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

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

    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.

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

    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. The intertwining lives of Daniel Garrett and Ted Kord, and how each came to inherit the mantle of the Blue Beetle, is explored in "Echoes of Future Past!" Script by Len Wein, art by Gil Kane. Cover by Kane & Villagran. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #3
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 3

    Canadian edition. Holy Moley! It's the tale of how Billy Batson became Captain Marvel, featuring his first run-in with Doctor Sivana! Based on the classic story by Bill Parker & C.C. Beck published in Whiz Comics (1940) #1. Adaptation/script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Jerry Bingham, inks by Steve Mitchell. Cover by Bingham. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #4
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 4

    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Two men, one hero! Delve into the explosive past that created Firestorm, the Nuclear Man. Written by Gerry Conway, penciled by George Tuska, inked by Pablo Marcos. Cover by Al Milgrom, co-creator of Firestorm! Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #5
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 5

    Canadian edition with $.95 cover price. Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Mike Gustovich. The Crimson Avenger, script by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Mike Gustovich; in 1938, Newspaper publisher Lee Travis attends a Halloween party and foils robbers who dressed as aliens to take advantage of civilian panic during the broadcast of the Orson Welles radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #6
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 6

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Now 2 big origins every issue! First up it's the origin of the Golden Age Batman in a 23-page tale. Script by Roy Thomas, art by Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin. Plus: Halo explains to Looker the origins of Violet Harper and the Aurakles in the 22-page "Fallen Angel." Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Dick Giordano. Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #7
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 7

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. A look at the secret origin of Green Lantern Guy Gardner, guest-starring Hal Jordan, wherein the reason for Guy's 'damaged' psyche is revealed. Script by Steve Englehart, art by Ernie Colon & Rodin Rodriguez. 18-page tale. Plus: The actions of the Phantom of the Fair and the Crimson Avenger spur the 'creation' of the Golden Age Sandman, whose origin is revealed in this 22-page tale. Script by Roy Thomas, co-plot by Dann Thomas, art by Mike Bair & Steve Montano. Cover by Brian Bolland. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #8
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 8

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Shadow Lass' career before the Legion is revealed in a story by Paul Levitz and Tom Mandrake. Plus: The lowdown on Doll Man by Roy Thomas and Murphy Anderson. Cover by Steve Lightle. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #9
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 9

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Double the size, double the secrets! First up, find out why he became the Star-Spangled Kid...and why from now on you better call him Skyman! Story by Roy Thomas, art by Tom Grindberg and Mike Gustovich. Thomas also provides the secret behind the Golden Age Flash, with art by George Tuska and Jerry Acerno. Cover by Grindberg and Pablo Marcos. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #10
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 10

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. 4 mysterious origins for the Phantom Stranger! The Stranger recounts his encounter with Jesus in "Tarry Till I Come Again." Script by Mike W. Barr, art by Jim Aparo. Next up, we bear witness to the Stranger's defiance of a cruel angel in "...and men shall call him Stranger." Script by Paul Levitz, art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Then, the Stranger tries to protect the architecture of existence itself in "Revelations." Script by Dan Mishkin, art by Ernie Colon & Pablo Marcos. And last but not least, the ramifications of the Stranger's encounter with Satan are seen in "Footsteps." Script by Alan Moore, art by Joe Orlando. Cover by Aparo. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #11
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 11

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover art by Jerry Ordway. Ancient Histories starring Power Girl, script by Paul Kupperberg, art by Mary Wilshire; this is the "Post Crisis" origin, where Power Girl is shown to be descended from Arion of Atlantis. The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Hawkman, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Luke McDonnell, inks by Tony DeZuniga; taken primarily from the story in Flash Comics #1 (1940). 52 pgs. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #12
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 12

