...that of the 1970s.
Being a major player in JLA/JSA team-ups was not his only function at this time, as he had two solo ventures worth taking a look at!
Here they are, appearing as if by magic!
The Mummy That Time ForgotFirst up is the first Dr. Fate solo tale since the 1940s, 1st Issue Special #9 (December, 1975) by Martin Pasko and Walt Simonson, all under a cover by Joe Kubert.
This issue was a great showcase for the golden gladiator, introducing readers of this issue to Kent Nelson, archeologist, who lives in a mystic tower in Salem, MA, with his wife, Inza...
...all the while harboring the mystic entity of ancient Lord of Order Nabu, which when Kent dons his helmet..
...turns Nelson into the protector of the universe, Doctor Fate!
Kent awakens, to go to study about Khalis....who was a follower of Anubis in 2030 B.C., and causing chaos in the Egypt of that time, until Nabu came and stopped the mad sorcerer, who was punished by being mummified alive, with Anubis insuring Khalis would stay alive, to come back at some future point to retrieve the amulet of his power...and that day was today!
Once the battle is completed, Inza and Kent reunite, getting back the amulet, and figuring out a way the three of them can live together.
A stunning story by Marty Pasko that added a little of the Egyptian look to Dr. Fate's bag of tricks, especially the use of the Ankh, all thanks to Walt Simonson's vibrant art, and one of many special issues of First Issue Special, which included characters like the Warlord , Metamorpho, Creeper and Atlas.
This Immortal Destiny
This issue starts with Inza brooding in Dr. Fate's Salem Tower, poring over the tomes that give life to Dr. Fate's history.
Young 12 year old Kent Nelson was accompanying his archeologist father, Sven Nelson, onto a dig in Sumeria, when the boy stumbled upon the sleeping form of Nabu, releasing him from his suspended animation (with the gas keeping him under killing Kent's dad).
But, Kent didn't know that would also mean handing control of his body over to Nabu, a fate which Inza was still wrestling with....
Earth-1 Black Canary relating the origin of her mother, the Earth-2-Black Canary).
These will be tales explored at a different time.
Golden Age adventure of Dr. Fate vs. Wotan, all under a wraparound cover by Walt Simonson, the first of three issues reprinting Dr. Fate (the next two focusing on stories from his time as a back up in the Flash), showing off the magic that is Dr. Fate!