Friday, September 28, 2012

Dr. Fate Art

Today I decided to put up a couple of pieces from Deviant Art.

This first piece I've used before, but I really like it so I thought I would revisit it.  I like the simple redesign of the Dr. Fate costume and the connection to Ancient Egypt with the pyramids in the background.





















Art work by http://vadlor.deviantart.com/

The other piece by http://flopicas.deviantart.com/  is a neat drawing of what I think is supposed to be Wally of YJ contemplating Dr. Fate as he stares into the Helm of Nabu.  Another interpretation of the drawing is that anyone can be Dr.Fate.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ozymandias Nod to Dr. Fate

Next week's Ozymandias variant cover by Massimo Carnevale shows Adrian Veidt striking a pose very familiar to our favorite Lord of Order.  Check it out:































Here we see Ozymandias standing in front of a wall filled with writing in hieroglyphics, which is not out of character for him as his superhero persona is based on an Egyptian king and he is very much interested in the ancient Egyptian culture.  However, something that is out of character here is  him seemingly evoking a spell of some sort very much like Dr. Fate would.  However, instead of the Ankh symbol, he is manifesting the Eye of Osiris.  At closer inspection, one notices Veidt pressing on his collar which appears to be lighting up the eye hieroglyph on the collar and thus conjuring the symbol.  So, it is technology and not magic that appears to be making the Eye of Osiris appear.  Still the art is very reminiscent of Dr. Fate.  judge for yourselves:  









Tuesday, September 18, 2012

JSA Custom Figures

Wow, check out these great custom JSA figures by http://glorbes.blogspot.com/  I LOVE the Dr. Fate redesign, it looks fantastic.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Crossover Event: DragonCon 2012 Cosplay

Today superhero bloggers are joining forces once more to bring you a cosplay crossover event from DragonCon 2012!  A big thanks to fellow Dr. Fate enthusiast www.onceuponageek.com / http://firestormfan.com/ for the great Dr. Fate cosplay pictures.  I especially like the second photo of the Young Justice Dr. Fate costume.  Also thanks to http://thesuperherocostumingforum.com/ for organizing the photoshoots at the con.





There were many other heroes represented at the DragonCon. You can check them out by checking out all the participating blogs:

Aquaman @ The Aquaman Shrine
The Atom @ Power of the Atom
Booster Gold @ Boosterrific
DC Cosplay Obscura @ DC Bloodlines
Firestorm @ Firestorm Fan
Flash @ Speed Force
Hawkman/Hawkgirl @ Being Carter Hall
Martian Manhunter @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu
The Vixen and Zatanna @ Justice League Detroit



Monday, September 10, 2012

DCUO Unmasked: Doctor Fate and Felix Faust Legends

For those of you who may have missed it, last Friday DCUO posted a behind the scenes video of the new DCUO downloadable content pack featuring Dr. Fate and Felix Faust.  Check out some of the game play in this video!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Tower of Fate Phantom Stranger Giveaway Contest


To celebrate the return of one of DC's more mystical characters I am giving away a copy of Dr. Fate #19 featuring none other than the Phantom Stranger!

Here is how to win:

1) You must have a twitter account to enter.  To enter, just copy and paste the following message and tweet it to your followers:

#FF @toweroffate giveaway log onto toweroffate.blogspot.com for details on how to win a copy of Dr. Fate No.19 #PhantomStranger

2)You must be following the @toweroffate twitter account to be eligible to win the comic

3)One random winner will chosen and notified by 6pm West Coast time today. Winner will be notified via private message through twitter.

4)I'm sorry but this contest is only open to US residents as I will not be able to ship over seas.

Good luck and thank you for entering the contest and checking out the Tower of Fate Blog.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Earth 2 #0 Review


With this month's Earth 2 0 issue, we get some insight into the character of Terry Sloane who, once upon a time, was the original Mr. Terrific and now goes by Mr. 8.  I enjoyed the issue, however, I also had a major issue with it as well.  Major issue being that Terry Sloan is now basically the Watchmen's Ozymandias. Terry Sloane, who once had a unique origin story, is basically a clone of a great original character with a unique story.  The similarities are just too much for me not to immediately relate this new Sloane with the character of Adrian Veidt: world's smartest man, wealthy, knows and uses his comrades' weaknesses against them, alone plots to save the world by doing a terrible deed for the greater good.  Not that it is not a good story, it's just that it has been done, and done really well.  I knew that this plot point was coming, however, it still left me quite disappointed.

On the up side, Robinson did leave some clues and hints that actually left more questions than answers.  For instance, in Sloane's travels to other dimensions and looking into possible future's we see what appears to be  today's Mr. Terrific killing or at least defeating Alan Scott in battle.  Sloane also states that he will not mention one of the Eight wonders for reasons that are undisclosed.  Early internet rumors had it that the unmentionable wonder may be Steppenwolf, but it is highly unlikely, as Sloane mentions his name several times during his narrative.  

Overall, the story was decent.  It didn't knock my socks off, and actually left me a bit disappointed with the seemingly amalgamation of the character of Adrian Veidt and Terry Sloane.  However, Robinson did what most good story tellers do, he left me wanting to know more.  I want to know more about these other dimensions Sloane traveled to, what he may know about the future, and will he ever be able to redeem himself.