- Every journey -- even one to the edge of existence and realms beyond -- must come to an end. Whether the terminus is a place on a map, a marker on the path of life, or a state of being, every traveler gets there... sooner or later. By intention or fluke. By serendipity or misfortune. Through random chance, or inexorable -- Fate.
- -- Narrator
Appearing in "More Pain Comics (Part I) - Descent into the Psychosphere"
- Doctor Fate (Kent V. Nelson) (First appearance)
- Black Alice (Flashback only)
- Blue Devil (Flashback only)
- Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) (Flashback only)
- Detective Chimp (Flashback only)
- Enchantress (Flashback only)
- Ibis (Danny Khalifa) (Flashback only)
- Nightmaster (Flashback only)
- Phantom Stranger (Flashback only)
- Ragman (Flashback only)
- Sargon (David Sargent) (Flashback only)
- Thoth (Flashback only)
- Zatanna (Flashback only)
- Zauriel (Flashback only)
- Devourer of Souls
- Nabu (Behind the scenes)
- Laryn (Flashback only)
- Marissa Nelson (Flashback only)
- Mister Keenan (Flashback only)
- Russell Keenan (Flashback only)
- Salem (cover only)
Synopsis for "More Pain Comics (Part I) - Descent into the Psychosphere"
The Helmet of Fate has landed... on Kent Nelson - a man so far down on his luck, he doesn't know what luck is! The transformative nature of the helmet grants him powers he can't begin to comprehend... but will they make his life better, or even worse?
Appearing in "A Syzygy in Plastic, Part One: Occultation"
- William Hanson (First appearance)
- Father Cooper
Synopsis for "A Syzygy in Plastic, Part One: Occultation"
- Synopsis not yet written.
- Countdown to Mystery is an eight-issue limited series that ties in with the weekly Countdown title.
- The events from this issue coincide with events chronicled in Countdown #32.
- Includes DC Nation #79 editorial by Dan DiDio.
- This issue contains flashbacks to events that took place during the Day of Vengeance limited series and the five Helmet of Fate one-shot specials.
- Originally, Doctor Fate was scheduled to debut in his own ongoing comic book series slated for April of 2007. Due to health reasons, Steve Gerber was unable to commit to the project at that time, and it was repackaged as the primary story-arc for the Countdown to Mystery series.
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Links and References
- Countdown to Mystery series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Countdown to Mystery series index at Comicbookdb.com
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