MEETING THE DOCTOR WITH STEVE GERBER: TALKING DC’S DR. FATE
by Zack Smith
Since the 1970s, Steve Gerber has been one of the most original and offbeat writers in comic books. Gerber’s subversive, existential works range from groundbreaking runs on The Defenders and Man-Thing to such original creations as the recent Hard Time for DC/Paradox. His work is so influential that on October 3, Marvel is scheduled to ship the first issues of new miniseries featuring his creations Howard the Duck, Foolkiller and most controversially, Omega the Unknown.
Gerber also has a new project of his own on the shelves – Countdown to Mystery, featuring his new take on DC’s classic character Doctor Fate with artist Justiniano (The Creeper, Day of Vengeance). In the first part of an extensive interview, Gerber chatted candidly about his plans for Doctor Fate, and why this incarnation of the character might avoid the pitfalls that surrounded the previous versions.