 and Showcase #34; Captain Marvel: Whiz #1; Plastic Man: Police #1. Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 240 pages, full color. Cover price $10.95.