Doomed #1

Doomed #1

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Javier Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
6.5Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

In this startling new series, a Metropolis U student gains the power to transform into the monstrously powerful Doomsday! The power may be the key to fixing his life, but every time he transforms he risks getting stuck forever as Superman's most heinous adversary! How far can he go before he's doomed?

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 17, 2015

    If there was meant to be a shake-up in Metropolis, then this is evidently a better route than the story arc that is dominating the other Superman titles. This is s fresh take on the city and its superheroes, and the first real bit of something different for the city in a long time. The character feel real and they are approachable, and his supporting characters even beg for more panel time as they themselves seem to have interesting stories. Although this might be a little low on some people's reading list, it probably shouldn't be. It was a fun read and it leaves the reader waiting impatiently for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 17, 2015

    DOOMED gets off to a promising start, taking a familiar set-up and infusing it with enough humour and enthusiasm to give us good reason to care about this new character. It's an outright fun book, and like many of the other debuts out this week, is willing to do something new with an existing idea. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 18, 2015

    This new series introduces a character called Reiser who undergoes a Hulk-like transformation and becomes the new Doomsday. Perhaps not the most clever premise ever to grace the printed page, but writer Scott Lobdell largely makes up for that fact with a surprisingly charming first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jun 19, 2015

    I hope this gets a chance to actually survive as a series. I doubt it will sell well, so people check this out and support it, it seems promising enough and is a lot more charming and endearing than the scary red dude may suggest. It's nothing new, but could lead to some fun things. Check out Clark's cameo as well. Give it a shot it looks fun! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 17, 2015

    I really liked what Scott Lobdell lays out here, I just wish we got a bit more.  The story starts off slow and deliberate and while I'm sure that will pay off in the next couple of issues, it didn't get me pumped for the book right now. The art didn't help or hinder that feeling and in the end, I am hoping the promise of this issue pays off down the line. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jun 19, 2015

    Overall, I think theres a lot of potential for this series. DC have really shrunk their teen books line so its nice to see a new one rise with a brand new and interesting concept. While there are a few issues I had with this debut, Im interested enough to come back for another issue and see how the story develops. All the elements are in place to spin an interesting new story in the DC universe and give a previously boring villain a great new angle. If youre in the market for something a little like Spider-Man with a twist, or even something similar to DCs own Blue Beetle then Id recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jun 22, 2015

    A perfectly charming and entertaining book. There is some real potential here, so I am more than willing to give it another couple of issues to find its footing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 17, 2015

    Doomed #1 is a comic that isn't as bad as it looks or seems, but it's not great either. It's a decent effort, presenting a classically-structured and familiar style origin story for a super-powered being. It does a great job of introducing the main character and it shows some promise, but it feels like it needs more before it can become something truly great. Maybe hold off a bit until the second issue arrives and see what the series has in store. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Jun 18, 2015

    Scott Lobdell's Doomed is Spider-Man fan fiction at its core. Reiser, like Peter Parker, is a loveable loser with a "life is great" attitude which makes him instantly likeable. And while the comic is a retread of many other origin stories, it has a cleverness and humor that occasionally spark. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 19, 2015

    With clunky and unrealistic dialogue and an annoying lead, there's nothing in "Doomed" #1 that makes me want to come back to see if the series turns around next month. With so many strong new series and creative teams at DC Comics this month, it's reasonable to say that there's enough other material that's successfully living up to its potential. In the case of "Doomed," I'm not convinced this first issue is enough to create an audience. Read Full Review

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