I absolutely love covers like this, where all the heroes look happy and are hanging out together--I mean, what kid wouldn't want have been in the JLA, hanging out with this fun bunch of folks?
Yet another digest-sized edition of DC Special Series; why a bunch of origin stories couldn't wait to be done in one of the regular digest titles is anyone's guess.
The super-secret origin stories in this issue include:
"The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman" by Cary Burkett, Jose Delbo, and Vince Colletta
"The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team" by Edmond Hamilton, Dick Sprang, and Stan Kaye
"The Mystery of the Elongated Man" by John Broome, Carmine Infantino, and Joe Giella
"How Aquaman Got His Powers" by Robert Bernstein and the great Ramona Fradon
"Brotherly Hate" (the origin of Lightning Lad, Lass, and Lord!) by E.Nelson Bridwell and George Tuska
Hawkman and Hawkgirl in "The Masked Marauders of Earth" by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert
"The Origin of Robin" by E.Nelson Bridwell, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito
"The Supergirl from Krypton" by Otto Binder and Al Plastino
All in all, a nice collection of origin tales, pulled from a wide cross-section of DC's rich publishing history. And as I said above, Dick Giordano's cover is tops.