Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Doctor Fate Fan Art

Great old school Dr. Fate piece by http://hawk5.deviantart.com/


Monday, October 20, 2014

Constantine January Solicitation with the New 52 Dr. Fate featured on the cover


Above is the cover for Constantine #21 featuring the New 52 Dr. Fate.  I wish I could still get excited to see the New 52 Dr. Fate on the covers of comics, but I'm just waiting for this nightmare to be over. I'm hoping that somehow, one of the many DC comics Crisis that are scheduled/planned will bring back the original Dr. Fate.  Anyhow, the description of the issue is below:

CONSTANTINE #21
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
With legions of Parademons on the attack, Constantine forges an alliance with Doctor Fate. But as time begins to run out, will they escape Earth-2 – or help destroy it?

Dr. Fate in INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #7

Looks like Dr. Fate is joining the fight in the Infinite Crisis video game comics!  Check out the description for the January #7 issue:

INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #7
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE, EMANUEL
SIMEONI and AGUSTIN PADILLA
Cover by PHILIP TAN
On sale JANUARY 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Three new Multiverse heroes struggle to defend the world of Nil from a siege by an army of Nightmare Metallos. Batman and his first team arrive, but it may be too late for Dr. Fate, Power Girl and Green Arrow. And where is Nix Uotan, last of the Monitors?



Unfotunately I have not been reading this series and am unsure if this will be his first appearance.  Is anyone reading these books?  If so, please let me know if Dr. Fate has been a part of the story.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Nergal Cast in Constantine Television Series

While perusing the Constantine imdb.com page, I noticed that they listed that actor Joey Phillips has been cast as Nergal.  The episode he appears in is listed as unknown, but then again they only have two episodes listed.   This is really exciting news because Nergal is one of Dr. Fate's oldest enemies dating back to the Golden Age:


Granted, Dr. Fate met Nergal only once in the Golden Age.  However, he was the first enemy that Kent V. Nelson went up against when he took over the role as Dr. Fate, and Nergal referenced the one time meeting from the Golden Age.


I hope this means that the possible Dr. Fate will be Kent V. Nelson.  As it appears that the Helm does not have a host at this time, it may be entirely possible that the grandnephew of the original Kent Nelson might be the show's Dr. Fate.  Of course if this happens I will be in comic fandom heaven.  

Earth 2: World's End # 3 Preview

Ign.com has the preview to next week's Earth 2: World's End issue, and guess who is on the cover?  The New 52 Dr. Fate.  By the way, I am going to start referring to this Dr. Fate as "the New 52 Dr. Fate" as I am not a big fan of the new version of the character and would like to distinguish him from his previous, superior, incarnations (sans maybe Jared Stevens).  Here is the description to the issue:

The conflict in DC's newest weekly comic is quickly heating up as Darkseid's forces invade Earth 2. Next week's chapter will see Hawkgirl and Doctor fate rush to London to stave off a European invasion. But with the Helmet of Nabu controlling Fate's actions, can he be trusted in this pivotal moment?

I gotta admit tho, the art on the cover is pretty nice.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Review: Injustice Year 3 #1 Review


Before I get into this review I'd like to acknowledge yesterday as a pretty significant day for Earth 2 fans.  Lots of comics having to do with our favorite Earth were available to us.  We had the regular Earth 2 title (no Dr. Fate appearance there), Earth 2 World's End #1 which had a bit of Dr. Fate who now just goes by Nabu and continues to ramble on in prophecies, and Constantine's ongoing series with the character touching down on Earth 2 and facing Wotan.  All in all, pretty awesome day.  Hopefully we get to see more of Dr. Fate, although I am not a big fan of the current version of the character.  

Now on to some Dr. Fate goodness!  I love that Dr. Fate is becoming more involved in Injustice.  I also love to see an older version of the character in his traditional blue and gold colors.  Love that when he speaks, his word bubbles have the gold/yellow highlight around them.  This Dr. Fate, although not the exact version of Dr. Fate I grew up with, feels like home. This Dr. Fate is good, the person under the Helm is in control.  This Dr. Fate is powerful, this Dr. Fate is the closest to the character I grew up with he has been in two years.  And although he hasn't done all that much, I already like him better than the New 52 version.

The comic itself was brilliant.  Tom Taylor gives us another break from the constant chaos that this Earth is going through to give us some comedy.  The way he writes Constantine is very natural.  He is funny, cocky, yet grounded.  Love the inclusion of the mystical beings and that Detective Chimp is now involved.  The DC comics mystical side is so awesome, I am so glad to be able to read a book with all these characters again.  I am really looking forward to the rest of Year 3, and if this first issue is an indication it is going to be great.  Thanks Tom for the all around awesomeness.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Taylor Brings In The Mystics in Injustice Year 3

Today is the start of Injustice Year 3, which will feature DC Comics' mystical beings including Doctor Fate!!!  Can't wait to find out who is behind the Helm.  Is it Kent Nelson, Kent V. Nelson or maybe Hector Hall?  Really hoping to see Kent Nelson in action again, it would be so great even though I know he's fighting a losing cause.