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Doctor Doom: The Book Of Doom Omnibus

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Experimental try-out title Marvel Super-Heroes #20 (May 1969) awarded the villain his first full-length solo shot in ‘This Man… This Demon!’ Written by Larry Lieber & Roy Thomas, and illustrated by Lieber, Giacoia & Colletta, it restated Doom’s origins and revealed a youthful dalliance with an innocent Romani maid named Valeria. In the now, that failed relationship was exploited by demon alchemist Diablo who claimed to need an ally and partner but truly sought a slave. Doom dealt with the charlatan in typically effective style… Conversely, some books contain stories so big that they manage to feel massive and universe-spanning.


Represented here by Secret Wars #10-12 (February-April 1985), ‘Death to the Beyonder!’ sees Doom makes his move, using a hastily constructed device to absorb all the omnipotent instigator’s power, using the stolen energies to rebuild himself and declare the Secret War over with Doom the sole victor…Fantastic Four #318-320 & Incredible Hulk #350, collected in Fantastic Four Epic Collection: The More Things Change… Plus, the event led to the release of the very first Doctor Doom action figure complete with new badass battle armor. Victory! Emperor Doom Graphic Novel (1987) by David Michelinie, Mark Gruenwald, Jim Shooter, and Bob Hall

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Marvel Graphic Novel #49 – Triumph and Torment, collected in The Book of Doom Omnibus and Dr. Strange & Dr. Doom: Triumph and Torment One of the reasons Doom's dynamic with the Fantastic Four is so interesting is the solo vs. family aspect that makes for an involving tension; they always have someone to count on, while he is frequently alone. The reason I focus so much in the differences between these two approaches is that the reading experience changes drastically as a result: while Loki Vol. 1 reads very much like any other Silver Age omnibus, as an item for completionist collectors, The Book of Doom is a more accessible kind of collection, as it includes several modern stories the average reader will likely be able to appreciate more easily, and provides the reader with an excellent bird’s-eye view of Doom’s history for almost half a century. The trade-off—and it is a considerable trade-off which may dissuade potential buyers, in particular the completionist kind—is that the reader will have to fill a lot of the blanks in Doom’s convoluted continuity, especially in instances in which the volume collects but a few key issues of Doom-centric stories. This is most notably the case with Super-Villain Team-Up, which is the first ever title starring Doom alone but is only sparsely covered in the collection.

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Books of Doom presented the origin of the not so good Doctor as expanded upon by the writer who created the Winter Soldier, Ed Brubaker. This book built upon the intense Lee and Kirby origin and repositioned Marvel’s greatest villain for a new century. This truly king-sized and epically imperious compendium was released to celebrate the 60 th anniversary of the Lord of Latveria, who debuted in Fantastic Four #5 April 1962. It gathers many of his greatest battles and other landmark moments of triumph and tragedy, and opens with a contextualising Introduction from Ralph Macchio before reprising the contents of Fantastic Four #5, 6, 39-40, 246-247, 258-260, 350, 352, 500; Amazing Spider-Man #5 & Annual #20; Marvel Super-Heroes #20; Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #1-2 & Super-Villain Team-Up #13-14: Champions #16; Uncanny X-Men #145-147; Iron Man #149-150; Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #10-12; Marvel Graphic Novel Emperor Doom; Marvel Graphic Novel Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment; Fantastic Four (volume 2) #67-70; Fantastic Four Special (2005) #1 and Books of Doom #1-6, as well as material from Fantastic Four #236, 358 & Annual 2; Astonishing Tales #1-3, 6-8 and Marvel Double-Shot #2 collectively spanning July 1962-June 2006.

Doctor Doom: The Book of Doom Omnibus HC - League of Comic Geeks Doctor Doom: The Book of Doom Omnibus HC - League of Comic Geeks

Collects Incredible Hulk (1968) #436-467, -1; Incredible Hulk Annual ’97; Savage Hulk (1996) #1; Cutting Edge (1995) #1; Cable (1993) #34; Onslaught: Marvel Universe (1996) #1; Incredible Hulk: Hercules Unleashed (1996) #1; and Heroes Reborn: The Return (1997) #1-4. You also find Doom in issues collected in Acts of Vengeance: Avengers and Acts of Vengeance: Spider-Man & The X-Men Jumping forward to the summer of 1965 FF #39 (cover-dated June, with Frank Giacoia – as Frank Ray – inking) saw the team stripped of their powers and targeted by an enraged Doctor Doom in ‘A Blind Man Shall Lead Them!’ wherein sightless vigilante Daredevil stepped up and provided their only hope of staying alive.Fantastic Four #480-483 (or Vol. 3 #51-54), collected in Fantastic Four: Heroes Return – The Complete Collection Vol. 4

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