"Secret of the Sinister Sorcerers": When all man-made machines on Earth stop working, the Justice League of America band together to try and figure out the cause of this latest crisis and soon learn that magic has become the dominant force in their u
Appearing in "Secret of the Sinister Sorcerers"
- Justice League of America
- Simon Magus, the Evil Magician (First appearance)
- Saturna, the Lord of Misrule (Single appearance)
- Troll King (Single appearance)
- Rhode Island
- Crystal Ball of Merlin
- Green Lantern Ring
- Lasso of Truth
- Merlin's Magic Wand
- Justice League Signal Device
- Bracelets of Submission
- Wonder Woman's Tiara
- Utility Belt
Synopsis for "Secret of the Sinister Sorcerers"
When all man-made machines on Earth stop working, the Justice League of America band together to try and figure out the cause of this latest crisis and soon learn that magic has become the dominant force in their universe. Meanwhile in the other worldly dimension known as Magic-Land, evil magicians Simon Magus, Saturna, and the Troll King have used their combined magic to transport items of science to that realm to try and over throw it's ruler and his great magician Merlin.
While back in the Earth dimension, the JLA realize that magic spells now work, and so they get a number of books on sorcery to summon Merlin to aid them. When they realize what has happened, Merlin uses his now restored magical powers to transport the Justice League members to the realm of Magic while Snapper Carr and Merlin stay behind on Earth.
The Justice League pair off into groups to stop Magus and his two cohorts, using their super powers and cunning to get past all their traps and easily destroy whichever scientific device they are using as defense. Afterwards, they capture Magus and demand that he return to their world and restore everything to normal. However, before traveling through the gate between worlds it appears that they have to contend with a giant. Before the battle begins the giant reveals itself as Snapper Carr. Apparently as the JLA was capturing the rio of magicians, Snapper experimented with some of Merlin's Magic and transformed himself into a giant. Luckily, Merlin's magic is restored, and he transforms Snapper back to his original form. Merlin returns to Magic Land, and thte JLA returns to Earth with the sorcerers' spells reversed.
- This issue is reprinted in Justice League of America (Volume 1) #48, and Justice League of America Archives, Volume 1.
- It is uncertain whether the Merlin that appears in this issue is the same sorcerer that fathered the demon, Etrigan, and served under Arthur Pendragon in Camelot.
- It is implied that Wonder Woman's powers have failed with the rest of the JLA but her powers are based on magic as she is effectively a clay golem. Why she would lose her powers is never explained.
- First appearance of Jimmy Carr, Snapper's brother. It is established later in the Hourman series, that Snapper also has a brother nick-named "Spitter". Whether Jimmy and Spitter are the same person or two different siblings has yet to be revealed. Jimmy Carr appears next in Justice League of America (Volume 1) #114.
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