Emperor Doom
To combat those threats which no single hero can stand against, Earth's mightiest heroes have forged together, from across America, to unite in battle for the protection of all mankind!For years the Avengers have fought to keep the world free - but now Victor Von Doom, despotic monarch of Latveria is about to change all that. If the Avengers cannot stop him, his flawless, most desperate plan yet will put the entire world under his armored thumb.And the Avengers will be the first to fall.

Emperor Doom Details

TitleEmperor Doom
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 3rd, 1987
PublisherMarvel Comics
ISBN-139780871352569
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Comic Book

Emperor Doom Review

  • Gianfranco Mancini
    January 1, 1970
    Still one of best Marvel stories about Dr Doom's psychology and the ending was just great. Why to become emperor of the world just to get bored and without challenges makin you feel alive? I forgot once a time Doom already ruled the world from White House before Ellis' Doom 2099 cyberpunk saga, glad having re-read this one after years.
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  • Alazzar
    January 1, 1970
    There's not a whole lot to be said about this (rather short) global conquest of Dr. Doom. The writing is of the typical sort for a comic written twenty years ago (e.g., characters explain what they're doing way too often, etc.), and the only character who's even worth reading about in this volume is the doctor himself. Everyone else just punches and kicks and really makes no decision other than the obvious one: "We have to stop evil, because it's evil!"Well, okay--to be fair, there is one minor There's not a whole lot to be said about this (rather short) global conquest of Dr. Doom. The writing is of the typical sort for a comic written twenty years ago (e.g., characters explain what they're doing way too often, etc.), and the only character who's even worth reading about in this volume is the doctor himself. Everyone else just punches and kicks and really makes no decision other than the obvious one: "We have to stop evil, because it's evil!"Well, okay--to be fair, there is one minor philosophical question here that must be answered by our heroes. But it's not something they exactly struggle over; the "right" decision is immediately obvious to the Avengers, without so much as a moment's contemplation. It's really a shame, too, because this is something that probably could have been explored a little more deeply to make the story more interesting; I'd have loved to see a big group discussion on the matter, with the team's philosophies being split into two conflicting sides.Still, despite the lackluster approach to the insights of our heroes, Doctor Doom actually goes through some serious internal struggle that helps highlight the attributes of his character. But at the end of the day, I'm not sure it's enough to save the story.Then again, if you've got a copy of Emperor Doom available, there's no real reason not to give it a whirl--it's a short book, and it won't exactly take a big bite out of your time anyway.
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  • Jdetrick
    January 1, 1970
    A very interesting story, one that not only focuses on some individual Avengers, but that gives us some great insight into Dr. Doom. I've always loved the ending of this one.
  • Variaciones Enrojo
    January 1, 1970
    Reseña de Sergio Benítez para Fancueva:http://www.fancueva.com/comic/mgn-los...Sobre la figura de Jim Shooter se han escrito páginas y páginas tanto de críticas como de alabanzas. Su labor como editor Marvel allá por los setenta siempre ha sido tomada como ejemplo y es que sus decisiones no dejaban indiferente a nadie. Una de las que más se ha llegado a celebrarse con el paso del tiempo fue el nacimiento del formato de novela gráfica, un proyecto que veía la luz con la intención de dar a los aut Reseña de Sergio Benítez para Fancueva:http://www.fancueva.com/comic/mgn-los...Sobre la figura de Jim Shooter se han escrito páginas y páginas tanto de críticas como de alabanzas. Su labor como editor Marvel allá por los setenta siempre ha sido tomada como ejemplo y es que sus decisiones no dejaban indiferente a nadie. Una de las que más se ha llegado a celebrarse con el paso del tiempo fue el nacimiento del formato de novela gráfica, un proyecto que veía la luz con la intención de dar a los autores un poco más de espacio para idear historias que no estuvieran limitadas a las 24 páginas mensuales. Títulos especiales que merecían un formato de mejor calidad y que se salían de la continuidad establecida. Aprovechando el gran éxito que esta iniciativa tuvo en su momento (y que ahora Marvel va a retomar), en 1987, se publicó este ‘Los Vengadores: emperador