Something Bigger than a Tidbit

Starocotes reports that Newsarama has already posted a six-page preview of the first Doctor Fate chapter.

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13 Responses to “Something Bigger than a Tidbit”

  1. Bob Kennedy Says:

    Looks great, Steve! Hope the film producers meet an appropriate Fate!

  2. Forrest Says:

    “Paige? Paley?”


    Oh, wait. Never mind.

  3. Starocotes Says:

    I’ve read it two times now and I have to say it’s very intruiging. Can’t wait to hold the whole issue in my hands.

  4. Fred Chamberlain Says:


  5. Starocotes Says:

    Just found out that my link in the other post didn’t work, but it should now:

  6. Brandon Says:

    It’s truly about time the best created character gets a true chance at a solo return…He just does not work in a team dynamic….He should be able to assist ANY team who needs him.

  7. Doc Says:

    spotted in rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe

    Doctor Bong is smarter then them all. Not only did he design a teleportation device puissant enough to teleport an entire castle. But he speeded up the evolutionary process, cloned humans perfectly (take that Mr. FANtastic), transmogrified howard the duck into a GIANT MOUSE, and made CARTOON
    CHARACTERS into THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTELLIGENT BEINGS! Even ODIN didn’t create cartoon characters into THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTELLIGENT BEINGS! Plus he’s an AR-TISTE! He designed that DASHING METAL HELMET himself! Check out
    his listing on the Marvel Universe Pages. Even with Genius Level Genetic Engineering, Marvel gives him only ONE CLICK for intellect! Why is that? BECAUSE HE OVERFLOWED THE GENIUSOMETRON! i MEAN EVEN MAN-THING! THAT WALKING
    TO PUT A WHOLE NOTHER METAL THINGY ON HIS HEAD SO HE WOULDN’T HIT HISSELF IN THE HEAD WITH HIS FIRST METAL THINGY! lESTER vERdE IS bRilliant! Brilliant! i say! smarter than DOOM! Smarter than PYM! and WAY Smarter than thiNg who
    Never Made AN eVOLVOchamBer in HIS life and HE got THREE ClickS!!

  8. Brian Spence Says:

    That’s just great. I love the way your text flows. I don’t know how to describe it, it’s like that it’s very accessible, it’s almost poetic. Every word seems to have a purpose. Must come from lots of experience and talent or something.

  9. Steve Gerber Says:

    I plead guilty to experience.

    Seriously: As most of you know, COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #1 hits the stores on Wednesday. Nothing would make me happier than to see this book go back for a second printing.

    If you read the book and like it, then please, please make a point of saying so on all the Usenet, Yahoo and Google groups you frequent; all the blogs; all the various bulletin boards and forums! Tell people to request the book at their local comic book shop. They do listen, you know. (Occasionally.)

    Diamond probably still has a few copies available for late orders and reorders, but maybe you can create a demand large enough that the book really does have to go back to press. That would be cool.

  10. Mario Says:

    I have to confess, you tripped some red flags with this interview. Maybe it’s because I’ve become somewhat jaded over the last year, but there’s just a little too much “Look how much the new Fate’s life stinks” in this interview to really entice me to read further.

  11. Jim Bosomworth Says:

    Looks great. This will definitely give me a reason to get out of the house this week, even if the doctor keeps me away from work (bit of an accident 2 saturdays past – sliced or damaged 20 tendons in forearm, nicked & bruised artery – could be worse). I guess I can also look for the Doctor Bong figure (or was the Doc just kidding?). Neez

  12. Steve Gerber Says:

    Mario: His life is ‘way stinkier than the interview even implies, so you’re probably making the right decision, for you.

    Granted, you’ll miss out on how someone finds his way back from such a stinky existence, and assorted mysterious, creepy, eerie, funny, exciting (but yeah, admittedly stinky) things that happen along the way…but I’m sure you’re making the right decision, for you.


  13. Bgztl (Jack Holt) Says:

    Okay, this was a very nice preview art-wise. The worst thing comic art can do is be static and boring. Justiniano made dumpster-diving and near-electrocution-by-magical-helmet very exciting.

    I wonder if one of the Enquirer’s reporters was nearby. That would make quite a headline for the supermarket aisle. 😀

    I’m with Mario on my first impression, I’m betting I won’t like the new Kent Nelson very much. bBt I also know you’ve got to build the character from somewhere. As you know my biggest concern is that I like Doctor Fate best when he’s portrayed as the master of magical knowledge. By definition, your approach is different. But he will still be a human hero, not just a plot device. I like that. I figure that to understand where the new Doctor Fate is going to climb to (I hope) we have to understand exactly how far he has to go.

    Anyway, the clock is counting down until I can pick up my comics tomorrow. I’ll buy two just for the heck of it.

    Good luck again.