Doctor Fate #4

fatecover4 Doctor Fate #4 has hit the stands, some reviews below :) (Also a ComicVine Cover of the Week!)

Multiversity Comics

"The fluidity of [Liew's] style is mesmerizing, with the layouts and characters’ points of view always deserving of second looks to observe the care taken in creating this book."

The Fandom Post

"... I’m loving the more personal approach that Levitz and Liew are taking with it so that it can find its own voice and stand out from that point of view."


"...a lithe and charming monthly read... [a] beautifully rendered artistic display"*

*to be artfully selective :p


"There is a charm and originality to what Levitz and Liew have done reinventing Doctor Fate that for some reason makes this book completely irresistible... Doctor Fate is everything that the DC You relaunch was supposed to be about without any of the garbage that has killed so many other titles before their sixth issues."

Weekly Comic Book Review

"With well defined characters and a special attention to the sacred and mundane, Doctor Fate #4 is an example of what DC is doing right with DCYou."

Infinite Comix

"... the art has never dropped below beautiful... Interactions between Khalid and the Helm itself are beautifully colored, with huge swirls of power giving weight to the incredible power hidden in both Khalid and the Helm."

Some interiors below! :)




Thoughts on Pixar's Inside Out: I remember the sheer wonder of the early Pixar movies - Toy Story in particular. Since then they've devolved a little into formula; a more sophisticated one than the story arcs that most mainstream animation manage for sure, but it's that sophistication itself that becomes troubling. pixar

Everything about a Pixar movie is precisely calibrated, even it's flights of fancy. In Inside Out, the sequence where the characters end up in a realm of Abstract Thought reminded me of the God sequence in Studio 4C's Mind Games

But whilst the latter left your mind reeling with possibilities, suggested meanings, Pixar's sequence did exactly what it was intended to do, and no more.

And that extends to the movie as a whole. Part of the wonder of animations like Totoro and Mind Games is the feeling of anarchy, of the meeting of imaginations, an openness. With Inside Out, you might be moved, you'll laugh, be dazzled - but it'll be exactly in the same way as everyone else. It's a sort of contradiction - a studio filled with incredibly imaginative minds, making movies where the wildest imaginings become part of a preconcieved cookie cutter plan.

Doctor Fate #4 Inks

cover4final The cover for Doctor Fate #4, plus some inked pages below :)

Out next month

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art and cover by SONNY LIEW

On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Life is getting harder for the new Doctor Fate. Now, an ancient god wants to destroy him, a mystical flood threatens to drown him, and the riddle of the Sphinx eludes him. Also, homework.




Some reviews:

The Beeb

front The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is featured in Tessa Wong's piece for the BBC:

Could Singapore have become Communist?

The book is currently out in Singapore and Malaysia from Epigram books, and will be released elsewhere in March next year from Pantheon Books :)


Meanwhile copies of Boom Studio/Archaia's Hacktivist with a variant cover arrived in the mail :)


And finally, a pics taken at at Jaya Shopping Centre! Big thanks to Andrew for the invitation to sign some books and do some sketches there :)




Jibber and Jabbers

10153090_10153413971961948_4558391293172690592_n Dr. Fate #1 hit the stands this week, and the reprint of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye made it back to stores too!

Spoke to a a few folks about both books:

Steve Morris at Comics Alliance

Jennifer Deguzman at Publishers Weekly

Alex Tham at Buro

And here are some reviews:

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye:


The Middle Ground


Dr. Fate:


Comic Book Resources

The Beat

Pop Culture Uncovered

Too Dangerous For a Girl!

Scifi Jubilee

Hush Comics

Fandom Post

And meanwhile, Shadow Hero writer Gene Yang is of course writing Superman!

Dr. Fate Covers

cover2-fate Covers for the new Dr. Fate series from DC Comics, written by Paul Levitz. I'm handling cover and interior art, with Lee Louhridge on colors, Nick J. Napolitano lettering, edited by Brian Cunningham, Andy Khouri and Amedeo Turturro :)

Issue #1 is out on June 17th!


This image was cropped for the solicits due to sensitivity over the Germanwings tragedy.


There's rain. Lot's of rain :p