Doctor Fate #13

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 1, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

From a windowless tower in Salem, Massachusetts, a man who is familiar with Doctor Fate, Kent Nelson, smells trouble coming. But will he be able to properly teach the former medical student and current possessor of the mystical power, Khalid Nassour, how to truly be Doctor Fate before all New York City is aflame?

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 2, 2016

    While I still prefer the way Liew draws some of the characters, particularly Khalid with his hair, Moustafa's return to the book feels quite appropriate with the classic Doctor Fate showing up and getting a look at how Kent Nelson is holding up these days. I have no idea the larger implications since I mostly stick to the fringe DC books for the most part, but it was a delight for the old school fan that I am to have that, the Tower, and just a taste of what once was. Khalid has the potential to be a great Doctor Fate and I'm hoping his series runs a good bit longer to establish him and begin mixing him in with other characters of note, either magical or more traditional superheroes. This issue adds more of that hope and optimism that I had with the previous installment and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what Levitz and Moustafa have in store for us next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 2, 2016

    All in all, this is a surprisingly fun story that might prove to skeptics that this character still has plenty of unrealized potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 2, 2016

    Often, a comic book series will suddenly change direction and become something entirely different- Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore for example. Doctor Fate #13 has a few indicators that it is an attempt by DC to recreate the Starman phenomena 20 years later. Levitz is an experienced writer whos no stranger to Golden Age characters. The reintroduction of legacy into the DC Universe with Rebirth certainly makes this an obvious title to benefit. Its only one issue, but this may be an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something special, or at the very least incredibly nostalgic. If nothing else, it certainly feels like a DC Comic of yesteryear. I mean that in a good way. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jun 6, 2016

    The final arc (presumably) introduces some really interesting interplay between the Doctors Fate; hopefully both show up in "Blue Beetle," where Kent has been teased. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 2, 2016

    While this issue of Doctor Fate might intrigue some because of its inclusion of Kent Nelson, the Golden Age Doctor Fate...... and I'll admit, it peaked my interest as well, but overall this story once we get past the awe of seeing this character is just as terrible as this series has always been.  The real thing that should be getting people to check out this book is the art because it finally seems fitting for this title and even though I love me some Golden Age characters, that's the real draw here because Khalid is a terrible hero and can't hold his own series the way that he's been presented.   Read Full Review

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