nomadicwriter: [Doctor Doom] Victor Von Crankypants (Doom has a headache)
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Specifically, that - surprise, surprise - they've changed Doom's origin story into something even less recognisable than the previous F4 films. Collider.com has an interview with Toby Kebbell:

KEBBELL: He's Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story. And I'm sure I'll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I'm a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I'm "Doom".

...And this right here is why I will continue to cry over the fact that Marvel can't get the F4 rights back.
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An interview with Loki: Agent of Asgard writer Al Ewing mentions an upcoming Doom appearance in issue #6:

CV: Loki will be meeting Doctor Doom in the upcoming issue, and both characters were teased in the upcoming AXIS event. What can we expect from this meeting?

AE: We can expect a clash of the titans - two of the most iconic villains of the Marvel Universe, both trying to be better, each seeing the other as the bad guy. As Fantastic Four readers will know, Doom - assisted by Valeria Richards, one of the few people he has any time for - is trying his hand at altruism. So there are some definite thematic links between Doom and Loki right now - unfortunately, Doom thinks that one sure-fire way to do good for the world is to take Loki out of it. And he's one of the few mortals on the planet with the smarts and the ability to kill our favorite trickster god off.


Sounds promising! I haven't been reading Agent of Asgard, though I like the look of the scans I've seen, but I know and love Al Ewing's writing from his 2000AD work.
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It seems that the Ultimate Universe version of Doctor Doom is coming back in the new Ultimate FF title. He's on the cover to Ultimate FF #3 and according to an interview with the writer:

The mystery fifth character will be someone with a lot of bad blood with the rest of the team, but a key figure in saving the universe -- Fialkov said it represents the team moving past their differences, and learning to work together.

[...]

Fialkov reveals that fifth member: The goat-legged Ultimate Doctor Doom.

[...]

"And Doom is the greatest man who ever lived, as far as he's concerned," Fialkov added. "Many of the things he's being blamed for, he has no idea what they're talking about. We get to see where he's been, and a new origin that's changed him from who he was when we last saw him and the man he is today." It's a redemption story for both Doom and Sue Storm, Fialkov said.

I haven't been keeping up with the Ultimate Universe for a while now, outside of some of the Ultimate Spidey TPBs, but I followed the original Ultimate Fantastic Four run and I always wanted to see a retcon to the terrible way Ultimate Doom was killed off in Ultimatum, so consider me intrigued. If that is retconned to be a Doombot/impostor, then he really didn't have much opportunity to do anything particularly evil in the UU, so this could be a chance to see a version of Doom as a good guy. Don't know either of the creators involved, but I'm definitely tempted to check this series out.
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CBR has the lettered preview for Fantastic Four #9.

Tiny spoilers )

In other intriguing news, this Tom Brevoort interview about New Avengers reveals that Doom will be back next issue:

The introduction of Doom to the proceedings is not a one off, minor thing. We'll see him again immediately in "New Avengers #7, so he's definitely a player on the chessboard at this point.

Looks like the long, Doomless drought may finally be over! (...This is going to be bad news for my wallet.)
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Newsarama has more on Fraction's plans for the Doom storyline in FF. I am... trying to stay optimistic? It could be good, but I'm nervous that Fraction's going to just revert back to old school Doom and sweep aside much of what Hickman's been doing with him.
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CBR has a great interview with Jonathan Hickman about his Fantastic Four/FF run coming to an end. Seems like he's not necessarily planning to follow up on the situation he set up for Doom, or at least not in this book (I still hold out hope he'll be on Avengers and continue it there) but he's got some interesting stuff to say about his take on Doom and the "uncle" relationship he has with Valeria.
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Sad news: it's been confirmed that Jonathan Hickman's awesome run on Fantastic Four and FF will end in October with Fantastic Four #611 and FF #23. No news yet on who might be taking over; I just hope it's not somebody who's going to immediately overturn all the great stuff that he's done with Doom.

In slightly better news, there is a hint that we might not have seen the last of Hickman's take on Doom just yet:
[Hickman] re-energized elements of the mythos from Galactus to Atlantis to the Inhumans and more, as well as finding new roles for classic characters like Doctor Doom and the Celestials. All this and more will factor into his final stories as he brings his larger arc to a grand conclusion.

"Generally speaking, all the FF 'world' elements I've been playing with will get revisited," he teases.
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Marvel.com has a Q&A with Allan Heinberg about Children's Crusade, including some mildly spoilerly comments about Doom and new preview art showing him in action. Looks pretty awesome.

Issue #8 is now scheduled for December 28th (and fingers crossed, might actually arrive this time, since it seems likely the previous delays could have been to do with setup for next year's X-Men versus Avengers event that Marvel just announced).
nomadicwriter: [Doctor Doom] Victor Von Crankypants (gleeful Doom)
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CBR has an interview with Jonathan Hickman on Fantastic Four #600 (Note: very major spoilers)

But there's also a promising non-spoilery quote about the future of the FF spin-off:
Once "Forever" and "All Hope Lies in Doom" wrap up Hickman will use the "FF" title to explore the characters and concepts of the larger Fantastic Four universe. "Often it will be about the kids. Sometimes it will be about everybody in the family; the legion of Fantastic Four characters. Some months it will be about Doctor Doom. Some months it might be about the Inhumans," Hickman explained. "And then, some months, it will be about other things that readers don't know about yet. So it's definitely a very interesting vehicle for a lot of the cool concepts surrounding the FF."
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Today's Heinberg interview at Marvel.com is all about his Doomness. Lots of good stuff, but the best news:

Marvel.com: Is Doom’s part in this story done or will we see him again? Have we seen the full extent of his machinations yet?

Allan Heinberg:
No, Doom is a huge part of the next issue and the one after that, and beyond...


Awesome! I really expected issue #7 to be the wrap-up to his part in the storyline, but apparently not.
nomadicwriter: [Doctor Doom] Victor Von Crankypants (Doom/Wanda touch)
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Marvel's official site has an interview with Allan Heinberg on the story so far in Children's Crusade. Apparently there's going to be more posted over the rest of the week leading up to issue #7.

Not so much about Doom so far, but there is one nice quote: "I thought it would be interesting to tell a story where there were no clear-cut good guys and bad guys, a story where even Doctor Doom is a protagonist worthy of our sympathy." Which definitely matches my impression of how he's been writing Doom's role in things, and makes me even more eager to see what happens when Doom returns in issue #7.
nomadicwriter: [Doctor Doom] Victor Von Crankypants (gleeful Doom)
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CBR has the full scoop. It's a four part mini-series about the teenage Victor's first attempt to free his mother's soul from hell.

This looks awesome. I don't really know Nick Spencer's writing, but the Becky Cloonan art is gorgeous, and the comments from both of them are really, really encouraging - they talk about Books of Doom and Triumph and Torment, two of my favourite takes on Doom ever, and Cloonan says this is practically her dream comic. Mine too. I am so excited.
 

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