(February-March 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer; Julius Schwartz (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Black Canary guest stars with Johnny Thunder. The Junior Justice Society of America ad in this issue is repeated from the one in All-Stars #37-38. The JJSA message is in the Wonder Woman code.

All-Star #39 will be re-capped amid a sequel in Infinity, Inc. #50 (May, 1988), with Quality Comics' Miss America replacing Wonder Woman in the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths DC Universe.

All credits verified, and synopses & notes added by Craig Delich.


[Invasion from Fairyland] (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irwin Hasen; Joe Kubert (Hawkman's head)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen; Joe Kubert (Hawkman's head)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick] (head only); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (head only); The Atom [Al Pratt] (head only); Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider] (head only); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (head only); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (head only); Johnny Thunder (head only)]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake] (head only); Sally Barnes; The Lorelei; Man Unicorn; the Witch; Rumpelstiltskin; Gallifron
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Indexer Notes

This is Johnny Thunder's last Golden Age appearance as a member of the JSA.

The Invasion from Fairyland! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (splash also)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen (splash also)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Sally Barnes (stenographer); Mary (Sally's friend, turned into a Blue-Bottle Fly); Jessica (Sally's cat); Mr. Murgatroyd (Sally's boss); Mrs. Doober (Sally's landlady); U.S. Senator Bentley (Sally's defense attorney); un-named prosecuting attorney; un-named judge; Rapunzel (introduction); The Wise Woman (introduction); The Lorelei (villain, introduction); The Slicer (villain, introduction); Rumpelstiltskin (villain, introduction); Gallifron (villain, a two-headed ogre, introduction); Man Unicorn (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Sally Barnes dreams that she has been given the "Voice of the Lorelei" and her wishes comes true. Labeled a witch, she is tried and convicted, and is sentenced to death. Sally's attorney calls in the JSA and they question her (a prisoner named Slicer overhears), and she tells of a dream in which a dwarf gives her this "voice". Convinced of her innocence, the JSA asks the judge for 24 hours to prove her innocence.

The JSA discovers the entrance to Fairyland, as does Slicer, meets Rapunzel, battles an ogre, and then is turned to stone by The Lorelei, but a Wise Woman breaks the spell.
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Keywords:
City Press; Daily Bugle; Fairyland; Gotham City; Gotham City Daily Post; Gotham Gazette; Voice of the Lorelei

Indexer Notes

The premise of the story is that, once every 1000 years, the Earth and Fairyland (a world in another dimension) coincide, allowing passage from one world to the other. But it lasts only for a 24-hour period and anyone not back into their proper world when the worlds part are destroyed (if Fairyland inhabitants are in the Earth realm) or trapped forever under the spell of the Lorelei (if Earth inhabitants are in the Fairyland realm).

The Invasion from Fairyland! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Rapunzel; Hansel (introduction); Gretel (introduction); Hansel and Gretel's un-named playmates (introduction); The Good Fairy (introduction); The Slicer (villain); The Lorelei (villain); Man Unicorn (villain); Gallifron (villain, ogre); three Mastiffs (villains, dogs, introduction); Galligantus (villain, a dragon, introduction)
Synopsis:
The JSA realizes that Sally has been given the "Voice of the Lorelei," and that they must capture the Lorelei herself and make her confess so that Sally is saved from electrocution. Wonder Woman and Dr. Mid-Nite save Hansel and Gretel, battle an ogre, and seek the Cap of Knowledge.

Wonder Woman, Black Canary and Dr. Mid-Nite gain the Cap of Knowledge from the Magic Well in the City of Witches, learning the Lorelei and Slicer are in the Dark Castle, and have set a trap for the JSA with a magical doe and a bucket of water, if touched, will turn the JSA into toads!
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Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; Cap of Knowledge; City of Witches; Dark Castle; Fairyland; Magical Shoes of Swiftness; Power Ring; The Tinder Box; Voice of the Lorelei

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archive.

The Invasion from Fairyland (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Cinderella (introduction); Prince Charming (introduction); The Tin Soldier (introduction); King Grizzly Beard (introduction); The Good Fairy; The Lorelei (villain); The Slicer (villain); Gallifron (villain); Galligantus (villain); Rumpelstiltskin (villain, death); magical doe (villain)
Synopsis:
Johnny secures the Wishing Ring and saves GL and Hawkman from a dragon, then restores the Good Fairy, who tells them to go to the Dark Castle where they will find their friends. They enter the castle, discover the magic bucket/doe trap Lorelei has set for them. Gl uses his ring to avoid the trap and restore Cinderella and others to their former selves, then face the Lorelei and Slicer. Lorelei uses her magic wand to switch body parts of the three JSA'ers, but Wonder Woman snatches the wand and Lorelei touches the bucket and changes into a toad. Then she changes five JSA'ers into animals.
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Keywords:
Dark Castle; Fairyland; Power Ring; Wishing Ring

Cinderella (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Osgood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cinderella

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

The Invasion from Fairyland! (Part 4) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Johnny Thunder; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Rapunzel; The Wise Woman [also as the Lorelei]; Sally Barnes (cameo); The Lorelei (villain, death); The Slicer (villain, turned into a dog); Rumpelstiltskin (villain, death); The Witch (villain, death); Gallifron (villain, death)
Synopsis:
GL uses his Power Ring to restore all the JSA into their normal selves, then Wonder Woman recounts how the portal from Fairyland to the Earth was accomplished and how Sally had gotten the Voice of the Lorelei.

The JSA returns to Earth in time to witness the evil of the Lorelei attack Gotham City while Lorelei obtains the Philosopher's Stone. Slicer turns on her, wanting it, and she turns him into a dog. The JSA captures Lorelei and her minions just as the Earth and Fairyland part for the next 1000 years, and the evil ones perish. Sally is then saved from electrocution.
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Keywords:
Cap of Knowledge; Fairyland; Gotham City; Philosopher's Stone; Power Ring; Voice of the Lorelei

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Orville / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Orville

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Invasion from Fairyland]
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Invasion from Fairyland! (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Invasion from Fairyland! (Part 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Little Pete
  5. 4. The Invasion from Fairyland (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. Cinderella
  7. 6. The Invasion from Fairyland! (Part 4)
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Little Orville
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Jan Roar Hansen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll