Doctor Doom #4

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 21
8.4Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

+ Pull List

As his homeland is invaded by foreign adversaries, DOCTOR DOOM continues to be hunted, and on his own. But his conviction strengthens as he further embraces a possible future where he becomes the savior of all humankind. In order to confront those who have set him up as a global criminal, Doom will fight his way through the doors of the spy organization A.I.M, where he'll battle his would-be assassin TASKMASTER, and match wits with one of the biggest brains in the universe... M.O.D.O.K. Meanwhile, a forgotten and bereft hero of the past will suddenly rise on the geopolitical stage...
Rated T+

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 1, 2020

    One of the best comics in Marvel's stable and a must read for anyone who enjoys a good story about a fantastic anti-hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jan 4, 2020

    Doctor Doom #4 somehow manages to be an issue long philosophical debate hidden behind an issue long fight/action sequence. This issue, like the rest of the series, is a great example of how neither intelligence nor action need to be sacrificed and can coexist in this medium. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 4, 2020

    The story and character work remain strong, though this issue in particular has a few stumbles in terms of the overall issue structure and narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jan 1, 2020

    Doctor Doom #4 is pretty much a superpowered tower-breaching story set to the tune of a challenging conversation going on between two great minds, and the issue does a tremendous job of handling both scenarios at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jan 3, 2020

    Everybody has an off day. Let's just say that the creative team had a bad day when they did this comic. It's not on the level of previous issues, so we'll brush it off and start fresh next issue. That's a really nice way of saying skip this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    M1sf1r3 Jan 2, 2020

    I've been enjoying Doctor Doom a lot, however last issue took a dive in quality. Let's see what Cantwell does this time.

    The Good:
    I like the talk between Doom and Kang.

    The Latveria aspect is still interesting.

    Larroca's art is good.

    The Bad:
    It feels a bit too full.

    While the pieces are good, in the assembly the issue feels bloated and that there are too many things happening at once.

  • 7.0
    Ryan Jan 2, 2020

    While Doctor Doom 4 is in no way a bad comic, I couldn’t fully enjoy it and here’s why. Throughout this issue, Doom and Kang have a lengthy dialogue, and Kang tries to argue Doom is god and Doom says why he isn’t. It’s an extremely well written conversation, but unfortunately, the reader didn’t know it was Kang and Doom having this conversation until the very last page. For 21 pages, the conversation was great but I had no idea who was saying it. It was extremely frustrating

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 3, 2020

    There's a narrative problem here. It's pretty obvious. The conversation between MODOK and Doom does not fit with the issue it is in. It's not an uninteresting conversation either, it just does not register the way it's supposed to, leading to a less than satisfying reading experience. I hope next issue is better.

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 6, 2020

    I was really struggling with this one, and since I don’t care about this title already I did not feel particularly charitable about that.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jan 2, 2020

    A solid entry with some thought provoking material. A good read. I enjoyed it along with the art.

  • 8.0
    Azrael Jan 3, 2020

    So far this series has been sputtering but I think this was the best of the series so far. I’m not sure exactly what the main problem is but it just feels like it’s lacking intrigue. The whole issue with Doom predicted to save the world isn’t all that enthralling but his business with Kang and his search for answers is. The plot against Doom and Latveria seems to be taking shape as well.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jan 3, 2020

    As other reviews have mentioned, the God discussion is interesting but not incorporated well. The reader is left to guess the identity of the speakers for most of the conversation, which has nothing to do with most of the issue's plot. I'm actually interested the most in this little coupe that Symkaria is trying to pull to install an obscure royal descendant as a puppet government. It seems very much inspired by the recent news coming out of Venezuela.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jan 7, 2020

    A bit more confusing and slow than usual at the beginning, but picked up the pace as the time went.

  • 7.0
    Señor Smokey Aug 14, 2020

    -Mixed bag
    -Pacing could slow down
    -This issue felt like two in one
    -Still fun

  • 5.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 18, 2020

    "Unrelated caption conversation on top of mostly-visual story" is a lot harder than it looks, isn't it?

    I have a terrible suspicion that the entire conversation is supposed to be between Doom and MODOK (I point to the calculation-talk, the third-person references to Kang, and the smooth segue into the in-person conversation.). If so, then it's even clunkier than it seems when you assume it's Doom and Kang talking.

  • 5.0
    BronzeAgeHuman Feb 4, 2020

    It was ok. What's keeping me here is my dwindling hope that the Kang subplot, at least, will bear satisfying fruit.

  • 8.5
    Grifter Jan 4, 2020

  • 8.5
    Halodystroyer44 Aug 31, 2020

  • 8.0
    Adsun22 Jan 1, 2020

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 5, 2020

  • 8.0
    Duster09 Jan 6, 2020

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jan 11, 2020

  • 8.0
    DrTracy Aug 27, 2020

  • 7.0
    Billyndo Jan 1, 2020

  • 7.0

  • 5.5
    Nicetrylaoche Jan 5, 2020

Reviews for the Week of...