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    Default Who is the best Doctor Fate?

    There have been several Dr. Fate's, but who is the best? The one I am most familiar with is the one from Johns' JSA (Hector Hall). I recently just bought Countdown to Mystery, which features Kent V. Nelson. The grand-nephew of Kent Nelson, the original Dr. Fate. I'm looking to learn more about the various Fates, so any recommendations would be appreciated.


    Kent Nelson: The original

    Inza Kramer: wife of the original Fate

    Eric Strauss

    Linda Strauss

    Hector Hall Hawkman and Hawkgirl (Shiera's) son.

    Kent V. Nelson

    Khalid Ben-Hassin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char Aznable View Post
    There have been several Dr. Fate's, but who is the best? The one I am most familiar with is the one from Johns' JSA (Hector Hall). I recently just bought Countdown to Mystery, which features Kent V. Nelson. The grand-nephew of Kent Nelson, the original Dr. Fate. I'm looking to learn more about the various Fates, so any recommendations would be appreciated.

    Kent Nelson: The original

    Inza Kramer: wife of the original Fate

    Eric Strauss

    Linda Strauss

    Hector Hall Hawkman and Hawkgirl (Shiera's) son.

    Kent V. Nelson

    Khalid Ben-Hassin
    The answer is quite simple... Kent Nelson the ORIGINAL

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    Yes Kent Nelson will always be the first and best - but they have all been interesting characters - Would be great to have a Dr.Fate family book with all of them.

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    Kent Nelson gets my vote. None of the others have been around even half as long as he was. DC has made the role of Dr. Fate disposable in recent times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Poison View Post
    Kent Nelson gets my vote. None of the others have been around even half as long as he was. DC has made the role of Dr. Fate disposable in recent times.
    Disposable is an apt word. I was surprised at how many Fates there have been. It's always the same too. The old Fate dies, in some contrived way, and a new Fate comes in and picks up the reigns.

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    I loved Inza as Dr. Fate in William Messner-Loebs's run, that was pretty great. I really liked Hector Hall in JSA and Khalid in Earth 2 as well. Khalid Nassour in Levitz's Dr. Fate is nice. I like Kent but I haven't actually read that much with him as Dr. Fate in it.

    I also thought Jared Stevens had an extremely charming book in spite of his ridiculous design (the first book at least, wasn't a big fan of Giffen's take).

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    I don't know about best, but I found Hector Hall the most fun one to read about.

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    I like them all, they all have something that separates themselves from each other. I don't need to put down other characters like certain fans in the other Doctor Fate thread.

    And i personally think this thread is just going to turn into everyone crapping on the new kid.
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    the original Kent Nelson of course, he is and will always be "The Doctor Fate", the others are just guys in costumes.

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    Doc Fate


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane D View Post
    Doc Fate

    I second this!

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    I'm gonna go with the original. Loved him in All-Star Comics/Adventure Comics and, speciallly, in All-Star Squadron (for those that might claim he never had real character development).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Gordon View Post
    I second this!
    Ha.
    I third it.
    Loved Doc Fate.
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    Kent V Nelson would have been the ultimate Dr. Fate had Steve Gerber lived long enough to establish him; it was an unique, research based, deep take on all of the magical shenannigans.

    Ah, what it could have been.
    ConnEr Kent flies. ConnOr Hawke has a bow. Batman's kid is named DamiAn.

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    Which Doctor is my favorite?

    Tom Baker

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