Doctor Fate #3

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Sonny Liew Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
6.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Its literally raining cats and dogs as the mystic forces of Anubis and Bastet use a tidal wave to settle an ancient score, and only the new, hopelessly inexperienced Doctor Fate can save a city from drowning.

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 20, 2015

    There's a lot about this series that feels familiar. This issue is the obligatory "rookie teen hero struggles to come to grip with his powers and save his city for the first time" chapter in Khalid's budding superhero career. But even if this issue doesn't break much new ground, it's executed deftly enough to succeed regardless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 20, 2015

    Doctor Fate has a kind of awkward issue here overall and while I largely enjoyed it there are execution issues that make me a cringe a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Aug 21, 2015

    Doctor Fate might not be the knock out DCYou book a kin to Prez, Omega Men, or Secret Six but it's still a good read. It's nice to see Paul Levitz and Sonny Liew collaborate as writers and one does get a unique blend of their insight that's not seen in many DC or Marvel Comics. Though there's some missing chemistry to this title, I think it has many places where it can go and I hope it does. Seeing Khalid's path as a man of both reason and mysticism has immense potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 22, 2015

    Doctor Fate #3 is a book of tantalizing highs and disappointing lows. Sonny Liew doesn't get the chance to show off quite the way that previous issues have allowed but the artwork still radiates a sense of something new and honest. Structural problems and awkward lines clash against an interesting plot and a particularly strong Doctor Fate. The potential is so there, but a feeling of familiarity, both archetypal and immediate, holds this issue back. Doctor Fate remains one of the DC You titles that's done the most to catch my eye, but it's not yet one that I actively recommend. Hopefully the coming months will clarify this book's Ma'at. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Aug 21, 2015

    The grounded family drama is good, the creepy mystic stuff is good, but there needs to be a better bridge between it. The series needs to capitalize on its ability to be charming and funny in order to make the series more enjoyable. Right now, theres a lot to like about Doctor Fate, but unfortunately it doesnt quite add up to the sum of its parts. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Aug 23, 2015

    Doctor Fate #3 succeeds in pulling the comic out of the nose-dive it had been in, but it's not gaining altitude yet either. Hopefully, the improvements made in this issue will be met with more next month. Hopefully, this issue is a sign of things to come, that soon DC willhave an exceptional new magical hero in their roster that's worth paying for. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 20, 2015

    Doctor Fate continues to disappoint here and because the book started out stronger than it ever has, I think it hurt that much more when it began it's downward slide into the nonsense that this title has been rife with.  Khalid continues to be whiny and the story really goes nowhere, so if you read the second issue, you're pretty much already caught up with the series.   Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 20, 2015

    Maybe with more time Doctor Fate will come into its own, but these creators are an awkward fit for the property. Read Full Review

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