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover pencils by Paris Cullins, inks by Karl Kesel. The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Fury, script by Roy Thomas and Dann Thomas, art by Tom Grindberg; at the underground altar of Erebus in Greece, Lyta Trevor encounters the three Furies who tell her about her about her unknown mother, Helena Kosmatos, who was granted powers of vengeance. Challengers of the Unknown, script by Mark Evanier, pencils by Chuck Patton, inks by Bob Oksner; the Challengers wait in the Green Room of TV's "Real Incredible People,", killing time retelling their origin to June. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #13
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    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. While on the planet Okaara, Nightwing recounts his origin to Jericho in "The Secret Origin of Nightwing." Story takes place during the events depicted in New Teen Titans (1984 2nd Series) #15-18. Script by Dan Mishkin, art by Erik Larsen & Mike DeCarlo. Plus: "The Secret Origin of the Whip" by Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas & Mike Gustovich and "The Secret Origin of Johnny Thunder" by Roy Thomas, Mike Clark & Dave Hunt. 38 pages of stories. Cover by Pat Broderick. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #14
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 14

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover pencils by Luke McDonnell, inks by Dave Hunt. The Secret Origin of the Suicide Squad, script by John Ostrander, pencils by Luke McDonnell, inks by Dave Hunt; a look at the history of the Suicide Squad and Task Force X. 52 pgs. Legends chapter 22. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #15
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 15

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dick Giordano. Death Like a Crown starring Deadman, script by Andy Helfer, pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Dick Giordano; ties into the Deadman 4-issue mini-series (1987). The Secret Origin of the Spectre starring the Spectre, script by Roy Thomas and Michael T. Gilbert, art by Michael T. Gilbert; adapted from the stories in More Fun 52-54. 52 pgs. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #16
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 16

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Exiles starring Warlord, script by Mike Fleisher, art by Adam Kubert; sword and sorcery action. 'Mazing Man one-page story, script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Stephen DeStefano, inks by Karl Kesel. The Secret Origin of the Golden Age Hourman, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Mike Bair, inks by Mike Gustovich; ties in with Infinity Inc. #40. 52 pgs. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #17
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 17

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover art by Kevin Nowlan. The Secret Origin of Adam Strange, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Tony deZuniga; recap of Showcase #17. The Secret Origin of Dr Occult, script by Roy Thomas and E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Howard Simpson, inks by Bob Lewis; recap of the original adventures, brought up-to-date. 52 pgs. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #18
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 18

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz. Before and After Science starring The Creeper, script by Andy Helfer, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Rick Bryant; this origin, although based on the original Showcase tale, stresses that the Creeper is not quite sane. The Tale of the Green Lantern starring Alan Scott, script by Roy Thomas, art by George Freeman; this is based on the stories in the early All American Comics, but does include the continuity of the Guardians, and their creation of the Starheart as shown in Green Lantern circa 115. 52 pgs. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #19
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 19

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover pencils by Murphy Anderson and Jack Kirby, inks by Murphy Anderson. The Coming of Uncle Sam, script by Len Wein, art by Murphy Anderson; based on the stories in National 1 & 5, and US #1. The Secret Origin of Guardian and the Newsboy Legion, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Arvell Jones, inks by Greg Theakston; based on the story in Star Spangled #7 and All Star Squadron Annual #1. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #20
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 20

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Bob Wiacek. Flawed Gems, script by Barbara Randall, pencils by Rick Leonardi, inks by Dick Giordano; a new, post-Crisis origin of Batgirl. The Secret Origin of Dr Mid-Nite, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Mike Clark, inks by Jerry Acerno. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #21
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 21

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    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Requiem For A Gunfighter starring Jonah Hex, script by Mike Fleisher, art by Gray Morrow. The Secret Origin of The Black Condor, script by Roy Thomas, art by Murphy Anderson; adapted from Crack Comics #1, 11. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #22
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 22

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover art by Walter Simonson. No Man Escapes The Manhunters, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Howard Simpson, inks by Bob Downs, Howard Simpson, and Damon Willis; a tie-in to Millenium, Week 2; it ties in all the characters who've been called Manhunter into the Millenium continuity, and it outlines the origins of the cult right up until the Millenium story-line. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #23
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 23

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Steve Bissette. The Secret Origin of the Guardians of the Universe, script by Todd Klein, pencils by Jon Peterson, inks by Al Vey; with the New Guardians, this is a Millenium week 6 tie-in, and there are flashbacks to Crisis On Infinite Earths. Shine On You Crazy Diamond starring Floronic Man, script by Rick Veitch, art by Brett Ewins. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #24
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 24

