Monday, June 23, 2014

Ol' Groove's Request Line: "Doom Must Die!" by Lieber and Wood

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! A lotta you have asked for it, so now you've got it! Today we're heading waaay back to September 1970 for the third ish of Astonishing Tales and yet another gorgeously illoed Wally Wood Dr. Doom mini-spectacular! Writer Roy Thomas is gone, replaced by Stan (The Man) Lee's brother Larry Lieber, by the by, so with that bit of info--away we go!!


  1. This series always seemed half-hearted to me, as if Doom was not allowed to be as terrifying and awesome now that he was the protagonist. I like Wood, but this is fairly light stuff even for this period. If it had been a little more twisted, maybe he'd have put more of himself into it. The IDEA of a Doom series by Wood was pretty exciting back then, but it just never seemed to gel, at least to me.

    An interesting bit of trivia is that Lieber worked on the first solo Doom story back in Marvel Superheroes, as both co-writer and co-penciller.

  2. Absolutely LOVED the twist/surprise of the faceless one's true nature. Didn't see that coming at all! Otherwise, the dialogue is typical, stilted comic book fun for the kiddies----which isn't a bad thing at all.

    Chris A.

  3. I wasn't even remotely aware of this strip with Doom as the protagonist - a hell of a good adventure! Campy, yes, but...that's comics for you.



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