Dr. Fate, DC's Master of the Mystic Arts, was created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman. He first appeared in More Fun Comics #55 (May 1940). Here are two key panels from Fate's first story...
Dr. Fate continued as a headliner in MORE FUN for many years, often taking center stage on the front cover. Here are three memorable Dr. Fate covers...
When DC decided to modernize and revive their Golden Age heroes, starting with the Flash, Dr. Fate was one of the few who was NOT modernized. Fate, along with Hourman, were presented more or less exactly as they has been originally -- same secret identities, powers, and genre adventures.
BELOW: Cover seen in the ad above, pencils and inks by Murphy Anderson!
Beauty shot of the good doctor, by Murphy Anderson:
Solomon's Splash page!
Chapter splash page!
BELOW: An Ira Schnapp-designed ad for the second Doctor Fate/Hourman issue of Showcase, also by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson.
Pin-up portrait time! Dr. Fate exits his windowless tower in Salem, Mass., art by Walt Simonson.
Dr. Fate by Alex Ross
Remember reader, be good! Dr. Fate is watching you!