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Off My Mind: Will Doctor Doom Join the FF?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
There's been mention of secret members, could Doom be one of them?
When Marvel first announced Spider-Man joining the FF, it was also mentioned that along with the remaining members of the Fantastic Four there would be some top secret members to form an unstoppable force. I want to throw in the idea that we might be seeing Victor Von Doom, aka Doctor Doom, becoming one of those top secret members.
It might sound crazy. It might seem impossible. I think the possibility is there. The goal of the Future Foundation is to save the Marvel Universe from its greatest threats and prevent future dangers from arising. Doctor Doom is a brilliant man and would be a great ally against threats to the world.
But what reason is there to even suggest the possibility of him joining?
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The first reason is simple. In a Marvel preview we saw the cover to FF #2 by Daniel Acuña. This is what convinced me my suspicions were correct. The image (that you see above) shows Doom with a Future Foundation logo behind him (then again, it is all in flames so maybe I'm completely off base).
The second reason I suggest Doom could be joining is Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice President of Publishing, said that Hickman and Epting have some mind-blowing ideas and visuals. What would be more mind-blowing that Doctor Doom working side-by-side with his most hated enemy, Reed Richards?
The third reason goes back to last September's Fantastic Four #583. In this issue, Reed and Sue's daughter, Valeria, caught up on what Reed had been working on. He had the idea of solving everything but gave that up for his family. She then teleported herself to Doctor Doom's castle and told him her father built a very bad machine and forgot to tell anyone. When she entered the portal created by the machine, she discovered that her father made the wrong choice. He had to choose between personal happiness and the good of the world. He chose his family. She then tells Doom her father is going to need his help. When the Intelligencia kidnapped Doom for their scheme, he suffered some brain damage. Valeria said she would find a way to restore Doom to his normal brilliant self and he will help Reed in return. Doom agreed.
This deal hasn't been addressed since. The writing is on the wall. Doom will be working with Reed to solve everything and save the world. Will Doom get a new fancy team suit or will he apply paint and/or FF decals to his armor?