Monday, July 28, 2014

The Spectre Coming to the Constantine Television Show

So it has been heavily hinted that the Spectre will be showing up in the upcoming Constantine television show.  For those who may have missed the news this weekend, @HellblazerTV is reporting that Matt Ryan confirmed the fact that the Spectre (well at least Jim Corrigan) will be in the show.  How awesome is that!!!  Below is the tweet from @HellblazerTV:

Matt Ryan just confirmed that Jim Corrigan is coming, and the Spectre might be coming next.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Avengers #21 Preview

Comic Book Resources has the preview to next week's New Avengers #21, and right away we see the sad demise of the Great Society.

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:

Written by RAY FAWKES
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:

Written by TOM TAYLOR
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
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):