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"The Kingdom of the Damned!": The Forever People are taken to Happyland, an amusement park run by DeSaad, who tortures them in various inventive ways there. Darkseid searches for a mind which can comprehend the Anti-Life Equation. And the Forever Pe


Quote1.png All young humans recognize the real thing when they see it! Young humans see me-- Even in "Happyland"! But you elders hide me with "cock-and-bull" stories to keep the premises smelling sweet! And still the cosmic joke escapes him!! For how can he cope with me-- by shunning me-- His other face. Quote2.png
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Forever People #4 is an issue of the series Forever People (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1971.

Synopsis for "The Kingdom of the Damned!"

The Forever People are taken to Happyland, an amusement park run by DeSaad, who tortures them in various inventive ways there. Darkseid searches for a mind which can comprehend the Anti-Life Equation. And the Forever People's Mother Box, about to be executed by Desaad, phases out and winds up in the hands of martial artist Sonny Sumo.

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Synopsis for "The Amazing Dreams of Gentleman Jack"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #85.

Appearing in "The Amazing Dreams of Gentleman Jack"

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  • Jack Jarvis (Single appearance)
  • Gus (Single appearance)
  • Hefty (Single appearance)
  • Skinny (Single appearance)

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  • Perkins (In dream sequence only)

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Notes

  • "The Kingdom of the Damned!" is reprinted in the Jack Kirby's Forever People (Collected).
  • With this issue, the format of the series changes. The cover price increases from 15¢ per copy to 25¢ per copy, and the page count increases to 52 pages per issue. The additional pages features a Sandman back-up tale, reprinting Golden Age stories originally published in Adventure Comics (Volume 1).
  • First appearance of Happyland.
  • "The Amazing Dreams of Gentleman Jack" was originally titled "The Unholy Dreams of Gentleman Jack".

Trivia

  • This issue includes three pages of Forever People pin-ups illustrated by Jack Kirby, and his own self portrait.
  • This issue has a horror Aurora kit advertisement featuring Vampirella.


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