Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fan Art

Awesome, awesome piece by http://ichirohyuuga.deviantart.com/ 


Monday, July 14, 2014

More Dr. Fate/Constantine Connection

Check out the cover of Constantine # 18!

Yes, that is Constantine holding the Helm of Fate. I hope that they are building a Constantine/Dr. Fate connection so that he will also appear in the television show!  Here is the solicitation summary below:

CONSTANTINE #18
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Trapped on a dying world, John will have to pull off the most daring escape of his life if he’s going to survive! Don’t miss the debut of new series artist Jeremy Haun

Dr. Fate on the cover of Injustice Year 3 #2


Can't wait for the third installment of the Injustice story!  Looks like Dr. Fate will be playing a major part along with many of DC's supernatural characters.  This is going to be great!  Below is the description for the second issue:

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #2
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and TOM
DERENICK • Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
A new resistance to Superman’s reign is forming, and it’s ready to take on Superman from a new angle – one Batman isn’t comfortable with. John Constantine has begun to gather demons and supernatural beings to bring down this dictatorship. Might has failed. It’s time for magic!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Doctor Fate's Psyche Fixed?

Something I noted in the interaction between Doctor Fate and Val on the last issue of Earth 2, was that Val stated that he needed to fix the things that Kal has broken.  He then repairs the Helm of Nabu with his heat vision.  As soon as he hands the Helm back to Khalid, Khalid loses consciousness.  I believe that this means that in fixing Dr. Fate's helmet, Val also fixed Khalid's psyche.  I brought this up to Tom Taylor on twitter as you can read below:

Tom, I just got something, tell me if I'm right. When Val fixed Dr. Fate's helmet, he said he had to fix the things Kal...
...had broken. At that very moment Khalid loses consciousness. Does that mean that when the helm was fixed, Khalid's psyche..
...was fixed?
Tom Taylor responded with the following:



Tom's response seems to hint that I may be correct, so that means we may get a fully recovered Dr. Fate on the next Earth 2 issue! Hooray!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Earth 2 #25 Review


Earth 2 #25 was great.  Our heroes are behaving more like heroes now, and its in large part thanks to Red Tornado/Lois Lane distracting Superman.  The pace of the issue is fast and furious.  Loved the reintroduction of Aquawoman back into the story and the battle between our heroes and Darkseid's forces.  Also, loved the contrast of Superman wanting things to be "normal" and sitting down with the family for dinner with the brutality that he demonstrates in killing his own father.  Then the following touching moment when Red Tornado/Lois Lane yells "You can't be him!" and his response which made for a powerful scene.

Doctor Fate gets a few lines in this story and plays a huge part in convincing Val to join the fight. (see panel below)


I liked the fact that Dr. Fate was a bit more involved this issue, but can't wait till he is actually part of the action.  I hope that he is more involved in the World's End comics.  Another thing I liked is the art.  In the past Nicola Scott has struggled with the Helm but it looked absolutely beautiful in the above panel and below as well.


Overall, it was a really fun issue to read.  Our heroes are finally turning things around, something we have been waiting for for a long time.  I just can't wait till Khalid gets it together and we see Dr. Fate in action again.  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Doctor Fate Cameo in Tomorrow's Future's End Issue

Looks like Dr. Fate will be making a small cameo in tomorrow's Future's End issue.  Check out the panel below (top right corner):


Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Avengers #20 Review: "Blu'Dakorr"

The showdown between the Great Society and the Illuminati finally happens and IT WAS AWESOME!  Below are some of the images of the fights:

Sun God (Superman vs Hulk)

Black Panther vs The Rider (Batman)

Namor vs Martian Man Hunter (I forget his G.S. name)

Iron Man vs Boundless (Flash)

Dr. Strange vs the Norn (Dr. Fate)  
Note how Dr. Strange states that the Norn does not have "the gift" and calls him a mere curator of magical items. A shot at Dr. Fate and the Helmet of Nabu, no doubt.

This issue was fantastic.  One of the best comics I have read in a while.  Hickman's writing and Schiti's art were spot on. The entire issue was action packed and the fights did not disappoint.  I liked that Black Panther and the Rider were fighting to a draw, Sun God defeats the Hulk, Boundless easily disposes of Iron Man and that MMH looked to be besting Namor.  The Norn seemed to have the upper hand on Dr. Strange until the Doctor calls upon the forces of the dark arts.  If it had not been for Doctor Strange the Great Society would have bested the Illuminati.  The Great Society is not finished yet, but they are definitely on the ropes, the comic ends with this cliffhanger:  


If you're wondering who the guy with the glasses is, well that is the Norn without his helmet:


Turns out the Norn is just a kid.  No doubt in reference to the original Dr. Fate and perhaps his successor, Eric Strauss as they were both kids who were aged by Nabu.  

Schiti's art was awesome as you can see from all the panels above.  But it deserves a couple of more samples:

Dr. Fate...errr, I mean the Norn looks just awesome on the above panels.

Look at the expression on the countenance of Sun God after defeating the Hulk.  He has a look of compassion and sorrow that is so telling.  The Great Society possess this basic goodness about them that the Illuminati/Avengers have lost.  A great example of how the art helps the story telling in comics.  

Like I said before, this was one of the best comics I have read in a long time.  Hickman definitely made a fan out of me.  Looking forward to the next issue to see what will be the ultimate fate of the Great Society.