Doctor Doom drawn by John Byrne. John Lindley Byrne (born July 6 1950) is a British -born Canadian - American author and artist of Comic books Since the
|First appearance||Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962)|
|Created by||Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
|In story information|
|Alter ego||Victor von Doom|
|Team affiliations||Terrible Trio|
Masters of Evil
Command of magic
Access to advanced technology
Doctor Doom is a comic book super villain that appears in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book For the DC Comics team see Terrible Trio. The Terrible Trio was a Marvel Comics super-villain team The Masters of Evil is a name used for a number of fictional Supervillain teams that appear in Comic book published by Marvel Comics. Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is a Conceptual system that asserts human ability to control the natural world (including events objects people and Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments which ensures that Diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not A powered Exoskeleton is a powered mobile machine consisting primarily of a skeleton-like framework worn by a person and a power supply that supplies at least part of the A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The character made his first debut in Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book After a failed experiment leaves his face disfigured, Victor von Doom cast his distinctive armor and mask and set out to dominate the world, as well as destroy Reed Richards. Mr Fantastic ( Reed Richards) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero and a member of the Fantastic Four. While he does not possess superpowers, Doom uses his intellect and cunning to create powerful weapons and lethal traps.
Doom is considered the archenemy of the Fantastic Four, but has also fought other superheroes such as the Avengers, Silver Surfer, the Hulk, Captain America, X-Men, Iron Man, and Spider-Man, as well as fellow villains like Magneto. An archenemy, archfoe, archvillain or archnemesis (sometimes spelled arch-enemy, arch-foe, arch-villain or The Avengers is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. } The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics Superhero created by Jack Kirby. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Doctor Doom is one of Marvel Comics' most recognizable and archetypal supervillains; the character has fought and opposed more heroes than any other Marvel villain.  Creator Stan Lee declared Doom his favorite villain of those he created, and Wizard Magazine rated Doctor Doom the 4th greatest villain of all time. Wizard or Wizard The Magazine of Comics Entertainment and Pop Culture (originally titled Wizard The Guide to Comics and 
Like many of Marvel's first characters, Doctor Doom was conceived by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book With Fantastic Four performing well, Lee and Kirby were trying to dream up a "soul-stirring…super sensational new villain".  Looking for a name, Lee latched onto "Doctor Doom" as "eloquent in its simplicity—magnificent in its implied menace".  Due to the rush to publish, Doom was not given a full origin in the first issue he appeared in, or even in subsequent stories in which he menaced the Fantastic Four (after issue #5 he appeared in issues six, ten, sixteen and seventeen in succession. ) Doom's origins were finally revealed in the Fantastic Four Annual #2, more than two years after his first appearance.  While The Fantastic Four had fought villains such as the Mole Man, Skrulls and the Namor the Sub-Mariner before Doom's appearance, Doom managed to overshadow them all and became the Fantastic Four's arch-nemesis. The Mole Man is a fictional Supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. The Skrulls are a Fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that appear in Publications by Marvel Comics. 
Jack Kirby modeled Doom after Death, with the armor standing in for that character's skeleton; "It was the reason for the armor and the hood. In English Death is often given the name the " Grim Reaper " and shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large Scythe, and wearing a midnight black gown robe Death is connected with armor and the inhuman-like steel. Death is something without mercy, and human flesh contains that mercy. " Kirby further described Doom as being "paranoid", wrecked by his twisted face and wanting the whole world to be like him.  Kirby went on to say that "Doom is an evil person, but he's not always been evil. He was [respected]…but through a flaw in his own character, he was a perfectionist. " At one point in the Seventies, Kirby drew his interpretation of what Doom would look like under the mask, giving Doom only "a tiny scar on his cheek".  Due to this slight imperfection, Doom hides his face not from the world, but from himself.  To Kirby, this is the motivation for Doom's vengeance against the world; because others are superior due to this slight scar, Doom wants to elevate himself above them.  Typical of Lee's writing characterization of Doom is his arrogance; his pride leads to Doom's disfigurement at the hands of his own machine, and to the failures of many of his schemes. 
