365 Reasons to Love Comics #289
Oops. Looks like I’m falling behind again, so it’s time to bring in a very special guest writer to continue our look at comic book bad guys. Don’t mind his ego. (Archive.)
289. Dr. Doom
Greetings, denizens of the internet! This is VICTOR VON DOOM speaking to you from his information supervehicle in glorious and scenic Doomstadt, Latveria! I was drafting up plans to finally destroy that accursed Richards when Bill asked me to write a column about myself. Naturally, I accepted, though I threatened to wipe him off the face of the Earth. Why? Because it’s fun. Do not question Doom!
The people have spoken, and I, Doom, am truly their most favorite villain! I must admit, I take great offense to this appellation– for Doom is truly the hero of his own tale. It’s blasted Richards that shall be remembered as the true villain! Mark my words!
I, the greatest “villanous” collaboration between Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, made myself known to the populace in Fantastic Four #5, quite possibly the greatest single issue of the Marvel Age. What less could you expect from a story involving time-travel, pirates, and Doom!?
Truly, that day was a milestone in the history of the world, for I have reappeared constantly over the decades. Not even death can stop my many attempts to conquer all that is! In fact, I have starred in multiple series of my own, such as Super-Villain Team-Up or the tremendous Doom 2099, in which I became lord of the future! And then there was that time I became reality’s most fearsome sorcerer!
All hail almighty Doom, rightful ruler of Latveria, a quaint little crime-free country somewhere in the middle there! Almighty Doom, the world’s smartest man! Doom, whose mother was a saint, damn your eyes!
DO NOT DOUBT THE VALIDITY OF DOOM’S DOCTORATE! IT WAS A LEGITIMATE ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY! CURSE YOU RICHAAAARRRRRDDDDSSS! DEATH TO JULIAN MCMAHON!!!!
Doom has such depth that a paltry Reason to Love Comics cannot contain his greatness! You’ll have to make due with the Wikipedia article or Marvel’s own Universe entry, for I must now return to my attempts to defeat and discredit the one called Richards. DOOM AWAYYYYYYY