226 – Dr. Fate: Countdown to Mystery

Dr. Fate: Countdown to Mystery

We bust out DC’s weird doctor this week and read “Dr. Fate: Countdown to Mystery,” by Steve Gerber. While this isn’t the best Fate story, it’s pretty much the only one ever collected into a trade. The comic introduces us to a new inheritor of the Helm of Nabu. As we learn about Kent Nelson and his struggles, we see what makes him worthy of the mantle. We talk about the depictions of homelessness and alcoholism, the weird character constructions for Inza and Maddy, and the four different endings that various writers came up with after Gerber passed away before finishing the story. Plus, we chat about gundams. Again. For past episodes, go to www.WelcometoComics.com. To support the show, become a patron over at www.patreon.com/WelcometoComics today. Next week: “Thor: Goddess of Thunder” by Jason Aaron!