([July] 2007)

DC, 2007 Series
 
Price:
75.00 USD; 92.00 CAD
Pages:
405
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Scott Nybakken
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Hardcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Although the book credits all stories to Gardner Fox, most of the later ones are actually by Joe Samachson. Doctor Fate's girlfriend Inza has several different last names throughout the series. Each record depicts what she is called in the story.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Foreword (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset

[The Menace of Wotan] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (introduction); Wotan (villain, introduction); Inza; Thomas Frawley
Synopsis:
Wotan kidnaps Inza to get at Dr. Fate, so Fate goes after him in order to rescue her.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate has no gloves, appears w/o a cape in many panels and appears w/o origin. Cover to this issue not reprinted in the archive edition. Synopsis modified by Craig Delich 11-05-07.

More Fun #56 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Wotan (villain)
Reprints:
Keywords:
superhero

[The Search for Wotan] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Wotan (villain); Inza
Synopsis:
Taking Inza with him to the region of the Styx, Dr. Fate is seeking Wotan, but is informed he is still alive and threatening to blow up the world!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate has no gloves. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 2007-11-06.

[The Fire Murders] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Magno the Mighty (villain); Legions of the Styx (villains)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate follows up a lead when several men are discovered burned to death [with no outward sign] by the "Flame of Lambent".
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate has no gloves; synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-06-07.

[Theft of the Book of Thoth] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; unnamed Wizard (villain, dies)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate searches for the lost book of Toth at the bottom of the River Koptos only to find it stolen by an evil wizard, who not only tries to kill Inza, but Fate in the process.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Fate has a red cape in the original. Synopsis modified by Craig Delich 11-06-07.

[The Globe Men from Outer Space] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza
Synopsis:
A cruise ship is attacked by aliens from outer space. Fate discovers the aliens depend on power contained in glass globes that they always carry.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Fate's cape is red in the original. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 11-08-07.

[The Menace of the Little Men] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; The Norns (villains)
Synopsis:
The discovery of foot high Gnomes or dwarves spurs Inza to contact Fate to look into the situation, and finds them attacking New York City!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-08-07.

More Fun #61 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]
Reprints:

[Menace of the Nebula] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; The Globe Men (villains)
Synopsis:
A mysterious space globe threatens to rip Earth out of its orbit, so Dr. Fate journeys to the planet of the Globe Men to take out their menace forever. Then he spends the last page defeating a mad scientist in South America.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate wears no gloves. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 11-08-07.

[Menace of the Metal Men] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Raymond Rall (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
A mad scientist Raymond Rall, builds robots to make war on Earth in order to eventually obtain a vast treasure that rightfully belongs to others.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Fate still has no gloves. Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich 11-11-07.

[The Sorcerer] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Haldane the Sorcerer (Villain); John Jerome Jr. (Villain); John Jerome Sr. (Villain)
Synopsis:
Doctor Fate responds to Inza's thoughts after a sorceror tries to kill a millionaire with black magic and turns Inza to stone.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate wears gloves for the first time. Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-11-07. Oddity: John Jerome Jr. comes up to Inza in the 2nd panel and tells her that he has read about her in More Fun Comics!

[The Menace of Mayoor] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Mayoor (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate and Inza visit an ancient temple and run smack into Mayoor, the ancient evil Mayan god, who puts Inza under his evil spell.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-14-07.

[The Fish-Men of Nyarl-Amen] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Nyarl-Amen (first appearance; villains; death)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate spots one of the Fish-Men of Nyarl-Amen in his crystal ball, from a dynasty of 50,000 years before, and sets out to stop them from over-running the globe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich 11-17-07.

[The Leopard Girl] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Leopard Girl [Helen]; Ray Knight; Sarkiss (villain)
Synopsis:
Doctor Fate exposes a supernatural fraud that is drugging a woman, giving her mottled skin like that of a leopard, then reveals his identity to Inza.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-17-07.

[The Origin of Dr. Fate] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Nabu (Intro); Sven Nelson; Inza; Nergal, Lord of the Underworld (Villain)
Synopsis:
In 1920 young Kent Nelson and his father explore the mysteries of the pyramids, there Kent meets Nabu the Wise, an exile from the planet Cilia, who helped build the pyramids. Nabu trains Kent in the mysteries of the universe until Kent assumes the role of Dr. Fate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult; origin

Indexer Notes

Weird Secret Origins incorrectly credits this story to More Fun 55. Name Kent Nelson used for the first time. Lettering credit added by Craig Delich 11-17-07.

More Fun #68 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:

[Murder in Baranga Marsh] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Serge Roltavich; The Master (Villain; Intro; Death); Nasha (Villain)
Synopsis:
A mad man invents a sound system that kills people at a distance and Dr. Fate sets out to halt the senseless murders that have already occurred.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Oddity: in the first few panels, Kent Nelson wears the golden cape of Dr. Fate. Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-18-07.

