Friday, June 26, 2015

Doctor Fate #1

Although different versions of the character have popped up around the DCU it has been more than 20 years since any version of Doctor Fate was given his own series. Several characters over the years have donned the Helm of Fate, and Doctor Fate #1 continues that tradition by introducing Egyptian-American Khalid Nassour as the latest to be chosen.

The choice to make the new Doctor Fate an Egyptian-American actually plays well on the comic character's bizarre past, although I'd certainly prefer the hero to look far more traditional in his full-on Doctor Fate mode. We're introduced to Khalid here but see little of him as Fate leaving some question as to what the character will look like and act going forward.

The opening issue which introduces a talking cat along with hinting of plenty of old magic and mythology which suggests Doctor Fate may could struggle to find its own peculiar corner of the DCU. I'm curious to see if he flourishes or flounders. For fans.

[DC, $2.99]

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