Muerte‘ que años después de su primera aparición en nuestro país, Panini rescata del olvido.Resulta paradójico que una historia como ésta, con casi 30 años de vida, recoja algunas ideas y planteamientos que hoy en día están de máxima actualidad. Por todos es conocida la sed de poder que el monarca de Latveria siempre ha tenido. Los 4 Fantásticos casi siempre han estado ahí para frenar sus maquiavélicos planes pero cuando Muerte se rodea de poderosos aliados, la cosa cambia bastante. En este volumen, la intención de Victor Von Doom es hacerse con el control del mundo, como otras tantas veces, sin embargo, en esta ocasión pretende hacerlo de manera pacífica. Sus manos no se mancharán con sangre de inocentes y para ello contará con los poderes de control mental del Hombre Purpura (un personaje que ya usó Bendis en su imprescindible ‘Alias‘). Juntos construirán una máquina con la que someterán a su voluntad a toda la población mundial para, de esta manera, (auto)proclamarse monarca absoluto.Leída la historia con la “sabiduría” y la experiencia que otorga la edad, podemos encontrar ciertos paralelismos con la situación actual que nos ha tocado vivir: quizás el poder no esté en manos de un dictador con armadura y una sábana color verde aceituna, pero no es menos cierto que las mejores tajadas se la reparten entre muy pocos. El guión de David Michelinie es tan simple como efectivo y parece proponer respuestas a la pregunta tantas veces formulada de: ¿y si finalmente los villanos consiguieran hacerse con el poder?, un planteamiento que algo similar al que nos contó Mark Gruenwald (que junto a Jim Shooter echan una mano a Michelinie) en su clásico ‘Escuadrón Supremo‘.La edición de Panini, como siempre, es de sobresaliente. Un tomo de tapa dura algo más grande de lo normal y con un papel de gran calidad para poder deleitarnos con el buen hacer de Bob Hall, hombre de confianza de la época y que con un estilo eficiente y sin muchos adornos, conseguía firmar trabajos de gran calidad. La línea Marvel Graphic Novels siempre alberga sorpresas como ésta y para este año anuncian algunas joyitas que hacía tiempo merecían una edición en condiciones. Próxima parada, ‘Triunfo y tormento‘, también con Muerte como protagonista y el dibujo de cierto novato llamado Mike Mignola.
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  • La Revistería Comics
    January 1, 1970
    Los años 80 fueron una época de grandes cambios y replanteos para el cómic estadounidense. A los experimentos narrativos, temáticos, estéticos y hasta empresariales se sumó el de los formatos, que hasta el momento prácticamente se limitaban a los clásicos “comic-books” en grapas, alguna recopilación esporádica y poco más. Fue en el año 1982 que Marvel dio inicio a su colección Marvel Graphic Novels, comenzando con hoy clásica La muerte del Capitán Marvel (The Death of Captain Marvel). Esta colec Los años 80 fueron una época de grandes cambios y replanteos para el cómic estadounidense. A los experimentos narrativos, temáticos, estéticos y hasta empresariales se sumó el de los formatos, que hasta el momento prácticamente se limitaban a los clásicos “comic-books” en grapas, alguna recopilación esporádica y poco más. Fue en el año 1982 que Marvel dio inicio a su colección Marvel Graphic Novels, comenzando con hoy clásica La muerte del Capitán Marvel (The Death of Captain Marvel). Esta colección que consistió en tomos de más de 50 páginas con historias completas y con un formato similar al de los álbumes europeos duró más de una década y en ellase editaron cerca de 40 libros de historietas con la más variada gama de personajes, tanto de la propia Marvel como licencias insólitas para la época, como la de Elric de Melniboné, famoso personaje de fantasía de Michael Moorcock.Es en este contexto que se publica, en 1988, Los Vengadores: Emperador Muerte (Marvel Graphic Novel: Emperor Doom), un cómic escrito por David Michelinie y dibujado por Bob Hall, y que Panini reeditó hace poco en un prolijo tomo tapa dura. La historia narra un plan del Dr. Muerte para dominar el mundo a través del control mental y cómo comienza a mejorar el planeta una vez que cede involuntariamente ante su benevolentebota de hierro. Las cosas parecen encaminarse hacia una utopía hasta que un grupo de rebeldes (Vengadores que lograron salvarse de su influjo gracias a los poderes iónicos del Hombre Maravilla) deciden derrocar aMuerte en una guerra relámpago, precipitando lastribulaciones, lamentos y ocaso del tonto emperador imaginario, o no.En resumen, una historia con un guion elaborado, dibujos muy expresivos y dinámicos y las justas dosis de acción, elementos de ciencia ficción, planteos filosóficos -con conclusiones cuestionables- y trajes colorinches con los que a tantas veces nos sorprenden los buenos comics de superhéroes.
