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Essential Doom


A Temple of Doom

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Fantastic Four #5
His First Appearance

Victor Von Doom appears for the first time. We learn that he is an ex-classmate of Reed Richards who fled to Tibet to learn sorcery following a science experiment gone awry. In this issue, Doom ensnares Four Freedoms Plaza in a giant net, takes the Invisible Girl hostage, and demands that Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, and the Human Torch use his time machine to travel into the past to procure the magical treasure of the pirate Blackbeard. I'm not joking.


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Fantastic Four #57
Surf's Up

With the Fantastic Four busy battling the sinister Sandman, Dr. Doom manages to defeat the Silver Surfer and steal his cosmic powers. Doom then proceeds to give the Four the thrashing of a lifetime and even takes a ride on the Surfer's surfboard!


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Astonishing Tales
#2

Tibet on it

Upon learning that his gypsy bloodline entitles him to the throne of the European nation known as Latveria, Doom leaves Tibet and demands that ruler Prince Rudolfo vacate his land as soon as possible. Prince Rudolfo refuses Doom. Prince Rudolfo dies.


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Astonishing Tales #8
Mommie Dearest

It is revealed that Doom's mommy is a sorceress who sold her soul to the devil (known as Mephisto) in exchange for the protection of her family. Continuing his yearly ritual, Doom confronts numerous demons and Mephisto in an attempt to reclaim his Mother's soul from the pits of hell.