I took a deep dive into the mystical side of DC Comics to put together this new guide for Pledgeonaut Patrons of CK, and I was surprised to learn that the hero whose guide I was constructing has actually been nearly a dozen different characters over the course of their 80 years of comics history! Prepare yourself to enter the often-deadly magical side of DC, which has killed many versions of this hero along the way, with my… Guide to Doctor Fate!
I’ve always worked from the assumption that Doctor Fate is a major DC hero.
Why? Because I had his Kenner “Super Powers” toy as a little kid, and surely every hero who merited a unique sculpt in that legendary toy line was a major force in the DC Universe.
As it turns out, the story is slightly more complex than that.
Doctor Fate is not a singular hero in the DC Universe, but a heroic mantle and set of mystical powers that are often (but not always) connected to Nabu and the Lords of Order. It’s like how Doctor Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme, only if Strange died a lot more frequently and other people took up the role.
Actually, maybe it’s more like Buffy The Vampire Slayer… [Read more…] about New for Patrons: Guide to Doctor Fate