Doctor Fate #2

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Sonny Liew Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
6.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The new Dr. Fate is already having trouble controlling the power of Nabu - and time is of the essence because he's about to be tested by an ancient evil!

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jul 20, 2015

    This reboot, is a landmark in Doctor Fates history, as most of his storyline up to this reboot, has been mostly serious and marred by questions of sanity regarding the various helmers. This provides a perfect introduction, to the casual comic reader, and I think that is what DC was aiming to do. Levitz and Liew are the perfect team for this reboot, as you can tell they know the characters history but are not anchored to it so much that they could not create something refreshing, which they have done here. Overall, a solid issue, and so far a captivating series, that I recommend everyone check out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 15, 2015

    The chapter that starts to answer as many questions as it asks, Doctor Fate #2 takes a 75 year old mythos and makes it fresh and honest for todays audience. Khalid is an everyman, but hes specifically who he is, and that balance plays out exceptionally well across dialogue and design. Doctor Fate may be a book you glance past on the stand, but dont let it be so. Pick up a few issues and enjoy watching a new era of heroism develop. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Jul 12, 2019

    Man, this book is so good. It's got humor, darkness, and sadness. Andrew Bennett really makes you feel bad for him, and I really like this version off Nabu as Kent. I highly suggest you give it a read. Again, the art is awesome except for Eric. I don't get what's going on there. Is he supposed to look like a strung out junkie all the time? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 16, 2015

    Doctor Fate knocked it mostly out of the park for me with the first installment and largely does so once again here. I'm definitely like Khalid and his slow adoption of the mantle of Doctor Fate with the helm and his interactions with certain aspects of it, such as Nabu through the dream-like sequence here. The book is properly anchored in the real world for our lead character and it's quickly humanized him in a way a lot of books struggle to do. But it's played well to the fantastic as well, setting up some of what's to come with the ages old battle between the sides. Levitz continues to script some great scenes and dialogue and his work with Liew definitely brings out the best in both of them, making me hopeful for a solid run for this character – and a bit of time before he's exposed to others in the overall DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 16, 2015

    Paul Levitz is developing a charming new take on the mythos, one that blends the realm of gods and supernatural magic with a very ordinary, relatable young hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Jul 23, 2015

    Doctor Fate is not now you perceived him to be.. a med student of Egyptian heritage Khalid Nassour based in Brooklyn now inherits the helmet of Fate. Can he cope with the responsibility and the visions he sees when wearing this helmet? Can he keep his friends and family safe in the process? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 20, 2015

    A fine issue but I'd like to see things pick up just a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Aug 8, 2015

    I've always liked the character of Dr. Fate. I'm not sold yet on this version, but I'm sticking around a while longer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 20, 2015

    "Doctor Fate" #2 reads like a pitch for a "Doctor Fate" as CW show, with hints of adversaries and mumblings of a larger threat, but the focus for now is on how human the lead character is and how the readers should find him endearing. Truth is, the mysterious threat doesn't seem as threatening as it should, nor all that mysterious. I can appreciate Levitz emphasizing Khalid's humanity, but that might be more effective if "Doctor Fate" #2 was less conveniently magical and more deliberately developmental. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 25, 2015

    Two issues in I'm still on the fence about Nassour as Fate. There's certainly plenty of room for Nassour to grow into the role, and I like the character, but Doctor Fate has always been one of the most powerful magic users of the DCU and it looks like some time before Nassour will ever truly command that much knowledge or power. I also have to wonder about previous Fates. Did they exist in the DCU after the New 52 relaunch? If so, are they living or dead, and might we see someone like Kent Nelson show up as potential ally or rival? Given how shabily DC relaunched its characters without answering basic questions about their backstories I have to wonder if they've even considered these questions. Until they do, and until Nassour truly grows into his role as the new Dr. Fate (complete with costume, please), I'm likely to stay a bit wary of this title. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 18, 2015

    Doctor Fate #2 moves the plot along with some significant moments and it expands the mystical/ mythological elementsin the story. It doesnt quite explode yet, but it certainly feels as if it will soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 16, 2015

    I guess we're fated to have a disappointing Doctor Fate title because nothing from this series has been able to stand out for me and the majority of it hasn't even been that good.  Yeah, you'll be able to find snippets that you may enjoy, but the complete lack of emotion that Khalid presents here and the cartoony style relegates this to something that feels like it should appear in the Funny Pages of the Sunday paper.  Really disappointing and at this point, I don't see it redeeming itself. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Jul 18, 2015

    AfterDoctor Fate #2, it's hard to understand why anyone besides the die-hard fans of the character would continue reading this series.In a comic where the protagonist refuses to play his part and the story stalls accordingly, readers are better off saving their money and reading a Wikipedia synopsis to catch up when/if the series starts to pick up. But hey, at least the art is killer. Read Full Review

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