Steve’s Pick of the Week: Doom #1

If you’ve listened to the podcast or spent five minutes with me, you know that I’m not a huge fan of Marvel or DC books. There are a couple of titles I’ll give a try from time to time but I typically steer clear of DC and pretty much everything Marvel.

While I was grabbing my books this week I saw Doom #1 on the shelf. The cover looked familiar, so I picked it up and flipped through it. The artwork immediately grabbed my attention and with Jonathan Hickman’s name on the cover I decided to give it a try.

Doom #1 is a one shot that tells the story of what happens when Galactus starts destroying Earth and the rest of the universe and Doom is the only one who can stop him. From the first page I knew it wouldn’t be your typical Marvel fare.

Galactus is an interesting character, but he’s so powerful and huge that it’s hard to really become invested in a story with him. This story raises the stakes and really draws you into Doom’s attempt to stop him. It’s dark, touching and poignant.

One of the reasons I loved this book is because you don’t have to know what happened 20 years ago to understand this story or character motivations. You don’t have to be up to date on current Marvel books. If you know the very basics of who these characters are you’ll be able to follow the story and enjoy it.

Doom #1 is one of my favorite books of the year. I will be revisiting this story again and again.

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