Doctor Fate #5

Doctor Fate #5

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Sonny Liew Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
6.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Floods! Looting! Talking cats! All this, and the truth about Khalids link to the ancient power of Thoth.

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 22, 2015

    DC has plenty of characters who can fill the Spider-Man mold, but right now it's the new Doctor Fate that's getting the job done. This series continues to offer a compelling look at an ordinary young man caught up in circumstances far bigger than he could have imagined. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 24, 2015

    I quite liked this installment overall even with the problems towards the end. The characters are ones that I want to see really get the time to grow and be something more and I'm hopeful that after this arc is finished that we get to really dig into things in a more engaging way, whether with other known characters or continuing to play by itself. I'm also really hopeful to see more of the supporting cast because I really like the family and the love interests that exist since it has some nice cultural angles to play with as well. These elements combined with Liew's fantastic artwork and layouts that provides it with some rich details and great flow makes it a really great read even when it slows down more than it should. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 26, 2015

    A book that is starting to find its footing, and has potential to be truly interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Nov 4, 2015

    Dr. Fate is not a series that is going to be near the top sellers, nor is it intended to be. The character isnt especially popular and die-hard Golden Age/Earth 2 fans might be turned off by this younger, costume-less Fate. Still, it feels like the type of series that could generate a loyal following if readers give it a chance. Dr. Fate #5 ends with a dramatic cliffhanger, with Khalid blinded, meaning that big changes could be coming to the still-establishing character and series. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 27, 2015

    If you've read Doctor Fate up to this point, well you're pretty much caught up with the exception of the cliffhanger where something new finally happens....... you know, besides for the whining, disbelief and anti-heroics that we've seen in every issue.  Nothing that we've gotten so far attracts me to this book and I have no idea how this character can ever become interesting. Read Full Review

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