Saturday, December 5, 2009

Grooviest Covers of All Time: Dr. Doom

One of the greatest Marvel villains of all time is, without a doubt, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's immortal Victor Von Doom, aka Dr. Doom. While Doom was created to be the Fantastic Four's arch-enemy, it turned out he couldn't get along with anyone in the whole blamed Marvel Universe! Dig these covers (with art by some of the all-time greatest), and you'll see Ol' Groove ain't jivin' ya, baby!

12 comments:

  1. That Sub-mariner cover is interesting. 'Ol Gil kane was never afraid to try unusual poses or camera angles. I think my favorite Doom image is the Romita painted cover for the paperback collection "Bring on the Bad Guys." Even though it's a group shot, Doom has that regal stance and gives off the most menace.

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  2. Hey Groovyone!

    You forgot to post a FF cover! My vote for the best dr.Doom FF cover. Has to go to the kirby/Sinnott Giant figure of Doc Doom towering over the village with the FF below. Dr.Von Doom is Marvel's greatest villain! I give second place to the Green Goblin! Hey where's my No Prize? I want my Dr.Doom Marvel money!

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  3. Hi Groovey one!
    The FF cover I'm thinking of is from FF#84!

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  4. Groovy: Great covers featuring one of the coolest Marvel bad guys of all time! - right after Galacticus, heh heh. -- Mykal

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  5. Hey, Groove:

    Nice selections here. I've always loved that Kirby Avengers cover; I think it's the odd perspective that makes it work so well. The Super-Villain Team-Up is another favorite (though it's really hard to go from the Byrne/Austin cover to the interior art on this one) I'd also suggest a couple of the Doom covers from Byrne's FF run for this list; there were some great ones!

    Cheers,
    Andrew
    ComicsBronzeAge.com

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  6. "Thor" 182 was my second ever Marvel comic, and the first bought with my own money. My mother had found an older issue of the Fantastic Four featuring Doom a couple of years earlier. When I saw this same diabolical character featured with someone called Thor (I was/am a great fan of the Norse myths), it was an instant sale!

    By coincidence, the current issue of Thor, #604 (!), looks to feature a return match between the Thunder God and the ruler of Latveria...

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  7. Some lovely covers there, Groove.
    ( Although I don't think Luke Cage would have lasted 5 minutes against ol' Victor! )

    It may not qualify as Groovy Age material but I've always liked the cover to Iron Man # 150. These days I think I'd be on Doom's side :-)

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  8. Tim: I almost used the Bring on the Bad Guys cover, but I have other plans for that terrific tome.

    Mike: I didn't forget the FF; the point of the post was non-FF covers. I'll do an FF/Doom post, though, promise! Hang in there, Groove-ophile!

    Andrew: when I revive Blinded Me with Comics, a Byrne/FF post is a must!

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  9. Groove:

    That's right, I keep forgetting Diversions is exclusively '70s comics. Duh!

    Cheers,
    Andrew
    ComicsBronzeAge.com

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  10. Yup; the Daredevil cover's my favourite of that lot and I'm with Cerebus on the Luke Cage thing. No disrespect to Luke but I can't for the life of me think how he could possibly beat Doom. If he did, I can only assume Victor must have been having an off-day.

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