This week's Twice-Told-Tale stems from two temporal tyrants who mentally muscle their way into their opponent's lives, attempting to seize limitless power despite already having plenty. We present twin tales of Doctor Destiny and Brain Wave...
On Earth-One, after responded to disconcerting dreams focused at its members and a request by Commissioner Gordon, the Justice League investigates the whereabouts of Doctor Destiny who fleed his cell in Arkham Asylum. On Earth-Two, the Justice Society responded to a mental suggestion and their allies the All-Star Squadron to a broadcasted threat to appear at the World's Fair in New York. The search led the League to Ivy Town's Dream Research Institute and the Society to New York's Perisphere exhibit at the Fair. Utilizing Destiny's Materioptikon and the Brain's cerebral apparatus, the cranium criminals believed they laid the groundwork necessary to ensnare their enemies.
Aiding the League and Society are honorary allies the Green Lanterns, John Stewart and Alan Scott, who are also summonded to aid their Amazing Amazon allies the Wonder Women and the rest of their team. In the process, the assembled avengers face various threats to their sanity launched from the unstable minds of Doctor Destiny and Brain Wave who mercilessly assault their adversaries with images while safely held up in reclusive headquarters, for the former in the Dream Dome within the dream dimension while the latter was in his penthouse suite in midtown Manhattan.
Although John isn't able to tip the balance in his new-found friends' favor, Alan is thanks to his superior will power. Although the rest of the League are in cases as were the Society, it was the defender of the Dream Dimension known as the Sandman who was in position to overturn Doctor Destiny's designs while the golden age Sandman was no more than another prisoner besides his fellow Socialites. Just as the Sandman of Earth-One recruited Superman to free his fellow Leaguers, Green Lantern of Earth-Two overwhelmed King's mental control which freed the Society.
This was the last encounter Doctor Destiny would have against the Justice League, and the first direct confrontation the Justice Society had with Brain Wave. While a later tale where Brain Wave as Doctor Forest Malone used similar dream inducing equipment on the Justice Society also mirrors a caper when Doctor Destiny invade the Justice Lesgue's dreams, it should be noted that Doctor Destiny's counterpart on Earth-Two was the asgardian Sandman, just as Brain Wave's Earth-One counterpart was Brainiac, both using mind-altering technology as well.