A to Z Blogging Challenge | D for Doctor Fate and Dead Man
Doctor Fate gets his/her power while wearing the “Helmet of Fate” which belongs to Nabu the wise. Doctor Fate mantle has been donned by many over the years but I will be writing about the first ever person who took the mantle. Kent Nelson, he is a son of an archaeologist father Kven Nelson. During one of their digs in Mesopotamia (Yes, you read that right, Kent was born in 1928) Kent opens the coffin of Nabu which kills his father. Nabu took pity on Kent and to repay his loss Nabu teaches Kent the Mystic Arts. The Helmet of Fate and the Amulet of Anubis will enhance the powers of Kent. Thus we see the beginning of Sorcerer Supreme of Earth.
Some of his Powers and abilities without Nabu Talismans include Super Strength and Speed, Telepathy, Telekinesis (Moving objects with the power of the mind), Flight, Invulnerability, Mystical senses and much more. With the Nabu Talismans, the rage of powers differs and they include Invisibility, Time Travel, Damage resistance, Illusion casting, Memory erasing, Immortality, Mystical bolts, Teleportation and much more.
Some Reading Recommendations:
Doctor Fate Volume 1 – Written by J.M. DeMatteis is a four-volume Mini-Series which gives you a glimpse of Kent Nelson’s last adventures and the next Doctor Fate’s introductions.
Immortal Doctor Fate by Martin Pasko comprises of the Adventures of Doctor Fate from the Bronze age
Additionally, you can watch Justice League Unlimited Animated Series to understand more about Doctor Fate.
Boston Brand aka The Deadman is a well-known Trapeze artist who was murdered by the members of League of Assassins. Upon death, the Hindu goddesses of balance Rama Kushna grants him the power to settle his score with his killer. Deadman is now one of the prominent members of Justice League Dark along with Constantine and others.
Some of his powers include Spectre, as a spectre Deadman has more Supernatural abilities and the most important one being possession. The power of deadman is strong that he could take total control of the host’s body. He is also invisible to most people except that of who possess powers as his.
Some Reading recommendations:
Deadman Volume 1 by Paul Jenkins
The Complete Collection of Deadman by Mike Baron. These two should get you started.
Watch Justice League Dark (2017) movie to understand more about him.
Few other Characters whom I considered for this post are:
Duplicate Girl – Who has the ability to split herself into an endless number of bodies.
Doctor Mid-Nite – Well, Dare Devil was copied from this character with few alterations and upgradations.
Damage – The Name explains it all. He is considered to be the son of Atom from Golden Age.
To read the previous post, Please go here.
Hope you enjoyed the post. Ciao 🙂
“The Deadman is a well-known Trapeze artist who was murdered by the members of League of Assassins. Upon death, the Hindu goddesses of balance Rama Kushna grants him the power to settle his score with his killer.”
Wow! do the ‘Gods’ appear? this is available somewhere?
Not completely but at the initial stages and throughout the series here and there… For the starters I would suggest you to Watch the Justice League Dark Movie