John Byrne began his six-year run writing and illustrating Fantastic Four in 1981, sparking a "second golden age" for the title but also attempting to "turn the clock back [. John Lindley Byrne (born July 6 1950) is a British -born Canadian - American author and artist of Comic books Since the John Lindley Byrne (born July 6 1950) is a British -born Canadian - American author and artist of Comic books Since the The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. . . ] get back and see fresh what it was that made the book great at its inception".  Doom made his first appearance under Byrne's tenure with issue #236.  Whereas Kirby had intimated that Doom's disfigurement was more a figment of Victor's vain personality, Byrne expressed that Doom's face was truly ravaged; only Doom's own robot slaves are allowed to see the monarch without his helm.  Byrne also emphasized other aspects of Doom's personality; despite his ruthless nature, Doom is a man of his word.  He also genuinely cares for his people of Latveria, who in turn are devoted to their leader; returning to Latveria after being temporarily deposed, Doom abandons a scheme to wrest mystical secrets from Doctor Strange in order to oversee his land's reconstruction. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the.  Though possessing a tempestuous temper, Doom also occasionally shows warmth and empathy to others; he tries to free his mother from Mephisto and treats Kristoff Vernard like his own son. Mephisto is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Kristoff Vernard (formerly known as Kristoff von Doom and Dr Doom) is a Fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe 
After Byrne's departure Doctor Doom continued to be a major villain in Fantastic Four, and as the 1980s continued Doom appeared other comics such as X-Factor, Punisher, Spectacular Spider-Man and Excalibur. X-Factor is an American Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. The Punisher ( Frank Castle) is a fictional Antihero that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Spectacular Spider-Man is the name of several Comic books and one Magazine series starring Marvel Comics ' Spider-Man. Excalibur is a Marvel Comics Superhero group an offshoot of the X-Men, usually based in the United Kingdom. In Fantastic Four #350, writer Walt Simonson introduced the idea of Doom being on a journey through time and space, only returning to Earth on occasion. Walter "Walt" Simonson (born September 2 1946) is an American Comic book writer and artist Simonson's retcon was done so readers could assume that any of the character's appearances that they found odd were in fact Doombots. Retroactive continuity is the deliberate changing of previously established facts in a work of serial fiction An urban legend states that Simonson drew up a list of official stories which featured the real Doom and those which did not. An urban legend or urban myth is a form of modern Folklore consisting of stories thought to be factual by those circulating them 
In 2003, Doom was the sole villain in the Fantastic Four story arc "Unthinkable", in which Doom imprisons Franklin Richards in Hell and captures Valeria Richards before succeeding in fighting the Fantastic Four to a standstill. Franklin Richards is a Fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. Valeria Richards is a Fictional character of Marvel Comics, the daughter of Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards and the Invisible Woman (Susan Writer Mark Waid sought to redefine Doom's character in a way that had not been seen before. In Waid's reinterpretation, Doom hates Richards for knowing at his core he was right when Doom was wrong.  Waid was also convinced that the "truism that Victor Von Doom is, despite his villainy, a noble man" (as suggested in Byrne's run) "is absolute crap. [. . . ] A man [Doom] whose entire motivating force is jealousy is ridiculously petty, not grandly noble. Yes, Doom is regal, and yes, whenever possible, Doom likes to act as if he possesses great moral character, because to him that's what great men have. . . —but when I hear Doom say it 'does not suit him to' do this-and-such, what I hear is, 'it has nothing to do with my hatred for Reed Richards, so it's not worth my time. '" Waid also stated that Doom "would tear the head off a newborn baby and eat it like an apple while his mother watched if it would somehow prove he were smarter than Reed. " 