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    This graphic novel seems inspired by the old idiom about dogs who chase cars and what would they do once they caught them. In it, Doctor Doom uses the powers of an unwilling Purple Man to achieve his long-sought goal of conquering the world. Yet with the world literally bowing before him, Doom soon finds that conquering the world is a lot more stimulating than running it. And when a group of Avengers challenge his dominance, Doom finds himself facing a most unusual dilemma . . .One of the limita This graphic novel seems inspired by the old idiom about dogs who chase cars and what would they do once they caught them. In it, Doctor Doom uses the powers of an unwilling Purple Man to achieve his long-sought goal of conquering the world. Yet with the world literally bowing before him, Doom soon finds that conquering the world is a lot more stimulating than running it. And when a group of Avengers challenge his dominance, Doom finds himself facing a most unusual dilemma . . .One of the limitations of most comic book plots is that the bad guy usually has to lose -- and the more audacious the goal, the more likely it is that the bad guy will fail. For this reason David Micheline's graphic novel stands out for its relatively novel exploration of what it would be like if a world-conquering super-villain actually conquered the world. Perhaps because of this it's a little more fun than might be expected, with a few "kid in the candy store" moments that no world conquest story should be without. I'm less a fan of Bob Hall's art, but it's a matter of taste; more disappointing is the absence, in person or even by way of explanation, of Reed Richards, which is disappointing but perhaps understandable given that it's ultimately an Avengers story and not a FF one. Still, it's an entertaining story, one that stands as one of the more interesting one-shots Marvel has done over the years.
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  • Charles
    January 1, 1970
    Not the story that you would think it would be when Doom achieves absolute power In this graphic novel, the previously unthinkable happens, Dr. Doom manages to manipulate the minds of people to get himself declared as ruler of all of planet Earth. As a consequence, he becomes a manager of the most routine order, at one point an aide walks up to him and says, “You’re due at that briefing on farm subsidy revisions in Pruszkow.” The super villain mad scientist Dr. Doom turned into a bureaucratic po Not the story that you would think it would be when Doom achieves absolute power In this graphic novel, the previously unthinkable happens, Dr. Doom manages to manipulate the minds of people to get himself declared as ruler of all of planet Earth. As a consequence, he becomes a manager of the most routine order, at one point an aide walks up to him and says, “You’re due at that briefing on farm subsidy revisions in Pruszkow.” The super villain mad scientist Dr. Doom turned into a bureaucratic policy wonk, what a change! While most of the Avengers, including the Sub-Mariner, are brought under Doom’s mind control process, Wonder Man avoids it and finds that he is fighting an isolated battle against the rest of the world, including his former comrades in arms, the Avengers. It is an unusual battle made more interesting by the mindset of Emperor Doom. While it is generally true that “absolute power corrupts” that is not the case for the infamous Victor von Doom. It is an interesting twist on the role of one of the greatest villains in the Marvel universe. This review also appears on Amazon.
