Monday, July 29, 2013

Comics Give Back

For today's blog post I want to highlight some comic book charities that are doing something to give back to the community.

The first is comicsforheroes.org:

This is an organization that gives comics to our troops overseas, sends comics to schools and attempts to get comics in the hands of those that may not be able to afford them.  Here is their mission statement that is on their website:

"Comics For Heroes’ mission is to get comics to those who aren't able to get them on their own and promote everything good about comics. We do this by getting your donated comics to troops overseas and those not fortunate enough to be able to afford comics on their own, getting comics to kids in schools, trying to encourage people to pick up comics for the first time, spreading the word about the good that comics can do, and the positive influence they can have."

To donate to Comics for Heroes go to http://comicsforheroes.org/how-to-donate/how-to-donate/

The second comic charity I would like to bring to your attention is Comics for Kids:

They do not seem to have a website at the moment but you can look them up at the above link or on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Comicsforkids or contact them via twitter at @comics4_kids.

On their blog they give the following information about their charity:

"We are a non profit orgization based out of Tishomingo Mississippi. Our mission is to help kids love to read comics. We were founded in March of 2011. Our President and Founder is Michael Whitehead."

Lastly, I would be remiss if I did not mention DC Comics' We Can Be Heroes campaing:

DC is doing their part in fighting hunger in the Horn of Africa.  You can donate to the cause at https://donate.wecanbeheroes.org/

All three of these are great charities fighting to make a difference not only in our local communities but globally as well.  If you have some disposable income lying around that you don't know what to do with, please consider supporting these great causes.  

Friday, July 26, 2013

Dr. Fate Animated!

For this Friday I thought I would give you all images of the Good Doctor from his appearances in different animated shows.

Batman: Brave and the Bold

Young Justice (Aqualad as Dr. Fate)

Justice League Unlimited

Batman: Brave and the Bold

Superman: the Animated Series

Young Justice (Kid Flash as Dr. Fate)

Young Justice (Zatanna as Dr. Fate)



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Happy New Comic Book Day!

Don't forget to pick up the Constantine and Justice League Dark issues today that continue the events of the Trinity War!


Next month we get to see Dr. Fate appear in the Justice League Dark issue!  So I leave you with the above image of Dr. Fate and Constantine together in live action (picture taken from http://www.comicbookmovie.com/).  How awesome would it be to see these two team up in a Justice League Dark movie on the big screen?  

Monday, July 15, 2013

Dr. Fate Fan Film

Since I've received a few inquiries about the Dr. Fate fan film by Gary Lobstein I decided to repost the links to the videos.  And it has been more than a year since I posted this so I think it's good to revisit Dr. Fate's first ever live-action feature film.  The videos are very low-budget but still fun to watch.  Gary Lobstein manages to put some cool effects into the film and I really like his take on the Dr. Fate costume.  So with that I give you the three-part Dr. Fate film:

Part 1: Dr. Fate and the Crawling Chaos

Part 2: A Question of Fate (Featuring The Question)


Part 3: Dr. Fate Returns

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fun Friday Post

I don't post much Jared Stevens (Fate) stuff because I wasn't a fan of this incarnation of the character but this picture brought a smile to my face.  Art by piopaulosantana on Deviant Art.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dr. Fate's Live-Action Appearances

Yesterday's full release (no pun intended) of Axel Braun's Man of Steel Parody in stores marked the third time that Dr. Fate has made a live-action appearance.  I thought I would post a few pictures of all three of his previous appearances for everyone.  Here is hoping for more Dr. Fate in live-action films; whether they be fan films, television appearances, adult parodies or big screen appearances.  I just want to see more Doctor Fate on screen.  I'm really, really hoping that Guillermo Del Toro will put the Good Doctor in his Justice League Dark film.  With that, I give you Dr. Fate's live-action appearances:

1) Gary Lobstein's 2011 three part fan film "Dr. Fate and the Crawling Chaos"



2) Dr. Fate's appearance in WB's Smallville's "Absolute Justice" episode.



3) Vivid's Axel Braun Man of Steel XXX Parody.











Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Earth 2 October Solicitation

The DC Comics October solicitations are out on CBR.  Check out the solicit for Earth 2 #16


EARTH 2 #16
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by JUAN DOE
1:25 B&W Variant cover by JUAN DOE
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The war against Steppenwolf and the Hunger Dogs is over…all hope is lost!

Sadly this issue will mark James Robinson's departure from the Earth 2 world, and it looks like he may be leaving us mid-arc.  I'm sure Tom Taylor will pick up where Mr. Robinson left off and do something great with the book but sucks to see JR leaving right in the middle of a story, especially when it sounds like our heroes are not faring well against Steppenwolf's forces.  On the bright side, we get another beautiful street art-style cover from Juan Doe.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Earth 2 # 14 Review


This month's Earth 2 issue was a blast!  In the last few issues we've been seeing the beginnings of a new team forming with Green Lantern, Flash and Dr. Fate joining forces to defeat Wotan and before that several Wonders joining forces to defeat Grundy.  Now we have the first time that they carry out a planned attack versus Steppenwolf and his forces in Dherain.  Green Lantern, Flash and Dr. Fate decide to beat the World Army to the punch and take down Steppenwolf on their own which leads to some of Nicola Scott's best art in some beautiful action-filled pages.  After getting the jump on some of Steppenwolf's army and defeating them, the three Wonders meet with agents of the World Army who are also there for the purposes of taking down Dherain's newly self-appointed dictator.  After a short stand off between the World Army and the three Wonders they are visited by Steppenwolf's Dogs of War who they will surely have to join forces in order to defeat.  In this issue we also get a glipmse of Mr. Terrific again, who has been MIA for a while.  I certainly hope that he sticks around Earth 2 permanently.  

Overall, this was a great issue.  Lots of action, new characters, and we slowly see what we used to know as the JSA, come together once more.  I really enjoyed seeing Dr. Fate in action again, and once again, Fate becoming a character which others look to for insight.  Although he may not be the leader, he certainly speaks with authority and his words carry a lot of weight.  My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that I would love to see him use the ankh symbol a little more.  He doesn't have to do it all the time, but it is something that is so associated with him that it feels weird not to see him use the ankh as a shield or energy blast.  

Lastly, this issue continued to demonstrate that James Robinson was building to something really big and something really special with Earth 2.  Although I have full confidence on Tom Taylor's ability to take Earth 2 and make it something really fantastic, I can't help but lament that we won't see all of Mr. Robinson's ideas for this great book come into fruition.   

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy New Comic Book Day!

Happy New Comic Book Day everyone!  Don't forget to pick up your copy of Earth 2 that comes out today!  Also, wishing everyone an early Happy 4th of July.

The Justice Society's Big Three

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dr. Fate Art

Awesome Dr. Fate (in the Kent V. Nelson costume) piece by http://tsart.deviantart.com/ on Deviant Art.  Funny that he is mislabeled as Dr. Faith on the bottom left corner, that is what my wife calls him no matter how many times I correct her.