The Master of Magic Battles the Mummy that Time Forgot!
Kent Nelson is Doctor Fate, a powerful sorcerer and agent for the Lords of Order who fights evil alongside his wife Inza. His amulet, cloak and helmet (shown on TV in Smallville & Constantine) are creations of the ancient Nabu who acts as his mentor and spiritual guide. He is a founding member of the Justice Society of America. Doctor Fate was created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman, first appearing in More Fun Comics #55.
|Simonson did some great work on the tail end of the run on Hercules Unbound.|
|Manhunter, my favorite Walt Simonson series, with the great Archie Goodwin.|
|Lovely splash page!|
1st Issue Special #9
Cover by Joe (Tarzan) Kubert with Dr. Fate logo design by letterer Gaspar Saladino.
Set in Boston, with flashback to ancient Egypt.
Written by Martin (Kobra, E-Man) Pasko with art by Walt (Hercules Unbound (with some inks done by Wally Wood), Star Slammers) Simonson.
"The Story Behind the Story"
Walt Simonson self portrait.
|Fabulous panel layout!|
This fabulous issue has been reprinted in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #3, The Immortal Dr. Fate #1 (Baxter page series) & The Art of Walt Simonson.
|This 3 issue series also reprinted Keith Giffen's run on Dr. Fate (the Flash back up feature) as well!|
|Gotta love Simonson's signature!|
|Dr. Fate from Smallville.|
|Dr. Fate's helmet was seen on Constantine!|
Live Large My Friends!
|More Simonson Dr. Fate artwork.|