More Fun # 69 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:

[The Shadow Killers] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Ian Karkull (Villain; Intro); Everett Dahlen (Villain)
Synopsis:
Following up the strange sighting of men who appear only as shadows, Doctor Fate must track down Karkull, who has invented the machine making this possible, turning him into a shadow for all eternity.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit & synopsis modification made by Craig Delich 11-20-07.

More Fun #70 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:

[Wotan and Karkull] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Wotan (Villain); Ian Karkull (Villain); Inza; Bob Walker
Synopsis:
Ken Nelson and Inza investigate the strange "wind that laughs" that apparently killed every member of the ill-fated Arundel Expedition, but it's Dr. Fate who discovers the evil behind it: Wotan and Karkull, who team up to destroy Dr. Fate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit & modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-20-07.

More Fun #71 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:

[The Great Drought] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Adam Igorovich (Villain; Intro; Death); Nickolai (Villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate investigates a weird villain who can stop the Earth's rotation and even draw it into the Sun!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

The last issue featuring Dr. Fate's full helmet. Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich 11-27-07.

More Fun #72 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kriegsmarine; submarines; swastikas; u-boats; World War II

[The Forger] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Cramer; Inza's Grandmother Cramer; Inza's Grandfather Cramer; Fingers Beaumont (villain); Ricki
Synopsis:
Inza visits her grandparents' farm and discovers a gang of criminals has been stealing money from farmers' bank accounts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half mask for the first time and is overcome by gas vapors. Inza's last name revealed for the first time? Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

More Fun #73 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

[Mr. Who] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Butch; Mr. Hadow (billionaire); Mr. Who (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate faces the threat of a new criminal called Dr. Who, who has created "Solution Z", with which he can grow to a tremendous size and become invisible. Fate must stop him from seizing the famed Almond Diamond.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult; Solution Z

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half-mask. The series takes a pretty strong change in direction at this point,at the hands of new editor Weisinger, as Dr. Fate acts as a traditional super-hero, punching and wisecracking, rather than spouting on about matter and energy and astral planes and such. An interesting note is that Mr. Who's "Solution Z" cures all ills, can grow back lost limbs and even protect the user from death.

More Fun #74 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

[Mr. Who Lives Again] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Mr. Who (Villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Who uses his "Solution Z" to adapt himself to any danger, including taking over, in disguise, as the city Mayor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis modification by Craig Delich 11-29-07.

More Fun #75 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:

[The Battle Against Time] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Sanders; The Dude (Villain; Intro); Bert Wescott (Villain)
Synopsis:
Inza asks Dr. Fate to help clear a convicted murderer before his scheduled execution time at midnight.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Inza's last name given as "Sanders". Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich 11-30-07.

More Fun #76 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate; Michael Krugor
Reprints:

The King of Crime (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Carmer; Michael Krugor (Villain); Cardwell Bates (Villain)
Synopsis:
Cardwell Bates tries to steal his wife's gem, "The Sultan of Singapore" in order to pay off his debts. Michael Krugor, who instigated the robbery, plays murderous chess with Dr. Fate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Inza's last name given as "Carmer". Lettering credit added by Craig Delich 12-01-07.

[Art for Crime's Sake] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Sanders; Loo Tung; Uhlan (Villain); Betsy Brown; Bill Brown
Synopsis:
Uhlan tries to steal a mystic painting that is a portal to another dimension, and Doctor Fate enters its portals to rescue Inza, Betsy and Bill.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Inza's last name given as "Sanders". Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich 12-02-07.

[The Wax Museum Killers] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Goliath (villain); Jesse James; Nero; Captain Kidd; Inza Carmer
Synopsis:
Doctor Fate must face the prospect of battling wax figures of history's greatest villains that have come to life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-05-07.

[The Deadly Designs of Mr. Who] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Mr. Who (villain); P. J. Moggan
Synopsis:
Using Solution Z, Mr. Who can grow, shrink and walk through walls and safes, but uses the solution to also impersonate one P. J. Moggan in order to obtain his vast wealth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-05-07.

[The Octopus] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Cramer; The Octopus (Villain)
Synopsis:
The Octopus uses his amazing spray gun to condense the gases in the air to form dark clouds. He creates a phony amusement park run by crooks to use that ability to obtain signatures of wealthy people in order to forge their names.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half-helmet. Inza's last name given as Cramer. Letterer credit & synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-07-07.

Hall of Lost Heirs (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Clock (Villain); Inza; Stanley Kovacks; Erna Hanley; Hector Borne; Taggart
Synopsis:
The Clock supplies phoney lost heirs to collect millions in legacies and kidnaps the real heirs so they can't interfere.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half-helmet. Letterer credit addded by Craig Delich.

