Doctor Doom #1

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 37
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

From Christopher Cantwell (HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SHE COULD FLY) comes a new monthly ongoing series...
Victor Von Doom - scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul - has been spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first "artificial" black hole. Wrestling with visions of an entirely different life...a better future...DOCTOR DOOM finds himself at a crossroads. (what is he questioning?)
A catastrophic act of terrorism kills thousands, and the prime suspect is... DOOM? Victor will have to push his unexplained thoughts aside and focus on remaining alive as the ti more

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Stacy Dooks Oct 9, 2019

    Doctor Doom is a series with rich potential for good or evil. With this debut issue, it looks to be off to a pleasantly ambiguous start, leaving the reader with questions, concerns, and a desire to know more. I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 10, 2019

    Doom himself could not have crafted so worth an epic of Doom's adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Oct 9, 2019

    Final Thoughts:This is a very thought-provoking issue, in a good way! We've got a major villain, a big disaster, and a major catastrophe that sets Doom up as their perpetrator. Throw in Doom's inner battle with himself, and we've got an awesome number one issue. I can't wait to see how this unfolds! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Oct 9, 2019

    Well, that's one way to knock the big guy off of his throne! It's not often that you will see a king like Doom knocked down a peg like this, and you have to love it because that is never without some big plan that is set into motion that he can't power his way out of. Doctor Doom #1 was thrilling, personal, and still found room to be action-packed. As I said above, the book is worth it for the fresh experience that isn't Doom getting up to his normal shenanigans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Oct 9, 2019

    Doctor Doom #1 blasts off with a roaring start, challenging readers and protagonist alike with a mountain of fresh troubles for Doom, Latveria, and the world. The exquisitely-detailed art makes the characters, action, and especially the settings incredibly real. The script builds toward a remarkably subtle portrait of Doom. With continued insight and complexity, it could well become the definitive portrayal of Marvel's most iconic villain. This is one to watch for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 12, 2019

    Doctor Doom may be the hit of the week Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Oct 10, 2019

    Is it worth the $4.99? I'd say maybe. Though I enjoyed the story quite a bit, there wasn't a real sense of urgency in this book. I'm very interested to see what happens in the next issue, but I don't quite know if it's a book that I'll think about until then. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Oct 9, 2019

    An engaging story and incredible art are guaranteed to secure readers for this new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Chloe Maveal Oct 9, 2019

    For those of you like me who have been fans of Victor Von Doom for his bombastic speech patterns and strangely niche iron fist, this will ring very true to what you know and love. The beauty, however, is that Cantwell has taken Doom's oddities, sternness, and arrogance and turned it into something much more human than you'd expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 12, 2019

    An interesting, grounded take on Doctor Doom as a world leader easily carries a curious and enjoyable opening issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Oct 12, 2019

    Doom knew things were going to go wrong, but this is not quite what he expected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Oct 8, 2019

    While the flat art is a hinderance, the script turns Doctor Doom #1 into an excellent first issue and a darn solid comic in general. The plot and characterization could go in any number of ways, bringing a sense of urgency to the proceedings. I haven't looked forward to the next issue of a series like Doctor Doom in a while, and it feels great. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Oct 11, 2019

    Larger than life. Egocentric. Arrogant. Extremely compelling. "Doctor Doom" as a book, just as his namesake lead, might have just made a very strong case for how good this series can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 10, 2019

    Even with an expanded page count, Cantwell feels like he might be overstretching himself a bit " there's lots of good stuff here, from Doom fighting off international bounty hunters to a bleakly comic look at his pettiness towards the media, but adding in cameos from Kang or Doom fantasizing about another life that could have been feels a bit like throwing everything against the wall, even if there isn't enough room for everything to stick. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Oct 12, 2019

    Despite not being a great fan of the artwork, the plot and characters have interested me deeply and I cannot wait for the next issue to come out. I also hope the series doesn't extend itself beyond needed, feeling much more, at least for now, like a great mini-series instead of a new ongoing. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 9, 2019

    Doctor Doom #1 is a flawed but still engrossing start to the iconic villain's new comic book series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 9, 2019

    Doctor Doom #1 opts simply to be fine, perfectly okay, not too bad, even. However, it's worth remembering that the opposite of love isn't hate, it's indifference. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 12, 2019

    Given the number of super-beings on the planet it should be easy to prove Doom's innocence, set-up as a patsy for whatever reason, but I'm guessing his surrender here will do anything but make him look more guilty and eventually push Doom into investigating the truth of the matter on his own. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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