Doom #1

Doom #1

Illustrated by: Sanford Greene

Cover Art by: Sanford Greene

Written by: Sanford Greene, and Jonathan Hickman

Release date: May 15th, 2024

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

Legendary creators Jonathan Hickman (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, G.O.D.S.) and Sanford Greene (Bitter Root) send Doctor Doom on a journey unlike any he has undertaken before! With Valeria Richards at his side, Doom goes on a quest to harness more power than any human has ever wielded before in order to try to stop Galactus from bringing about the death of the universe!

Marvel’s “Doom #1” is a tour de force of comic book storytelling that redefines the epic narrative. Jonathan Hickman and Sanford Greene have crafted a tale that is as grandiose as it is intimate, focusing on the indomitable Doctor Doom in a quest that pits him against the cosmic might of Galactus. The stakes could not be higher as the survival of the Marvel Universe hangs in the balance.

From the very first page, readers are thrust into a world where the lines between heroism and villainy blur, and where power is both a weapon and a burden. Hickman’s writing is sharp, filled with the gravitas and wit that fans have come to expect from his work. He weaves a story that is complex yet accessible, full of twists and turns that keep the pages turning.

Sanford Greene’s art is nothing short of spectacular. Each panel is meticulously crafted, with dynamic compositions that bring the colossal scale of the conflict to life. The art is not just a visual treat; it’s an integral part of the storytelling, with each stroke adding depth and emotion to the narrative.

The relationship between Doom and Valeria Richards adds a layer of complexity to the story, providing a human touch to Doom’s otherwise stoic persona. Their dynamic is compelling, offering a glimpse into the softer side of Doom without diminishing his fearsome reputation.

The decision to end the comic on the precipice of Doom and Galactus’ final confrontation is a bold one. It leaves readers yearning for more, a testament to the engrossing nature of the story. This narrative choice exemplifies the comic’s theme of defiance against insurmountable odds, encapsulating the essence of Doom’s character.

“Doom #1” is a masterclass in comic book creation. It is a standalone story that feels complete yet leaves an indelible mark on the reader. For fans of Doctor Doom, this comic is a must-read, offering a fresh perspective on one of Marvel’s most complex characters. For newcomers, it is an accessible entry point into the rich tapestry of the Marvel Universe.

In a word, “Doom #1” is magnificent. It is a comic that celebrates the medium, showcasing the power of visual storytelling when combined with a compelling narrative. Hickman and Greene have set a new standard for what a comic book can be, and readers will undoubtedly be talking about this issue for years to come. It’s not just a comic; it’s an experience, a breathtaking journey that reminds us why we fell in love with comics in the first place.

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Defiance in the Face of Destruction!

Colors - 10
Design - 10
Illustration - 10
Narrative - 10
Subplot - 10


"Doom #1" delivers an epic showdown with Doctor Doom at the helm, embarking on a power quest with Valeria Richards to thwart Galactus and save the Marvel Universe.

Genre: Superhero
Series: Doom | Illustrated by Sanford Greene
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