Marvel Just Awakened The Most Monstrous Form Of Doctor Doom, Ever
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers from avengers forever #5, on sale now from Marvel Comics.
marvel’s avengers forever #5 causes the return of Doctor Doom’s most monstrous form, Doom the Living Planet.
In avengers forever #5, Doom Supreme – a variant of Doctor Doom equipped with mystical armor – brought together the Multiversal Masters of Evil, a group of some of the deadliest villains in the entire Universe. As Doom Supreme collects as many Doom variants as possible, the issue ends with the character saying that a flood is coming that will “carry away the works of man”. He continues: “Here is the salvation of the Dooms. From the Doom-Thing. From the giant-sized Doom. From every Doom in all the multiverse. I am Doom the living planet. And I too have once seen the face of the Doom fiercest to ever live. All hail the Doom above all. All hail the Doom of Dooms.
Doom the Living Planet first appeared in the 2010s Amazing Spider-Man and Wolverine #2 by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert. The character’s version comes from an alternate timeline where an aging Doctor Doom has transferred his consciousness into a giant robotic planet capable of mass destruction. The process of transferring Doom’s consciousness and creating Doom the Living Planet resulted in the disappearance of most life on its Earth.
Doom the Living Planet recently appeared in avengers #38 when Mephisto manipulated the being into attacking the Avengers. Supreme Doom mentions Mephisto in his closing monologue and notes, “The slaughter of prehistoric heroes will continue. The feuds for Earth. Mephisto’s grand machinations for the fate of the multiverse. Little things, everything.”
avengers forever launched in 2021 by Marvel. The series tells the events of avengers #750 and runs along the main avengers series. At the beginning of avengers forever, Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider and a Deathlok are sent to a dystopian Earth-818 ruled by Black Skull. The two heroes team up with Tony Stark/Ant-Man and other members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop the Johann Shmidt/Red Skull variant.
Summary information for avengers forever #6 reveals that the next issue of the series will introduce a new superhero, the Invincible Vibranium Man. It further reads: “In an alternate Earth where Wakanda has been wiped out and the Black Panther is a forgotten legend, a man known as T’Challa will forge a new legacy and perhaps even hope for a planet taken. in the grips of the godslaying king Killmonger.”
avengers forever #5 comes from Jason Aaron, Jim Towe, Guru-eFX and Cory Petit of letterer VC. The cover is done by Aaron Kuder and Jason Keith, with a variation of the cover by Lee Garbett. The issue is on sale now from Marvel.