Cabal Edit

May 4th, 2009 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s been an interesting week for Dr. Doom. Wait, let me rephrase that: Dr. Doom has been a total jerk this week! Yes, I know being a jerk is his thing, but he’s gone the extra mile lately. In Dark Avengers, he’s rude to Osborn and his henchmen for saving his life. In Dr. Doom and the Masters of Evil, not only does he double-cross Magneto, but the entire miniseries is reasoning to make Doom even more of an asshole. Then you have Dark Reign: The Cabal. In one segment, he burns alive two of his servants just to make sure Loki is who she says she is.

Plus there’s the first segment, written by Jonathan Hickman and Adi Granov. I thought it was a cool segment (I love Granov-drawn Venom), but… I just didn’t think they went far enough. So I went back and fixed it up. The first page is untouched, but I’d like to think that the rest of it is an improvement.

Interesting that Doom thinks that Noh-Varr and Ares won’t stand for Osborn’s shit for too long. Plus I guess we’re getting the Spider-Man movie Goblin armor in comic form once Osborn gets tired of being Iron Patriot.

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11 comments to “Cabal Edit”

  1. That Masters of Evil book was such a waste of time. I thought it was going to end up being really clever and worthwhile. My mistake.

    Doom had already shown what an unrepentant, conscienceless son of a biscuit-eater he was in Waid’s FF. This four-part installment was completely unnecessary to prove or demonstrate or augment that point. I could think of two or three better endings, despite how predictable they might have been.

    Anyway, I guess now that this rant is out of the way, I can read the edits.

  2. Waid’s FF didn’t count in this series. Doom and Masters of Evil was from the kids book line that couldn’t mess with continuity, but it still rocked.

  3. @ West

    I though the Masters of Evil book ending was meant to be tongue in cheek. The joke was that Dr. Doom is a jerk, has always been a jerk, and needs no help being a jerk. Personally, I loved it.

  4. You know, if Doom had beaten Richards, I get the feeling he would work it into every conversation.

    “Ah, yes. This reminds me of the time I crushed the accursed Richards.”

    “You know, Richards, too, thought he could stand before Doom, and look where he is now!”

    “I totally killed Reed Richards.”

    Doom is not known for his subtlety.

  5. Doom can’t be too much of a jerk. If he toned it down, he wouldn’t be Doom.

  6. Wait, Doom turning Emma and Loki into his own personal hussies was part of the actual book, and not a parody?

  7. I still think that Magneto is the biggest jerk, but Doom is definitely a close second…

  8. Adi Granov is da best.

  9. @VersasoVantare:

    Yes, its part of the book.

  10. Great, now I’m never going to be able to read anything with Dr. Doom in it again without immediately thinking “DOOM, YOUR HANDS ARE SO STRONG!” the second he shows up.

  11. Gavok, have you ever considered doing an article on Hank Henshaw aka the Cyborg Superman? I believe that he’s a bigger jerk than Doom is. Even though Doom is better written, Henshaw is an interesting egomaniac as well. Too bad he isn’t used more often by DC because I can imagine him being a universal threat to the whole of DC rather than just being relegated to being just a Superman and Green Lantern villain.