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After Crisis on Infinite Earths, the backgrounds of many characters were changed, some subtly, others blatantly. This made it a good idea to have a title that explained the new secret origins of DC's characters. This series was entitled "Secret Origins."

The Creeper story was not one of Giffen's better art jobs, so let's concentrate on the Alan Scott Green Lantern tale. Seven pages of 22, and an ad.

We open with the Starheart narrating, explaining how the Guardians of the Universe tried to lock all the magical energy of the cosmos in the heart of a star. (In the pre-Crisis version, they dumped it in the Earth-Two universe instead.) This worked as well as we've come to expect from the Guardians, and a piece escaped to land on Earth.

Alan makes a ring from part of the lantern, and flies off to seek Dekker. Dekker is gloating to his henchmen when Alan comes in through the wall like a ghost. He's immune to bullets, but a wooden object stuns him. It's not enough to put him completely out, and Alan and Dekker are soon the only two standing in the room.

Alan takes Dekker on an aerial tour of the Grand Canyon.

The remainder of the story is a retelling of All-American Comics #18, in which GL fights a kidnapper who's holed up at the World's Fair.

And now, cookies!

Next time: Steve Gerber!

Your thoughts and comments?

Date: 2012-12-27 04:54 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Man I miss striped Chips Ahoy. They were a chocogasm.

Date: 2012-12-27 05:54 am (UTC)
qalchemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] qalchemist
I have no comment about the comic itself...

...but man, I worshipped Striped Chips Ahoy like a deity.

Date: 2012-12-27 07:01 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: John Byrne art of Destiny and Mystique, caption "Destined" (destiny mystique)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I remember finding this comic in a second-hand bookshop when I was about 12 (so it must have been pretty new) and buying it for 5c! It's still the only comic I own with the Creeper. Also, I was super-jealous of Americans who had wonderful things like Chips Ahoy!

Date: 2012-12-28 02:22 am (UTC)
sindra: (draculax)
From: [personal profile] sindra
Wait. You're telling me Chips Ahoy came striped at one point?! And I missed it?!! And they discontinued?!!!!


Date: 2012-12-28 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Because you touch yourself in no no places, that's why!

Date: 2012-12-28 04:12 am (UTC)
werehawk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] werehawk
Too many comments on the cookies for me....

Anyone know who the 'three adventurers' in the 30s are? Seems like they should be representing some heroes of the time, but I have little familiarity with the pulps.

Date: 2012-12-29 12:41 am (UTC)
werehawk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] werehawk
Amazing. I actually have had this comic since 1987 and it never dawned on me.

Date: 2012-12-28 04:01 pm (UTC)
cypherfdp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
"Then, as is ancient tradition, white people found it and took it home with them."


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