View Poll Results: Who was the first (Dr.) Fate you ever read about?

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  • Kent Nelson - first appeared in More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940)

    49 63.64%
  • Eric and Linda Strauss - Doctor Fate #1 (July 1987)

    8 10.39%
  • Inza Nelson - became Dr. Fate in Doctor Fate #25 (February 1991)

    4 5.19%
  • Jared Stevens (as "Fate") - Fate #0 (October 1994)

    1 1.30%
  • Hector Hall - first seen as Dr. Fate in JSA #3 (Oct. 1999)

    8 10.39%
  • Kent V. Nelson - Countdown to Mystery #1 (Nov. 2007)

    1 1.30%
  • Khalid Ben-Hassin - Earth 2 #9 (Feb. 2013)

    0 0%
  • Khalid Nassour - Doctor Fate #1 (June 2015)

    4 5.19%
  • other? (please explain in separate post)

    2 2.60%
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    Default Who was the first (Dr.) Fate you ever read about?

    For those who bore the mantle of "Dr. Fate" (or in one case, just "Fate"), which was the first you ever read about?
    * Kent Nelson - first appeared in More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940)
    * Eric and Linda Strauss - Doctor Fate #1 (July 1987)
    * Inza Nelson - Inza Cramer (later married Kent Nelson) first appeared in More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940); became Doctor Fate in Doctor Fate #25 (February 1991)
    * Jared Stevens (as "Fate") - Fate #0 (October 1994)
    * Hector Hall - first seen as Doctor Fate in JSA #3 (Oct. 1999)
    * Kent V. Nelson - Kent Nelson's grandnephew; Countdown to Mystery #1 (Nov. 2007)
    * Khalid Ben-Hassin - Earth 2 #9 (Feb. 2013)
    * Khalid Nassour - related to Kent Nelson; appeared in Doctor Fate #1 (June 2015)
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    My intro was in backup stories in The Flash from the early 80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic Autist View Post
    My intro was in backup stories in The Flash from the early 80s.
    So, wouldn't that have been the original Kent Nelson?

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    No idea. I was 10 or 11 and didn't care. I bought it for Flash.

    The first Dr. Fate I was familiar with was the 2000s era JSA. The Hawks kid? I was (am) a tad confused.

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    Kent Nelson was fate until the early 90's I believe.

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    I'm not gonna say I'm old, but I used to read "The Adventures of Nabu" brand new on pyramid walls.

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    Oops voted for the wrong Kent Nelson. Didn't realize there was two and just voted for the first name I saw (which is the created in 2007 one, meant the original)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan12456 View Post
    Oops voted for the wrong Kent Nelson. Didn't realize there was two and just voted for the first name I saw (which is the created in 2007 one, meant the original)
    Wow...you really messed up.

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    Kent Nelson. Probably the origin story that was reprinted in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA No. 95 (December '71). I might have discovered him before that in various other places, but that's the story that sticks in my memory. However, I wanted to mention 1ST ISSUE SPECIAL No. 9 (December '75) that featured Dr. Fate (Kent Nelson) with Inza, by Marty Pasko and Walt Simonson. I think that was a comic that made everybody sit up and take notice. It was one of those comics where a creative team shows the potential in a neglected character. I think a lot of fans took note of that comic and I don't understand why it didn't lead to anything major for the hero.
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    I voted for the first choice which was THE ONE TRUE Doctor Fate
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    Hector Hall for me from the pages of JSA. I kinda liked how Nabu, the Hawks, Black Adam, and the Orb of Ra/Metamorpho all conveniently crossed paths in the old days.

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    I first came across the character of Fate when he appeared briefly in the Books of Magic, which somehow I found at my school library in Fourth Grade.

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    Mine was Kent Nelson.
    IIRC, it was the JLA/JSA crossover with the New Gods.
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    Kent Nelson 41 years ago.
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    The J.M Dematteis one so... Linda and Eric, I think.
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