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  • Devero
    January 1, 1970
    Una storia buona, incentrata principalmente su Dr. Doom e sul suo desiderio di conquista e dominio del mondo. Alla bse della storia che la concezione che Destino ha di se come miglior governante possibile del pianeta, e lo dimostra anche quando riesce a piegare la volontà di quasi tutti gli esseri senzienti della Terra. Ma scopre che ciò non lo soddisfa, bensì lo riduce a un burocrate. Qui davvero comprende che la vera soddisfazione l'avrà quando il mondo si rivolgerà a lui per esserne governato Una storia buona, incentrata principalmente su Dr. Doom e sul suo desiderio di conquista e dominio del mondo. Alla bse della storia che la concezione che Destino ha di se come miglior governante possibile del pianeta, e lo dimostra anche quando riesce a piegare la volontà di quasi tutti gli esseri senzienti della Terra. Ma scopre che ciò non lo soddisfa, bensì lo riduce a un burocrate. Qui davvero comprende che la vera soddisfazione l'avrà quando il mondo si rivolgerà a lui per esserne governato.I Vendicatori, tutto sommato, giocano un ruolo secondario, per quanto importante, nel ristabilire lo status quo. Non sono loro che vincono, è Victor che si riprende il pallone e se ne va, interrompendo il gioco.
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  • Fugo Feedback
    January 1, 1970
    Emperador Muerte es una historia con un planteo interesante, relativamente jugado y algo pretencioso que juega con la noción de una utopía producto de las maquinaciones de un "tirano", y en la que parece que el único camino que tienen los "héroes" para combatirla es haciendo el mal, o al menos haciendo que vuelva.Me gustaron bastante las preguntas que plantea este cómic (y que se plantean los personajes entre sí), pero no tanto las respuestas que da (y menos todavía las que dan los personajes). Emperador Muerte es una historia con un planteo interesante, relativamente jugado y algo pretencioso que juega con la noción de una utopía producto de las maquinaciones de un "tirano", y en la que parece que el único camino que tienen los "héroes" para combatirla es haciendo el mal, o al menos haciendo que vuelva.Me gustaron bastante las preguntas que plantea este cómic (y que se plantean los personajes entre sí), pero no tanto las respuestas que da (y menos todavía las que dan los personajes). El dibujo acompaña con corrección y salvo el horrible coloreado y la espantosa tapa borrosa, se deja ver con bastante gustito.
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  • Shannon Appelcline
    January 1, 1970
    This graphic novel has a great premise: Doom taking over the world. It also deals with it somewhat well, with him ultimately being discontent. I even like the setup of Simon being the hero after he emerges from 30 days in a sensory deprivation tank. Unfortunately, the story doesn't go much deeper than that. The problem is dealt with in a relatively perfunctory way when all the pieces come together [6/10].
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  • Mike
    January 1, 1970
    It's pretty good. Dr. Doom devises a method of global mind control, and gets himself unanimously elected Emperor of Earth. When the Avengers figure out what has happened, they realize Doom has converted the world to a Utopia, but at the cost of free will. I wish the moral questions were wrestled with more deeply and thoughtfully, but it's an entertaining story.
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  • Joel Gerber
    January 1, 1970
    Super short but a lot of fun for old school comics fans. Dr. Doom has always been one of my favorites. The epitome of the egomanical villain, he actually succeeds (briefly) in taking over the world and remakes it in his image. Hilarious and campy.
  • Alex Sarll
    January 1, 1970
    Doctor Doom peacefully takes over the world and - as in Doom 2099 - turns out to be pretty good at ruling it. Alas, absolute power bores absolutely, which saps his will to fight forcefully enough to maintain this utopia once that prick Wonder Man starts fighting the power. Sad times.
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  • Stephen Snyder
    January 1, 1970
    Another favorite Avengers story of mine. Kudos!
  • Lindsey.parks
    January 1, 1970
    No one wants to live in a perfect world.
  • Timothy Boyd
    January 1, 1970
    Good Avengers story. Good art and plot. Recommended
  • Matt Piechocinski
    January 1, 1970
    So the people who have strong wills are not affected by the Purple Man, and yet Cap is a puppet? I dunno, sort of a run of the mill Avengers story.
  • Nicholas
    January 1, 1970
    I don't get the 3+ star ratings for this. It's boring and predictable with laughable dialogue, even for the time it was written in. It doesn't even have good art to redeem it any. It's not good.
  • Carolyn
    January 1, 1970
    Possibly a little too much Wonder Man for my taste, but he has to shine *sometimes*, right? And the classic Doom-Namor team-up never gets old. It's a very good Doom story, in fact.
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