Comic Book Review: Doctor Doom (2019)

Details: Currently ongoing. More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/series/27932/doctor_doom_2019_-_2020

Score: 6/10

Somewhere along the way, Doctor Doom became one of my favorite characters. Part of that was because of Hickman’s time on the Fantastic Four and Secret Wars. Part of that was because of the Infamous Iron Man series where Doom became a good guy for a while. In any case, I really wanted to see more of the character.

Then this new series comes along that is all about Doctor Doom. This series focuses on all the aspects that make up the villain that is Doctor Doom. We get a look at the scientist aspect of Doom. We also get to see how Doom behaves as the leader of a country and his interactions with the rest of the world governments. Lastly, we get to see how Doom interacts with the other super villains of the Marvel universe as he himself is a super villain.

The story basically follows Doom getting dethroned. He is accused of some high crimes by the world’s government and goes on the run. Not something that is common for Doctor Doom. We follow Doom as he builds up his strength and tries to retake his country.

The story is fine, but it’s still a bit early to make any big judgments. I like seeing Doom vulnerable as he is often shown as an invincible character. Sadly, there is little to none of the morally gray character we saw in Infamous Iron Man. The Doom portrayed here is a super villain through and through and the reasoning he uses to get through his life is undoubtedly malevolent.

The art is fine.

Overall, the series is entertaining enough, but I would love to see a bit more of the Infamous Iron Man character. One who tries to do good despite his nature. This Doom here gives into his nature and any apparent acts of good are in truth self serving.

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