In 2005 and 2006, Doom was featured in his own limited series, Books of Doom, a retelling of the origin story by Ed Brubaker. Ed Brubaker (born November 17 1966 is an Eisner Award -winning American Cartoonist and Writer.  In an interview, Brubaker said the series was a way to elaborate on the earlier portions of Doom's life which had not been seen often in the comics. The series also set out to determine if Doom's path from troubled child to dictator was fated or Doom's own faults led to his corruption— in essence, a nature versus nurture question. The nature versus nurture debates concern the relative importance of an individual's innate qualities ("nature" i  Brubaker's version of Doom was heavily influenced by the original Lee/Kirby version; responding to a question if he would show Doom's face, Brubaker stated "following Kirby's example, I think it's better not to show it. "
Fantastic Four Annual #2 established that Doom's mother Cynthia, a witch, was killed by a demon, and his father Werner, a healer, died after being pursued by the Baron of Latveria because Werner could not save the Baroness from death. Witchcraft, in various historical anthropological religious and mythological contexts is the use of certain kinds of Supernatural or magical powers The young Victor swears revenge and is raised by his father's friend Boris. He studies his mother's magical artifacts and science, using his skills to swindle the richer Latverians and avoiding soldiers who want to execute him (even using a robotic doppelgänger to escape a firing squad). A doppelgänger ( or fetch is the ghostly double of a living person a sinister form of Bilocation. Execution by firing squad is a method of Capital punishment, particularly common in times of war The Dean of Empire State University in America offers Doom a scholarship. for the actual colleges with similar names see also Empire State College and Emporia State University Empire State University (also known The United States of America —commonly referred to as the There Doom meets and grows to loathe Reed Richards. Mr Fantastic ( Reed Richards) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero and a member of the Fantastic Four. 
Using the scientific apparatus at his disposal, Victor creates a device to communicate with his dead mother. While Richards warns him his calculations are off, Doom spitefully ignores him activates the machine: he is horribly disfigured in the resulting explosion.  Refusing to acknowledge his own fault in the matter, Doom blames Richards for the accident, finding it easier to believe that Richards had sabotaged his work out of jealousy than to admit to his own imperfection. Expelled after the accident, Doom travels the world, eventually being found by a clan of monks in Tibet. Definitions of Tibet See also Definitions of Tibet Name In English The English word Tibet, like the word for Tibet in most European Mastering the monk's disciplines, he becomes their master and forges himself a suit of armor, complete with a mask that can only be removed by him. After this, Doom returns to his homeland, overthrowing the standing government, and crowning himself king of Latveria. Ruling with an iron fist and an equally strong will, Doom begins to redirect the small nation's resources to help him realize his goals. He also brings the country a new age of prosperity. 
In 1969, Doom's childhood companion Valeria was introduced. It is revealed she and Doom parted ways after he left Latveria to study in America: symbolizing his abandoning of human love and compassion for knowledge and power.  In 1971, it was established Cynthia von Doom had sold her soul to Mephisto.  In 1985, John Byrne gave further detail regarding Doom's scarring. John Lindley Byrne (born July 6 1950) is a British -born Canadian - American author and artist of Comic books Since the The story uses the idea that the accident at Empire State University only left Doom with a small scar; when Doom puts on the armor forged for him when it had yet to cool, however, he truly damages his face.  Ed Brubaker's 2007 Books of Doom further revealed Doom was sent to learn in America after being drafted by the military to create weapons: after his accident he destroyed all his inventions. Ed Brubaker (born November 17 1966 is an Eisner Award -winning American Cartoonist and Writer. He was also pursued by the KGB before being advised to come to Tibet. KGB ( Transliteration of "КГБ" is the Russian abbreviation of Committee for State Security ( Komityet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosty The series also confirmed Doom led his people to revolt against the Latverian government. 
