SOD.040 – Fatalistic


12 Responses to SOD.040 – Fatalistic

  1. Demented The Clown says:

    Nice Helm

  2. kingmonkey says:

    I always thought Dr. Fate got pretty poorly used in most series. Granted I haven’t read anything with him/her/them/it in it in a while, but still… short end of the stick. You know?

  3. Jeff Hebert says:

    I agree, they never really seemed to know what do with him. He was stuck halfway between being just a regular spandex-clad super-hero guy and a Dr. Strange full-on Mystic Warrior. I personally thought they should have gone the latter route, an Order Knight kind of thing.

    For me, though, it was always all about the helm. I love that thing.

  4. darkvatican says:

    Dr Fate has been one of my favs since reading old all-star squadron comics as a kid. The helmet was definitely a big selling point, too. Great choice of subject for a pic, Jeff!

  5. Worf says:

    Hmm…. weird timing Jeff…. Have you been watching Smallville?????

  6. theTopaz says:

    he was on small ville freeze guy stole the helmet from his body

  7. The Atomic Punk says:

    Nice rendering. I noticed the exposed ears. Other artists have drawn Dr. Fate wtih his ears protuding from the helment. Just from the stand-point of vulnerability…

  8. Jeff Hebert says:

    It doesn’t make a lot of sense from a real armor point of view, no, but that’s the way they do it in Order-town, I guess. I did change up his cap a bit, usually he has these odd shoulder bulge things and the cape’s just on his back, but I always thought it should come up in the front instead.

  9. The Atomic Punk says:

    More like a clasp than shoulderpads. It does give him a leaner look. More hoplite than centurion.

    I noticed the ears probably from playing GURPS and Champions. Always looking for that critical blow. Our campaigns tended to be “realistic”. That’s one of the reasons why I create characters with little obvious foci. Unless the tone is cinematic.

  10. kingmonkey says:

    Y’ever wonder why they went with the half-mask? I mean, I know the story reason, but really? It looked a bit lame.

  11. Jeff Hebert says:

    I agree, the half-mask was a desecration.