Doctor Fate #17

Doctor Fate #17

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Brendan McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
5.4Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

The threads of fate are dangling down to the Freedom Tower, latching and taking away the souls of New Yorkers, including the current Doctor Fate Khalid's family and friends. Khalid's mad pursuit to save them will take him on a cosmic journey, through space and time, to the world of the Dreamspinners-all illustrated by the uniquely fantastic art of Brendan McCarthy (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, ROGAN GOSH).  

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 27, 2016

    Doctor Fate is moving toward its conclusion and it's hitting up some mildly underwhelming material here as we get an otherdimensional story. Khalid's a character that I thoroughly enjoy but the absence of the supporting cast is frustrating as they, as a whole, made this a series worth reading with the cultural elements, the school and work pieces, and the relationships that were never explored enough in favor of overextended and convoluted action sequences and events. Putting that into a two-issue story with the first half here reinforces the missed opportunities of the series to really do something interesting with a character that has so much potential – both as Fate and as Khalid. I've enjoyed lots of this series overall but it's leaving me in a place where I want to go find my older runs of the previous incarnation to read and see Fate and crew in a more engaging way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 28, 2016

    This is an engaging story, and leaves me waiting to see how its resolved next issue. Also, I will be eagerly waiting to see how Khalids status quo will be left as he moves towards the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 27, 2016

    While Doctor Fate gives us more of the same.......... which is pretty much nothing, I have to say that the art in this book was great and I wish we could have had this artist on ages ago because Brendan McCarthy really made this book look fantastic.  Really though, that's about the only thing that this book had going for it as we crawl towards the finale next issue.   Read Full Review

  • 2.4
    Comic Crusaders - Al Mega Nov 2, 2016

    It might not be fair to compare this to Doctor Strange, but this could have been the ideal antithesis of that comic. Strange is all about the experienced sorcerer supreme this could have been the noob facing all the wonders of magic, instead it just feels like a slightly selfish little whiner who doesn't really want the job. Read Full Review

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