Silver Sorceress
Image of the character Silver Sorceress from Justice League Europe #35 (February 1992), art by Darick Robertson.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceJustice League of America #87 (February 1971)
Created byMike Friedrich
Dick Dillin
In-story information
Alter egoLaura Cynthia Neilsen
Team affiliationsJustice League Europe
Champions of Angor
Justice League
Justice League International
AbilitiesMagical abilities

The Silver Sorceress is a DC Comics character and member of the Champions of Angor with the alter ego of Laura Cynthia Neilsen. She first appeared in Justice League of America #87, (February 1971), and is an homage to the Scarlet Witch. As her name suggests, she possesses magical powers which have become more advanced over time.

Fictional character biography

The Silver Sorceress, Blue Jay and Wandjina (characters based on Marvel's Scarlet Witch, Yellowjacket and Thor, respectively) come from an alternate Earth, the only survivors of a nuclear holocaust. In their original appearance they come to Earth after being manipulated into seeking revenge for the destruction of their world against the Justice League. After initially mistaking each other for villains, the two teams unite to fight the robots that originally manipulated them both.

The Silver Sorceress and the Justifiers return in Justice League vol. 2 #2 (June 1987) as they attempt to destroy this Earth's stockpile of nuclear weapons, before being confronted by the Justice League and the Rocket Reds. Wandjina seemingly sacrifices himself to save innocent people from a nuclear meltdown. It is later revealed all three were part of a much larger super-team, all analogues of Marvel Comics heroes. The Silver Sorceress and Blue Jay decide to remain on Earth.

Later, the Sorceress has the pleasure of meeting and rescuing one of the few survivors of her world, a celebrity entertainer known as Mitch Wacky (a parody of Walt Disney). He is one of, if not the most popular people in Silver's old society, revered because he brings so much entertainment. Mitch's weakness, the common flu, demonstrates essential differences between Silver's worlds and the DCU, as they do not know how to combat it. Mitch is soon cured. Silver helps the League confront and battle the Extremists, robotic duplicates of the entities that have ravaged her homeworld.[1]

She remains with the team as an active member until her death at the hands of Dreamslayer, one of the entities who had destroyed her old world. Dreamslayer manages to take over the mind of Maxwell Lord, a close friend and leader of various aspects of the Justice League. Using Lord's persuasion powers, he takes over the mobile island of Kooey Kooey Kooey, using it and Mitch Wacky as a base to rebuild the Extremists. When Mitch is not needed anymore, he is brutally killed. Silver and the League attack the island and its natives are brainwashed into fighting back. Silver falls victim to the need not to hurt the innocent natives and she ends up shot in the stomach with an arrow. As she lay dying, she manages to subdue and entrap Dreamslayer, temporarily ending his threat. The League members bury Silver Sorceress on Kooey Kooey Kooey island.

Powers and abilities

Silver Sorceress is a magic user of advanced abilities. While she had to use a combination of magic and technology to create the original doorway from Angor to that of the Justice League, she is later able to do so with magic alone.

Other versions


  1. ^ Jimenez, Phil (2008), "Extremists, The", in Dougall, Alastair (ed.), The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 117, ISBN 978-0-7566-4119-1, OCLC 213309017
  2. ^ Lord Havok and The Extremists #5