In his first appearance, Doom sends the Fantastic Four back in time to steal the enchanted treasure of Blackbeard for him so he can conquer the world, but he is fooled by Reed Richards, who swaps the treasure with worthless chains. Edward Teach (tɛtʃ c 1680 – November 22, 1718) better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English Pirate in the Caribbean Mr Fantastic ( Reed Richards) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero and a member of the Fantastic Four.  Returning to Earth after learning the secrets of an advanced alien race, Doom exchanges consciousnesses with Mr. Fantastic; Richards, inhabiting Doom's body, switches the two back, and Doom ends up trapped in a micro-world.  Doom takes over the micro-world and returns before being thrown into space.  Doom is saved by Rama-Tut, and he returns to Earth to destroy the Fantastic Four by turning each member against the other using a special berry juice. Kang the Conqueror is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Richards outwits Doom by using the hallucinogenic juice against the villain; Doom, believing he has killed Richards in a test of willpower, departs certain of his victory and superior intelligence. 
During the 1960s, Doom tricks Spider-Man into joining forces with him, and he also menaces the Avengers when Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch travel to Latveria to find a long-lost relative. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Avengers is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Quicksilver ( Pietro Django Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Latveria is a fictional nation in the Marvel Universe. It is an isolated country ruled by the villainous Doctor Doom, supposedly located in the Banat  He steals the Silver Surfer's powers in 1967, but he loses them after breaching a barrier Galactus set for the Surfer on Earth. } The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics Superhero created by Jack Kirby. Galactus is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.  During the 1970s, Doom branched out to more Marvel titles, with a battle between Doom and Prince Rudolfo over control of Latveria being featured in Astonishing Tales. Astonishing Tales was the name of an Anthology Comic book series published by Marvel Comics from 1970-1976  Doom also attempts to use the Hulk as his slave during two issues of The Incredible Hulk. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media.  The character also made several appearances in the story arcs of Super-Villain Team-Up, starting in 1975, as well as appearances in Marvel Team-Up, beginning with issue #42 (February 1976). Super-Villain Team-Up is the name of two American Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Marvel Team-Up is the name of several American Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. In August of 1981, Doctor Doom also made an appearance in Iron Man when the two travel to Camelot, which becomes an incident that concludes with Iron Man foiling his plans and becoming a particularly hated enemy of the monarch. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Camelot is the most famous Castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur. 
During John Bryne's run in the 1980s, Doom attempts to steal cosmic powers on Terrax, but Doom's body is destroyed in the resulting fight between Terrax and the Silver Surfer. Terrax the Tamer is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics.  Doom survives by transferring his consciousness to another human, and is returned to his original body by the Beyonder. The Beyonder is a Fictional character in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. 
After trading the life of Valeria for advanced mystical knowledge, he battles the Fantastic Four to a standstill before being put into a room where his defeats would forever be shown to him by Reed Richards. He escapes and trades bodies with the Thing, forcing Richards to kill the Thing to kill him. He would be consigned to Mephisto's Realm, where demons torture him, while the Thing is eventually saved from death.
Following the Norse Ragnarok, Thor's hammer flies though all dimensions, and Doom grabs hold to escape Mephisto's realm. He then attempts to claim Thor's mystical hammer Mjolnir for himself. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Mjolnir (mɨˈjoʊlnər is a Fictional weapon that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The plot fails, and Doom returns to Latveria to rule once again. Doom also rediscovers his magical heritage, and uses his mystical powers in an attempt to destroy his foes.
Doom later defends Latveria from the Mighty Avengers, following a revelation that it was one of Doctor Doom's satellites that carried the 'Venom Virus' released in New York City.  In a battle with Iron Man and the Sentry, the time travel mechanism within his armor overloads, trapping Doom and his opponents at some point in the past. The Sentry ( Robert "Bob" Reynolds) is a character that appears in the Fictional Marvel Universe. Doctor Doom continues a relationship with Morgan le Fay using his time machine. Morgan le Fay is a fictional character in the, based loosely on the Morgan le Fay of Arthurian legend  He and Iron Man managed to get back to the present, but Doctor Doom has left Iron Man in his exploding castle.