Luck for Sale (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Red Sage (Villain); Al Quigg; Inza
Synopsis:
The Red Sage holds people in his power by threatening to manipulate the stock market in such a way as for them to lose their fortunes unless they do his bidding.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synposis added by Craig Delich 12-08-07.

The Two Fates (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson](half-mask, with cape); The Two Fates [Jagor; Mario] (Villain); Inza; Lucky Lewis
Synopsis:
Two former Gypsy carnival workers set themselves up in opposition to Dr. Fate, as the Two Fates, who offer to sell amateur tapestries to individuals for a large sum, with the guarantee that the fate shown in it will come true.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate's tower called "Castle Destiny". Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-08-07.

Crime's Hobby House (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Mordaunt Grimm (villain)
Synopsis:
Mordaunt Grimm, while working on a movie production that features people and their hobbies, get the idea to use those people's hobbies to commit crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Story takes place in Gotham City; with this issue, the golden epaulettes on Fate's shoulders disappear for good; letterer credit & modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-10-07.

The Man Who Changed Faces (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Carl Grubber (Villain); Dr. Brennen
Synopsis:
Kent tells Inza he's been studying medicine and becomes an intern at the Wetherby Free Clinic. Meanwhile Fate discovers Carl Grubber is forcing Dr. Brennen to perform plastic surgery on dangerous criminals.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Kent Nelson becomes a medical doctor and drops his cape from his costume.
Change in direction instigated by new editor, Jack Schiff?
Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Man Who Wanted No Medals (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Dr. Roland; Dr. Paul Lawrence; Inza Carmer; The Gas Gun Gang (Villain); The Streak; Dr. Canning
Synopsis:
Dr. Lawrence refuses to take a medal for his accomplishments, and instead goes to a small town to become a consultant. When Dr. Fate investigates, he discovers that the reason hLawrence didn't accept the medal is because the discoveries that brought him fame were actually made by another doctor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-10-07.

The Mystery of Room 406 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Dr. Marsh; John Cornelius; The Frog (villain)
Synopsis:
When every patient housed in Room 406 of the hospital dies, Dr. Kent Nelson decides the only way to find out what has happened is to be admitted as a patient in that room himself!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-10-07. With Siegel drafted, Fox switches to the Spectre and Joe Samachson takes over Doctor Fate.

The Victim of Dr. Fate (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Doctor Roland; Mad Dog McBain (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Nelson believes his negligence has lead to a witness's death and the freeing of Mad Dog McBain from his murder of twelve innocent people.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-18-07.

Case of the Crystal Crimes (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Krishna Das (villain); Inza Carmer
Synopsis:
Against the advice of Kent, Inza visits a crooked fortune teller and nearly is run down in the road, as he had predicted. However, when Dr. Fate begins an investigation into this fraud's activities, he nearly loses his own life in the process.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-19-07.

Case of the Healthy Patient (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Carmer; Mr. Campbell; Dr. Wright; Din Din the movie dog
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate, believing that a Dr. Wright has committed a perfectly healthy patient to the hospital, investigates and discovers that someone is after something of importance in the doctor's home: a book on animal diseases.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Last appearance of Inza.
Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-22-07.

The Man Who Belittled Dr. Fate (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Mr. Who (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Who, after getting some his Solution Z smuggled into prison, escapes from his cell and is able to shrink Doctor Fate down to miniature size and imprison him in a bird cage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-24-07.

Fate Turns Back the Clock (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Clock (Villain); Aloysius Googe
Synopsis:
When Kent Nelson investigates the attempted murder of Dr. Fate by a mummy donated to a local museum by a millionaire, he discovers the true perpetrator of the plot: the Clock!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-25-07.

The Legend of Lucky Lane (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Lucky Lane (Villain; Introduction; Death); Chicago Charlie
Synopsis:
Lucky Lane, who has a record of a very murderous career, believes his lucky ring will protect him from justice, and Dr. Fate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-27-07. Writer id confirmed by use of typical Samachson words such as "EEEAAH" and "Unexpectedly..."

The Destiny of Mr. Coffin (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Mr. Charles Coffin; Thomas Coffin (villain); Herbie the Horse (villain)
Synopsis:
One evening Doctor Fate runs into a man who takes the wildest of chances, fully believing that he was born a victim of fate because his name contains 13 letters!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Stan Aschmeier to Kozlak, verified by Craig Delich and Jerry Bails, added 2010-5-22.

