JLA – 49


JLA – 49

General Info

Issue No:
49
On Sale Date:
November 2000
Cover Date:
January 2001
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
The Queen of Fables Part Three - Unhappily Ever After

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary
Writer:
Mark Waid
Penciller:
Bryan Hitch, Javier Saltares
Inker:
Paul Neary, Chris Ivy
Letterer:
Ken Lopez
Colourist:
Laura Martin
Editor:
Dan Raspler
Tony Bedard (Associate)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Flash (Wally West), Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brien), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
Queen of Fables
Olympians:
NA
Amazons:
NA
Other:
Ladon, Sphinx
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This three part story features Wonder Woman.

Synopsis

The stuff of nightmares comes to life across America, as fiction, including its horrors and killers, becomes reality. The JLA battle against the Queen of Fables’ creatures in New York until J’onn spots the Queen’s current location. He, Wonder Woman, Superman, Plastic Man and Aquaman take the fight directly to her…in Wonder Woman’s wonder dome, re-positioned as a castle in the sky. Meanwhile, Green Lantern continues to rescue civilians in New York and Flash runs away with the Queen of Fables’ book, which he must keep out of her goblins’ hands.

Wonder Woman plans to confront the queen of fabrications with the cold, hard truth, via her lasso, but no sooner does she arrive in the Dome than the Queen’s huntsman snaps it easily. Her colleagues are then confronted by their own cultures’ nightmarish fictions. Wonder Woman calls the Flash to help them, as she subjects the Queen of Fables to her truth-revealing lasso, forcing her to recognise that the world is not at all what she wishes it was: still the land of fairy tale. And the worst thing: in the ‘real’ world, the Queen ages. As the Flash arrives, the Queen turns back into pages of a book, and is sucked into the tome in the Flash’s possession. Which turns out to be the United States Tax Code Manual for 2001, wherein there is no imagination for her to build on, and no characters for her to terrorise.

Glad to have ‘won’, the League nevertheless resume to argue over the expulsion of Batman, whose presence throughout may have brought things to a close more quickly. Or perhaps not.