Doctor Fate Q&A – 3 (and a digression)

From Kenneth W. Lieck:

1) Has your previous Dr. Fate series [the Flash back-up w/the delicious Mike Golden art] ever been collected, and/or is it fated to face collection if this Fate fares well and doesn’t fale… er, fail?

2) Since I asked the above question, I guess I should ask if this storyline will tie in to that one, even though your comments so far would already appear to indicate a clear “no”.

As far as I know, those older stories have never been collected.

The new series is completely separate and distinct from the earlier stories.

The digression, from Stephen Payne:

I was wondering if you gained any more appreciation for the character of Zauriel, of if he still seems distant to you?

If the opportunity ever arises, I would very much enjoy writing Zauriel again. He’s thoroughly engaging and completely infuriating all at once, exactly the type of personality I’m drawn to. (Like most of my ex-girlfriends, actually.)

9 Responses to “Doctor Fate Q&A – 3 (and a digression)”

  1. Stefan Immel Says:

    Actually the Flash back-up storys are in part collected in the Immortal Dr. Fate series which should still be available in some rarity stores.

  2. Scott Hutchins Says:

    I cot my copy for 75 cents about 5 years ago, but it had a crease in the back cover. At one time Roger’s Time Machine in New York City had a bunch in the 99 cent Dr. Fate bin.

  3. Jeff Clem Says:

    That Dr. Fate back-up series from The Flash in the 80s was actually drawn by Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstad and was co-written with Martin Pasko.

  4. Stephen Payne Says:

    In response to the digression: That’s excellent to hear. I enjoyed the comic, it was heartfelt. And I appreciate your response.

  5. Kath Brenn Says:

    Watch it, Steve! At least one of your ex-girlfriends occasionally reads your blog!

    P.S.: Please send me your current email address. Thanks, K.

  6. Steve Gerber Says:

    Oboy. Nothing like a little true-life drama to spice up a dreary weblog.

    My impulse is to let you folks know that Kath is one of the smartest, sweetest, funniest, most beautiful women on the planet.

    I’d surrender to that impulse if I didn’t think she’d kill me.

  7. Stefan Immel Says:

    “…Kath is one of the smartest, sweetest, funniest, most beautiful women on the planet.”

    If this is true, why is she your ex-girlfriend? 😀

  8. Steve Gerber Says:

    Because, in my youth, I had a stupid streak fifty yards wide and several light years long.

    Let’s leave it at that, okay?

  9. Kath Brenn Says:

    All is forgiven! Even writers can find redemption…and flattery helps!