Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Doctor Destiny

Today Scott gave me the his latest portrait and I liked it so much I thought I'd post it ahead of a few that I got last week.

Doctor Destiny was originally a Justice League Of America super villain but Gaiman incorporated the character into the first Sandman storyline. Doctor Destiny fought the JLA many times and before his final battle, he used the ruby of Morpheus as a weapon. Doctor Destiny's power over the dream stone grew and became so strong that the only way the JLA was able to stop him from his mad quest was to hypnotize him and manipulate his mind preventing him from dreaming. The JLA locked him in Arkham Asylum.

In Preludes And Nocturnes, John Dee is still in Arkham Asylum, but after his mother dies, he escapes to get the ruby that was taken away from him. Once he regains the ruby he causes a great deal of chaos for humanity. One small example of this havok is in the horrific and fantastic issue called "24 Hours" (Issue # 6). It was only when Dream destroyed the ruby that Doctor D's control of dreams was ended. Dream then returned John Dee to Arkham Asylum where he belonged.

For those of you who like a bit of trivia, Doctor D appears in one panel of The Wake. Can you find him?

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