Flame in the Night (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Martin Main; Packy (villain); Deadpan (villain)
Synopsis:
Martin Main has a hobby: collecting matchboxes. However, when he picks one up at the scene of a murder, he doesn't realize the secret that it contains MAY cost him his life!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Stan Aschmeier to Kozlak, verified by Craig Delich and Jerry Bails, added 2010-5-22. Contains Samachson catchphrase "EEEEHHH".

Forgotten Magic (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Nabu?; Haney (villain)
Synopsis:
The Wizard responsible for Dr. Fate's powers loses his own temporarily, so Fate does too --- but he still has to rescue a bunch of miners trapped in a cave-in.
Reprints:
Keywords:
occult; supernatural

Pharoah's Lamp (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Hairless Harry (villain); Tupper; Dane
Synopsis:
A Mr. Tupper gains control over a valuable lamp that supposedly carries the curse of a Pharaoh, leading one Hairless Harry to attempt to get it and Fate out to prove the curse is phony!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-27-07. Writer Id by Bob Hughes: contains Samachson's trademark "EEEHHH"

The Bashful King of Crime (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Stumpy Small (Villain); Henry Halfpint
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate thinks he is seeing double when a young kid, found at the scene of a crime, is instead an exact double for a wanted criminal.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-27-07.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. Foreword
  3. 2. [The Menace of Wotan]
    Doctor Fate
  4. 3. More Fun #56
    Doctor Fate
  5. 4. [The Search for Wotan]
    Doctor Fate
  6. 5. [The Fire Murders]
    Doctor Fate
  7. 6. [Theft of the Book of Thoth]
    Doctor Fate
  8. 7. [The Globe Men from Outer Space]
    Doctor Fate
  9. 8. [The Menace of the Little Men]
    Doctor Fate
  10. 9. More Fun #61
    Doctor Fate
  11. 10. [Menace of the Nebula]
    Doctor Fate
  12. 11. [Menace of the Metal Men]
    Doctor Fate
  13. 12. [The Sorcerer]
    Doctor Fate
  14. 13. [The Menace of Mayoor]
    Doctor Fate
  15. 14. [The Fish-Men of Nyarl-Amen]
    Doctor Fate
  16. 15. [The Leopard Girl]
    Doctor Fate
  17. 16. [The Origin of Dr. Fate]
    Doctor Fate
  18. 17. More Fun #68
    Doctor Fate
  19. 18. [Murder in Baranga Marsh]
    Doctor Fate
  20. 19. More Fun # 69
    Doctor Fate
  21. 20. [The Shadow Killers]
    Doctor Fate
  22. 21. More Fun #70
    Doctor Fate
  23. 22. [Wotan and Karkull]
    Doctor Fate
  24. 23. More Fun #71
    Doctor Fate
  25. 24. [The Great Drought]
    Doctor Fate
  26. 25. More Fun #72
    Doctor Fate
  27. 26. [The Forger]
    Doctor Fate
  28. 27. More Fun #73
    Doctor Fate
  29. 28. [Mr. Who]
    Doctor Fate
  30. 29. More Fun #74
    Doctor Fate
  31. 30. [Mr. Who Lives Again]
    Doctor Fate
  32. 31. More Fun #75
    Doctor Fate
  33. 32. [The Battle Against Time]
    Doctor Fate
  34. 33. More Fun #76
    Doctor Fate
  35. 34. The King of Crime
    Doctor Fate
  36. 35. [Art for Crime's Sake]
    Doctor Fate
  37. 36. [The Wax Museum Killers]
    Doctor Fate
  38. 37. [The Deadly Designs of Mr. Who]
    Doctor Fate
  39. 38. [The Octopus]
    Doctor Fate
  40. 39. Hall of Lost Heirs
    Doctor Fate
  41. 40. Luck for Sale
    Doctor Fate
  42. 41. The Two Fates
    Doctor Fate
  43. 42. Crime's Hobby House
    Doctor Fate
  44. 43. The Man Who Changed Faces
    Doctor Fate
  45. 44. The Man Who Wanted No Medals
    Doctor Fate
  46. 45. The Mystery of Room 406
    Doctor Fate
  47. 46. The Victim of Dr. Fate
    Doctor Fate
  48. 47. Case of the Crystal Crimes
    Doctor Fate
  49. 48. Case of the Healthy Patient
    Doctor Fate
  50. 49. The Man Who Belittled Dr. Fate
    Doctor Fate
  51. 50. Fate Turns Back the Clock
    Doctor Fate
  52. 51. The Legend of Lucky Lane
    Doctor Fate
  53. 52. The Destiny of Mr. Coffin
    Doctor Fate
  54. 53. Flame in the Night
    Doctor Fate
  55. 54. Forgotten Magic
    Doctor Fate
  56. 55. Pharoah's Lamp
    Doctor Fate
  57. 56. The Bashful King of Crime
    Doctor Fate
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Bob Hughes