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover pencils by K. S. Wilson, inks by Sam de la Rosa. The All-True, Previously Recorded, Publicly Known, Heretofore Fully Revealed Secret Origin of the Blue Devil, script by Gary Cohn and Dan Mishkin, art by Ty Templeton; Cain shows some kids the true story of the Blue Devil by drawing the dream images from Dan Cassidy and showing them on their TV instead of the video of the Blue Devil movie they were going to watch. The Secret Origin of Dr. Fate, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Michael Bair, inks by Bob Downs; tells the history of the creation of Dr. Fate and his first few meetings with Wotan and Inza Cramer. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #25
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    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Murphy Anderson. The Dreams of Youth starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Rick Stasi, inks by Dick Giordano; a 30th anniversary tribute. Atom story starring Al Pratt, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Mike Clark, inks by Bob Downs; based on stories by Ben Flinton and Bill O'Connor appearing in All American Comics #19-20 (1940). Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #26
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 26

    Canadian edition with $1.75 cover price. Black Lightning's origin tale is by Tony Isabella (creator of the character) & Greg Brooks, while the origin of Miss America is by Roy & Dann Thomas & Grant Miehm. Note: more on the aftermath of Miss America's origin is found in Young All Stars (1987) #12. Cover by Kevin Nowlan. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #27
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 27

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    Canadian edition with $2.00 cover price. Cover pencils by Tom Artis, inks by Doug Hazlewood. A Symphony of Shadows - First Movement: Once Upon a Time... starring Zatara and Zatanna, script by Randy Lofficier (original co-plotter) [as Ehrich Weiss], Jean-Marc Lofficier (original co-plotter) [as Ehrich Weiss], and Robert Fleming (revised plot & dialogue), pencils by Tom Artis, inks by P. Craig Russell; story includes material on the background of Felix Faust and Dr. Mist of the Global Guardians; sccording to the story, Nommo (Dr. Mist) has created the entire line of DC magicians. Second Movement: The Length of His Sleep starring Zatara and Zatanna, script by Robert Fleming and Roy Thomas, pencils by Grant Miehm, inks by Fred Fredericks. Third Movement: The Coming of Zatanna starring Zatara and Zatanna, script by Randy Lofficier (original co-plotter) [as Ehrich Weiss], Jean-Marc Lofficier (original co-plotter) [as Ehrich Weiss], and Robert Fleming (revised plot & dialogue), pencils by Tom Artis, inks by P. Craig Russell. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #28
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 28

    Canadian edition with $2.00 cover price. Nightshade's mother was a princess from another dimension, imparting to her great powers...then her family was torn apart and she fled to Earth. The origin of the Suicide Squad's Nightshade is written by Robert Greenberger, with art by Rob Liefeld and Bob Lewis. Also, meet the masked crime-fighter called Midnight, who deals with criminals with his fists, in a story by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. Cover by Jim Valentino and Keith Wilson. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #29
    Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Canadian Edition 29

    Canadian edition with $2.00 cover price. His days leading the Mord'laihans are drawing to a close. Now, learn the secret origin of Ray Palmer, the Atom, and prepare yourself for the series POWER OF THE ATOM. Written by Roger Stern, pencilled by Dwayne Turner and inked by Keith Wilson. Also, from the days of World War II, the secret origin of Mr. America by Roy Thomas, with art by Mike Harris. Plus, a brief look at one of the Golden Age's first, and funniest, heroes...the original Red Tornado, written and drawn by Sheldon Mayer. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #30
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    Canadian edition with $2.00 cover price. We may be stretching it a bit thin with this month's line-up...first up is the secret origin of the Elongated Man, by Gerard Jones, Ty Templeton and Grant Miehm. Then we bounce into the story behind the first stretchable hero, Plastic Man, written by Roy Thomas, pencilled by Stephen DeStefano and inked by Paul Fricke. Cover by Templeton. Cover price $2.00.