Doctor Fate #12

Doctor Fate #12

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Sonny Liew Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 5
6.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

The victorious Khalid returns to Brooklyn determined to get on with his life, but that's easier said than done when you're a novice superhero juggling romance, homework, and the untold powers of Doctor Fate. Fortunately, help comes in the form of a man who might know something about it: Uncle Kent Nelson.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 19, 2016

    I'm still pulling for Doctor Fate in a big way as I like Khalid, I like the family, and I like the small bits of Shaya and Akila that we get here – areas that Levitz really needs to invest more time with. Liew really is ideal for this book as he's defined the look of it well and the art team as a whole has put together a very solid issue here that shows what it can do in standalone format while weaving the bigger picture. After a few issues that were really starting to drag for me in a way and the uncertainty of the book post-Rebirth, this was a very encouraging issue for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 19, 2016

    There are many comics that have revelatory moments and feature turning points. This is one of those books. It actually questions how long DC has had Rebirth in mind. It all seems to fit and mesh in this issue, one week before Rebirth. For any fan of the original Earth-Two and Ken Nelson, this is a real treat and for the rest a fitting conclusion to the first year of Doctor Fate. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 23, 2016

    Ultimately, when buying a comic book, there has to be some sort of hook " a reason why you have to jump on it month after month. Oftentimes DC and Marvel will rely on continuity game-changers to goose their sales, but the most satisfying books in my mind are the ones that are so inventive with their execution, so engaging with their characterization, that you'd be willing to check in on them even without the artifice of a supervillain of the month. Unfortunately, Dr. Fate was a book that seemingly stumbled out of the gate by failing to get its readers to identify with its protagonist " and 12 issues later, Khalid Nassour may very well wind up relegated to a footnote in DC history. It's not an enviable fate " or a great note for Paul Levitz to end his legendary career at DC upon " but for all its talk about sorcery and mysticism, Dr. Fate was missing the kind of magic that would bring readers under its spell. Read Full Review

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