Doom also makes Latveria into a refugee camp for the Atlanteans following the destruction of their underwater kingdom as well as becoming allies with Loki in his plot to manipulate Thor into unwittingly release his Asgardian enemies. Atlantis is a Fictional location in the Marvel Comics Universe Loki is a Supervillain that appears in the fictional Marvel Universe and is based on the being of the same name from Norse mythology. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.  Doom later ends up captured and put into S. H. I. E. L. D. custody after fighting the Mighty Avengers. However, after a Skrull posing as Iron Man's butler Jarvis deactivates the Raft's technology, Dr. Doom breaks out of jail with the other villains.
Doom's most dangerous weapon is his intellect, which has allowed him to make significant progress in virtually all branches of science, making him one of the greatest minds in the Marvel Universe. } The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics Superhero created by Jack Kirby. Intelligence (also called intellect) is an Umbrella term used to describe a property of the Mind that encompasses many related abilities such as the capacities He has extensive knowledge of all sciences, and is an expert in robotics, genetic engineering, weapons technology, bio-chemistry, and other fields. Doctor Doom constructs numerous devices in order to defeat his foes or gain more power, including a time machine, a device to imbue people with superpowers, and numerous robots. This article details time travel itself For other uses see Time Traveler. A robot is a mechanical or Virtual Artificial agent In practice it is usually an electro-mechanical system which by its appearance or movements Doom's calculating and strategic nature leads him to use "Doombots," exact mechanical replicas of the real Doctor Doom, for many missions, such as those where he may be defeated.  Doom also possesses a limited amount of magic ability, thanks to his knowledge of the mystic arts which he learned from his time with Tibetan monks and from his mother. Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is a Conceptual system that asserts human ability to control the natural world (including events objects people and His magical talents are limited by his lack of humility and refusal to admit that he is not a master of all arts. The alien Ovoids teach Doom the process of psionically transferring his consciousness into another nearby being, which Doom uses on several occasions, including to escape death at the hands of Terrax. Extraterrestrial life is Life originating outside of the Earth. Terrax the Tamer is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics.  Doom also uses his scientific talents to steal and replicate the power of Galactus' heralds such as the Silver Surfer on several occasions. Galactus is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. } The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics Superhero created by Jack Kirby.
Originally designed to hide his face from the world, Doom's armor is both menacing and powerful. As a defensive measure, his armor is built to generate a massive electric shock, disabling anyone who might come in contact with Doom. "Electrocute" redirects here For the band see Electrocute (band.  The suit is highly resistant to damage, and has the additional defense of a force field generated by the armor. In Science fiction and Fantasy literature a force field or protective shield is a barrier made up of energy to protect a person area or object from  The armor is self-supporting, equipped with internal stores and recycling systems for air, food, water, and energy, allowing the wearer to survive lengthy periods of exposure underwater or in outer space. Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order to prevent the waste of potentially useful materials reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials reduce Temperature and layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere varies with altitude the mathematical relationship between temperature and altitude varies among five Food is any substance usually composed primarily of Carbohydrates Fats water and/or Proteins that can be eaten or drunk by an Water is a common Chemical substance that is essential for the survival of all known forms of Life. In Physics and other Sciences energy (from the Greek grc ἐνέργεια - Energeia, "activity operation" from grc ἐνεργός Underwater is a term describing the realm below the surface of Water where the water exists in a natural feature (called a body of water) such as an Ocean Outer space, often simply called space, comprises the relatively empty regions of the Universe outside the escape velocities of Celestial bodies. For weapons, Doom utilizes blasts of energy from his gauntlets, as well as some mystical powers like the ability to cast bolts of electric energy.
