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"The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We Thought Him Up!": The National Bureau of Origins has been assigned to learn the secret origin of Ambush Bug and sends some of their agents out to learn of the Bug's true origins, threatening Cheeks' safety to ensure co-operation. Ambush Bug tries to feed them

Secret Origins (Volume 2) #48 is an issue of the series Secret Origins (Volume 2) with a cover date of April, 1990.

Synopsis for "The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We Thought Him Up!"

The National Bureau of Origins has been assigned to learn the secret origin of Ambush Bug and sends some of their agents out to learn of the Bug's true origins, threatening Cheeks' safety to ensure co-operation. Ambush Bug tries to feed them the typical costume-from-outer-space-bitten-by-a-radioactive-spider origin from previous Ambush Bug stories, but they don't buy it.

In order to try and get Cheeks back, Ambush Bug tries to appeal to Lord Order and finds himself turned into a burned pile of flesh and bones. What follows are a series of completely false origin stories: How Ambush Bug saved his classroom from dinosaurs, to a futuristic city origin, to a origin similar to that of Batman -- the whole time Ambush Bug is nothing more than a pile of burnt flesh and bones. His soul arriving in heaven, Ambush Bug learns that Cheeks is not there and is summarily booted out.

Without a true origin story, Ambush Bug attempts to be put in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rip-off, however this fails as well and Ambush Bug is put back in his jail cell. As it turns out the head of the N.B.O. is Cheeks himself.

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Synopsis for "Stanley and His Monster"

The Beast With No Name is banished by Lucifer to Earth for being "contaminated by goodness," where he befriends the young Stanley Dover and is allowed to live in his house by his parents (who assume the monster Stanley describes in an imaginary pet.)

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Synopsis for "The Birth of Rex the Wonder Dog"


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Synopsis for "The Trigger Twins"


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  • Linda (Wayne's wife)
  • The Trigger Twins' mother and father

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  • Confederate States Army
  • Groton Gang
    • Big Bill Groton (Dies)
    • Abe Latham (Dies)
    • Dink Latham (Dies)
    • Gunner Niles (Dies)
    • Mexican Luke Dagle (Dies)
    • Mose Greiss (Dies)
    • O'Brien (Dies)
    • Pegs the Swede (Dies)
    • Stinky Porker (Dies)
    • Torp Jensen (Dies)

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Notes

  • Batman and Robin from the 1966 TV series appear on the cover, but on no internal page. There is a warning of this on the cover.
  • "The Secret Origin of Ambush Bug: We thought Him Up!" was reprinted in Showcase Presents: Ambush Bug.

Trivia

  • Mark Waid had been the editor of Secret Origins, but the origin of Ambush Bug that he approved so incensed DC's legal department that Waid was fired from DC. Michael Eury replaced him as editor, and had Giffen and Fleming rewrite the story.[1]


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Links and References

  1. Back Issue magazine, # 98 (August 2017), p. 18.
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