Doctor Victor Von Doom is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been substantially adapted from the comics into several forms of media, including television series, video games, and merchandise such as action figures and trading cards. Doom was ranked #4 by Wizard on its list of the 101 Greatest Villains of All Time and #3 on IGN’s list of The Top 100 Comic Book Villains Of All Time.
About Doctor Doom in brief
Doctor Victor Von Doom is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artistco-plotter Jack Kirby, the character made his debut in The Fantastic Four #5. The monarch of the fictional nation Latveria, Doom is usually depicted as the archenemy of the Fantastic Four, though he has come into conflict with other superheroes as well. The character has been substantially adapted from the comics into several forms of media, including television series, video games, and merchandise such as action figures and trading cards. Doctor Doom has been portrayed in licensed Fantastic Four live-action feature films by Joseph Culp in Roger Corman’s unreleased 1994 film; Julian McMahon in the 2005 film and its 2007 sequel; and Toby Kebbell in the 2015 film. Doom was ranked #4 by Wizard on its list of the 101 Greatest Villains of All Time and #3 on IGN’s list of The Top 100 Comic Book Villains Of All Time. In a later article, IGN would declare Doom as Marvel’s greatest villain. In 1976, Marvel and DC Comics collaborated on Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, and seeking to replicate that success the two companies again teamed the characters in Superman and Spider- man in 1981. During the 1970s, Doom branched out to more Marvel titles such as Astonishing Tales, The Incredible Hulk, and Super-Villain Team-Up. Beginning with issue #42, he also had appearances in Marvel Team- up. Doom’s origin was also a feature in Astonish Tales when his ties to the villain Mephisto were revealed.
In the same year, Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter co-wrote the story with Marv Wolfman, and recalled choosing Doctor Doom based on his iconic status: “I figured I needed the heaviest-duty bad guy we had to offer — Doctor Doom” The character was not given a full origin story until Fantastic Four Annual #2, two years after his debut. In issue #236, Doctor Doom deposed his abandons his own figons to oversee a scheme to wrest mystical secrets from Doctor Strange in order to wrest control of the universe from the Doctor. The story was written by John Byrne, sparking a six-year run for the title. John Byrne began his run writing and illustrating Fantastic Four and sparking a new golden age for the six-month-old title. He also attempted to turn the clock back for Fantastic Four but also attempting to get back and see what it was that made the book great at its great tenure at its inception withissue #236. In that issue, he revealed that Doom’s face was truly ravaged: only slaves are allowed to see the monarch without his helmet without his own robot. He was also shown to have a scar on his cheek, which is the motivation for Doom’s vengeance against the world. Due to this slight imperfection, Doom hides his face not from the world, but from himself. Because others are superior due to his slight scar, Doom wants to elevate himself above them.