Doom's status as one of the Fantastic Four's greatest villains has led to his appearance in many of Marvel's alternate universes and spinoffs. This is a list of alternate versions of Doctor Doom from Marvel Comics ' Multiverse. Doom appears as a superhero in the Mutant X dimension, with Mr. Fantastic as the villain. Mutant X was a Comic book published by Marvel Comics featuring Havok, a mutant and former member of the X-Men, who Mr Fantastic ( Reed Richards) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero and a member of the Fantastic Four. Doom also appears in the Marvel 2099 universe, which takes place in an alternate future; this Doom believes he is actually the original, although he has no idea how he came to be sent to the future. Doom ( Victor Von Doom) is a Marvel Comics Anti-hero featured in the Marvel 2099 Comic book Doom 2099. Marvel 2099 is a Marvel Comics imprint begun in 1993, that explores one possible future of the Marvel Universe.  Still a ruler at heart, Doom returns to Latveria to free his people from a futuristic robber baron. The term robber baron (Raubritter dates back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries originally referring to certain Feudal Lords  This version, created by Robert Kirkman, was well-received. Robert Kirkman is an American Comic book Writer. He is best known for his work on Image Comics ' series The Walking Dead 
Doom first appears in the Ultimate Marvel series in Ultimate Fantastic Four; this series, originally written by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar, radically changed Doom. Ultimate Marvel is an Imprint of Comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring reimagined and updated versions of the company's most popular Superhero Ultimate Fantastic Four is a Superhero Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Brian Michael Bendis (born 1967 is an American Comic book writer and erstwhile artist Mark Millar (born December 24 1969 is an award-winning Scottish Graphic novelist born in Coatbridge. In this universe, the character is known as Victor van Damme, a descendant of Vlad III the Impaler; caught in the same accident that creates the Fantastic Four, his flesh transforms into metal and his body reshapes into that of a faun. In Roman mythology, fauns are place-spirits ( genii) of untamed woodland  In the graphic novel Marvel 1602 and its follow-ups, Doom (named Otto in this universe) is disfigured when trying to use an item from the future against the Fantastic Four, and later appears in the Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four spinoff. Marvel 1602 is an eight-issue Comic book Limited series published from November 2003 to June 2004 by Marvel Comics Marvel 1602 Fantastick Four is a Comic book published by Marvel Comics, a five issue Limited series and the second sequel to the successful 
Doom has appeared in the cartoons The Marvel Superheroes, Fantastic Four (1967-70), Fantastic Four (1978), Spider-Man (1981), Fantastic Four (1994-96), The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man (1997) and Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006 onwards). Doctor Doom is an enemy of the Fantastic Four, and has been included in almost every media adaptation of the Fantastic Four franchise including Film Fantastic Four is an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and the first animated series based on Marvel 's Comic book series Fantastic Four is an animated series produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and Marvel Comics Animation in the late 1970s Spider-Man is the name of a syndicated animated TV series based on the popular Marvel Comics character of the same name. The 1994 Fantastic Four Animated television series is the third animated series based on Marvel's Comic book series of the same name The Incredible Hulk is an American Animated television series starring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk. Spider-Man (also known as Spider-Man The Animated Series) is an American Animated television series featuring the Fantastic Four World's Greatest Heroes is an Animated television series based on the Marvel Comics ' Fantastic Four Comic Doom has also appeared in ten video games: he made his debut in Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989). Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge was a side-scrolling Computer game starring Marvel Comics ' Superheroes Spider-Man He is the main antagonist in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006). Marvel Ultimate Alliance is an Action role-playing game released in 2006  There is also a ride called Doctor Doom's Fearfall at Islands of Adventure in the Universal Orlando Resort. Universal's Islands of Adventure is a Theme park located in Orlando, Florida. Universal's Islands of Adventure is a Theme park located in Orlando, Florida. Universal Orlando Resort is a Theme park Resort in Orlando Florida. 
Doom has appeared in all three Fantastic Four films, including the unreleased 1994 film. The Fantastic Four Film series consists of three Superhero films based on the fictional Marvel Comics team The Fantastic Four is an unreleased low-budget Feature film completed in 1994 In the 2005 film and its 2007 sequel, Doom is a Latverian-born billionaire, who is imbued with metallic flesh and the ability to conduct electricity after being caught in the same accident that created the Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four is a 2005 Superhero film based on the Marvel Comics comic Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer is a 2007 Superhero film, and sequel to the 2005 film Fantastic Four. Similar to the comics, the film version of Doom captures the Silver Surfer's board and steals the Power Cosmic. The Power Cosmic is a fictional force that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics, being used to name a power primarily wielded by the cosmic entity Golden Globe-nominated Australian actor Julian McMahon portrayed the villain in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and the 2007 film sequel Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Julian Dana William McMahon (born 27 July 1968 is a Golden Globe -nominated Australian actor and former Fashion model, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Fantastic Four is a 2005 Superhero film based on the Marvel Comics comic Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer is a 2007 Superhero film, and sequel to the 2005 film Fantastic Four.
