(February-March 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1947-12-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor); Julius Schwartz (editor, uncredited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of December 24 in ad in All-American Comics #94.

This is Johnny Thunder's last Golden Age appearance as a member of the JSA. Black Canary guest stars with him.

Story will be recapped 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.

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
Jack Adler ?
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
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Invasion from Fairyland! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

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); unnamed prosecuting attorney; unnamed 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.
Reprints
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).

"Chick" Davies (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

To All Junior Justice Society Members! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Invasion from Fairyland! Part 2] (Table of Contents: 6)

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 unnamed 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!
Reprints
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: 7)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll take this book home, Miss Hunt!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Pete

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archive.

Mickey Marvel (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Leave It to Binky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Invasion from Fairyland Part 3] (Table of Contents: 11)

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 JSAers, but Wonder Woman snatches the wand and Lorelei touches the bucket and changes into a toad. Then she changes five JSAers into animals.
Reprints
Keywords
Dark Castle; Fairyland; Power Ring; Wishing Ring

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Cinderella (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome (credited as John Osgood)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cinderella

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Invasion from Fairyland! Part 4] (Table of Contents: 15)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Cap of Knowledge; Fairyland; Gotham City; Philosopher's Stone; Power Ring; Voice of the Lorelei

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Orville / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Orville!" "Hi!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Orville

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Change a Tire at Night (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Invasion from Fairyland
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Invasion from Fairyland! [Part 1]
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. "Chick" Davies
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. To All Junior Justice Society Members!
  7. 6. [The Invasion from Fairyland! Part 2]
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. ["I'll take this book home, Miss Hunt!"]
    Little Pete
  9. 8. Mickey Marvel
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Leave It to Binky
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [The Invasion from Fairyland Part 3]
    The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. ["Boys and girls! --- The Junior Justice Society of America is back in operation!!"]
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  14. 13. Cinderella
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  16. 15. [The Invasion from Fairyland! Part 4]
    The Justice Society of America
  17. 16. ["Hi, Orville!" "Hi!"]
    Little Orville
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  20. 19. How to Change a Tire at Night
    Eveready
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