What is Doom like in the comics?

#1 Posted by Skulexander (102 posts) - - Show Bio

What is Doctor Doom like in the comics? I've read few comics. I'm interested in knowing since when I saw that episode of that Avengers cartoon, The Private War of Doctor Doom. He was so kick-ass in that, taking on the entire Avengers and Fantastic Four teams at once.

#2 Posted by SmashBrawler (5949 posts) - - Show Bio

He's awesome.

#3 Posted by tomlikesfries (4694 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome and bad@ss.

#4 Posted by DJ1107 (244 posts) - - Show Bio

FAAAAAAAAARRRR Better then that piece of s*** movie version of him. He owns a country, has magic, doombots, a deep character, has taken the powers of several deities, a tragic past, and is overall a huge badass. He is not some cardboard villain with steel skin, doesn't shoot lightning from his hands, & isn't that douchbag from Nip/tuck.

#5 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

@DJ1107 said:

FAAAAAAAAARRRR Better then that piece of s*** movie version of him. He owns a country, has magic, doombots, a deep character, has taken the powers of several deities, a tragic past, and is overall a huge badass. He is not some cardboard villain with steel skin, doesn't shoot lightning from his hands, & isn't that douchbag from Nip/tuck.

Just picked up that Marvel Now Fantastic Four. Hope to see Doom within a year or two. Though I realize he was just in the last storyline that Hickman did apparently.

#6 Posted by Skulexander (102 posts) - - Show Bio

What's a good series to read with him in it?

#7 Edited by OmegaHans (209 posts) - - Show Bio

@Skulexander: I highly recommend Marvel's Secret Wars, if you ever have the opportunity to read it. It's a classic, but a timeless one.

Also a story called Infinity War, which had him teaming up with Kang the Conqueror.

Books of Doom, by Brubaker.

Finally, any old Fantastic Four books from between 1962 (his origin) to 1985 (John Byrne run) that have him in it, particularly demonstrates his historical greatness.

His recent depictions in the books have in my opinion not been to par, but still, he's Doom. The one and only. There's not too many supervillains in the MU to this day who can match his intelligence, and who is not more feared and yet even respected by heroes and villains alike.

#8 Posted by The Lobster (1521 posts) - - Show Bio

If you liked him in The Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes Cartoon, You'll Like Comic Book Doctor Doom. They're pretty much exactly the same. Doom is a bit more of a master manipulator and sorcerer in the comics.

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