Writer Christopher Cantwell
Artist Salvador Larroca
Color Artist Guru-eFX
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Mike Deodato Jr. & Romulo Fajardo Jr.; Simone Bianchi
Graphic Designer Carlos Lao
Reading this book, in the very beginning, I couldn’t be helped and had to laugh at Doctor Victor Von Doom’s casual arrogance on television, and then off air in Latveria Doom’s request for the Newsman Steve to be brought to him. Unlike that poor TV anchor I had a pleasant time with this comic book.
Writer Christopher Cantwell, who has done a splendid job with this first issue, has for me, totally nailed it with his writing for, and the dialogue of, Doctor Doom. Every time that Lord Doom would speak, Mr. Cantwell would cause pure Doom-y goodness to enter the world, making me a happier and better person for it. On page sixteen, in the fifth panel you will find one of the best word bubbles Our Master has ever uttered. You need to get this book and enjoy that.
The books artwork is pleasant, clear, and filled with quite a bit of what I’d call fairly detailed, accurate, and very well built looking linework. Honestly, I think Victor Von Doom himself would admire Salvador Larooca’s handiwork. Out of the many works of Mr. Larroca’s in this issue, page fourteen was both my favorite and a great summation of what I liked about his art. If you look keenly, you may find an urge to dance by the light of the moon.
It’s funny, I’ve been reading comics for a good number of years now, much less than many, for sure, and I’ve read many which featured this strangely named entity, Colorist Guru-eFX’s, work. And to this day I still have no idea what that means exactly, but I do know that I like the results they achieve, including the ones in this book. On page six is not quite my favorite of the colorist’s work, but one I found very striking, it’s of Doom leaving his castle in Latveria, looking regal, with clouds in several different shades of orange.
ACO, another strangely named entity, which I still know not of, did a good job with the cover, I thought, especially after I’d read the book. That mask, and those eyes, let you what’s inside.
I’m excited about this book and I can’t wait for it to be here again, next time.
Unlike Newsman Steve, who can’t read this book right now, you’re able to buy the book and…