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Art by: Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 16, 2016 Review by: Josh Vermillion
I’m still getting used to Doctor Doom being a good guy and so is he. I really had a good time with the first issue in this series and was excited to see where Bendis was going to take the story this month. Let’s jump in and see what happened.
We start off with the Thing going through the Latverian Embassy breaking stuff because he’s determined to find Doctor Doom, and right away I’m turned off. The Thing is basically being a big, rocky ass as he knocks over priceless artifacts on his way through the place.
And speaking of old Doom-y, he’s off in Bolivia tracking down the Mad Thinker. He tries to get the Mad Thinker to turn over his robots and turn himself in, but that’s not happening. So instead of bringing him in peacefully, Doom suits up and destroys everything.
Doom warps out of there and goes to visit Amara, who manages to shoot him in the shoulder when he startles her. The two talk for a few minutes before the Thing comes bursting through the wall and starts throwing punches at Victor. And… that’s it.
This is a really quick read that doesn’t give us a whole lot of progression in the story, but we do get to see Doom use the Iron Man armor in battle. Alex Maleev’s art looks pretty awesome during the battle section of the book and Bendis let the art tell a lot of the story. The only big issue I have with the issue is how much of a dick the Thing was. I know Doom is the Fantastic Four’s main villain, but come on man.
Bits and Pieces:
If it wasn’t for the Thing showing up and being such a jerk, I probably would’ve enjoyed this issue a lot more. Doom as Iron Man looks really cool and Bendis is setting up what could turn into a pretty fun story. As a single issue though, this was only okay.