Monday, January 16, 2023

RGP #045 - Astonishing Tales #1


Astonishing Tales #1, Marvel Comics, cover-dated August 1970.

"Unto You Is Born ... The Doomsman!" by Roy Thomas, with art by Wally Wood.

What happens when the show jumps back to the early Bronze Age, to those glorious days when Doctor Doom had his own comic book, which he graciously chose to share with Ka-Zar?

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  1. Excellent coverage on an interesting sounding story. As you say, a lot of territory could be covered in 10 pages back then.

    For me, the most intriguing part of the story is Doom copying his mind into the Doomsman.

    One, he is putting his mind and ideas into a being. He would never bend his knee to anyone. So why would he expect a perfect copy of himself to bend its knee to the original.

    But two, I wonder if this was the beginning of the Doom 2099 idea of imprinted Dooms and clones. I will be interesting in seeing where this story goes and if it mirrors 2099, a possible homage.

    1. I saw that connection. Interesting to see how this original version of the concept wraps up.