WARNING! SPOILERS UP THE WAZOO! IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?Title:
Truth is StrangerRelease Date:
December 2000Writer: Mark WaidPencillers: Bryan Hitch
and J. H. Williams IIIInkers: Paul Neary
and Mick GrayJLA Members: Superman
, Wonder Woman
, the Martian Manhunter
, the Flash
, Green Lantern
, and Plastic Man
.Guest Stars: Batman
and Queen Hippolyta
.Bad Guys: The Queen of Fables
.So what happens?
Thanks to an enchantment
by the evil Queen of Fables, Wonder Woman is asleep in a glass coffin
, but Green Lantern and the Flash quickly realize that a kiss
from a handsome prince
will awaken the beautiful princess
--since Aquaman is the king
, he gets nominated for the job and retrieves Wonder Woman from Sleepyland. After that, the JLA zips over to the wicked witch
's house and stops her from cooking Martian Manhunter and Plastic Man.
Unfortunately, the JLA still has no idea who the Queen really is and how to stop her, but Batman shows up, lugging the old book of fairy tale
s that started the whole mess. When the Leaguers give him grief about getting kicked out of the Justice League and demand to know what he's learned, Bats opens the book
, which immediately sucks the JLA inside!
Meanwhile, the Queen is still tearing stuff up. She wrecks Wonder Woman's home at Paradise Island
, then heads to Washington, DC
to build herself a castle
Elsewhere, the Leaguers find themselves inside a storybook
world, wearing goofy medieval
costumes. They meet a Huntsman
there, who fills them in on the backstory: Once upon a time
, the Queen ruled over a vast empire, but her cruelty
prompted a group of sorceror
s to banish her to a far-off land--Earth. Using her magic
to terrorize and torture people all over Europe
, the Queen was the basis for all the major fairy tales. After marrying a king, she became jealous
of her stepdaughter and gave the Huntsman orders to kill her in the woods. Of course, he let her go free, and the princess married a handsome prince. When the Queen learned that the princess was still alive, she started a war
that killed thousands. Desperate to undo the horror
s brought about by the Queen, the princess used an enchanted storybook to turn all that had happened into pure fiction
--it had never happened, and none of them had ever existed, except in stories. However, the Queen's time in the storybook had given her the power to tap the power in all fictional
stories, making her even more powerful outside the book. But as the Leaguers return to the Real World (still wearing their medieval armor
), they know that the storybook is the key to defeating the Queen.
And then they get attacked by swarms of horrid winged faeries
. Another cliffhanger...Cool Quotes!
Green Lantern, improbably trying to get out of kiss
ing Wonder Woman: "Yeah! Lay it on her, man! Pucker
Flash: "Me? You!"
Green Lantern: "Me? I'm...No! Not--I mean--Dude, she's an Amazon
! Princess! THE Amazon Princess!"
Flash: "Kyle, I'm not worthy
either, okay? But we've got to do something! Pretend she's just a regular
girl and stop acting like a schoolkid
Green Lantern: "You stop."
Flash: "You go."
Aquaman: "You both knock it off
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