I suppose I must just be a natural sticky beak, determined to find out about the past of people who don't even exist.
That in mind, here's a quick look at the covers of the issues of Secret Origins that I once possessed.
I seem to remember that this issue revealed that Wonder Woman started out as a statue who'd been brought to life by her mother. Clearly this was an attempt to get round the obvious question of how an island populated entirely by women manages to produce offspring.
As for the rest of the tale, I'm sure there was plenty of bondage action going on.
I don't have a clue if there was much bondage in Wildcat's origin. This was my only childhood encounter with him and the truth is I remember little of this tale, though I do remember being impressed by his motorbike.
I've always remembered this one very well. How could I not? It's the origin of the Spectre. If a thing like that wouldn't stick in the mind, then what would?
And you can read my review of this issue, right here.
Hooray! It's the origin of the Legion of Super-heroes.
Yet again, I remember very little of their origin but I do remember liking it.
On the other hand, not only do I not remember anything about the origin of Blackhawk, I don't even remember who he was.
I do remember Robin's origin from this tale.
If I recall correctly, he was a circus performer whose parents were killed by a somewhat annoying gangster based on Edward G Robinson.
Needless to say, that was all the cue Batman needed to dress him in a weird outfit and put him in massive danger at every possible opportunity, with not a word of complaint from the social services.
Aquaman's origin completely escapes my memory. I'm assuming it bore some resemblance to the Sub-Mariner's but I could be wrong in that assumption.