In the book Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre, Dr. Peter Coogan writes that Doctor Doom's appearance was representative of a change in the portrayal of "mad scientists" to full-fledged villains, often with upgraded powers. Dr Peter M Coogan writes about comics is the director of the Institute for Comics Studies and co-founder and co-chair of the Comic Arts Conference which runs during the San Diego Comic-Con  Doom is also emblematic of a specific subset of supervillain, which comic book critic Peter Sanderson describes as a "megavillain". Peter John Sanderson Jr (born April 25, 1952 in Milton Massachusetts) is a Comic book Critic and Historian, as well  These supervillains are genre-crossing villains who exist in adventures "in a world in which the ordinary laws of nature are slightly suspended"; characters such as Professor Moriarty, Count Dracula, Auric Goldfinger, Hannibal Lecter, Darth Vader, and Lord Voldemort also fit this description. Professor James Moriarty is a Fictional character who is the best known Antagonist (and Nemesis) of the detective Sherlock Holmes. Auric Goldfinger is a Fictional character and the main Antagonist in the James Bond film and novel Goldfinger. Origin and development Thomas Harris has given few interviews and has never explained where he got inspiration for Hannibal Lecter but in a documentary for Hannibal Rising Anakin Skywalker Darth Vader is a fictional character in George Lucas ' Science fiction saga Star Wars. Lord Voldemort (ˈvoʊldəmɔrt or ˈvoʊldəmɔr is a Fictional character and the main antagonist in the Harry Potter novel series written  Sanderson also found traces of William Shakespeare’s characters Richard III and Iago in Doctor Doom; all of them "are descended from the 'vice' figure of medieval drama", who address the audience in monologues detailing their thoughts and ambitions. William Shakespeare ( baptised 
Described as "iconic", Doom is one of the most well-received super-villains of the Marvel universe, as well as one of the most recurring; in his constant battles with heroes and other villains, Doom has appeared more times than any other villain.  The comics site Panels of Awesome ranked Doom as the number one villain in their listing of the top ten villains in comics; Wizard Magazine went a step further by declaring Doom the fourth greatest villain of all time.  Comic Book Resources ranks Doom as their fourth favorite Marvel character. Journalist Brent Ecenbarger cited him being able to "stand up against entities like Mephisto, the Beyonder, and Galactus and often come out on top", as well as the tragedy of any "other number of circumstances could have led to Doom being a savior, but as it is, instead he remains Marvel’s greatest villain". The Beyonder is a Fictional character in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Galactus is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Fellow journalist Jason Stanhope called his "master[ing] of sorcery and technology an unusual combination", and also felt "his inner sense of nobility sets him apart from lesser villains, in a similar manner to Magneto". Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel  Doom has also been favorably regarded by those who wrote for the character; Stan Lee declared Doom his favorite villain, saying "[Doom] could come to the United States and he could do almost anything, and we could not arrest him because he has diplomatic immunity. Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments which ensures that Diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not Also, he wants to rule the world and if you think about it, wanting to rule the world is not a crime. " Mark Waid echoed Lee's assessment of the character, stating that Doom "[has] got a great look, a great visual design. Mark Waid (born March 21 1962 in Hueytown Alabama) is an American Comic book Writer. Also, he's got a dynamite origin. "
While Doom in the comics has been favorably received, Doom's portrayal in the Fantastic Four movies was met with less enthusiasm; McMahon's role in the films was described as one dimensional.