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Iron Man vs. Doctor Doom: Doomquest (Marvel Premiere Classic) Hardcover – April 9, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (April 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785128344
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785128342
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.6 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #793,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sean Curley on April 22, 2008
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Tony Stark, aka Iron Man is a member of a select club of superheroes that includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man: heroes who have been consistently published in their own book since their creation. In Tony's case, this is his 46th year of continuous publication through four different volumes. Not bad, really; the character has usually occupied a middle-to-low position on the sales charts, but consistency outstrips flashes in the pan. However, some have commented that, for all his history, there aren't a great many 'essential' Iron Man stories. Several of those stories that are generally agreed upon, however, come from the two periods when David Michelinie and Bob Layton were handling his comic, the first run in the late 70s/early 80s, and the second in the late 80s. This collection, released to coincide with the "Iron Man" feature film, has stories from both eras, which form the first two parts of what would eventually become a trilogy of stories pitting Iron Man against Doctor Doom (the third leg, "Legacy of Doom", is being released as we speak as a four-part miniseries, nearly 30 years after the original).

Doctor Doom is frequently held up as being Marvel's greatest villain (I myself favour Magneto, but perhaps Doom is a superior pure villain), and these stories pit him against Iron Man in a battle of the men wearing suits of powered armour. The first story, a two-parter featured in issues 149-150, see Iron Man and Doctor Doom sent back in time to the days of Camelot by one of Doom's opportunistic minions. There they form alliances with King Arthur and his evil sister Morgan le Fay, respectively; Doom planned the trip in order to enlist Morgan's aide in freeing his mother's soul from Hell.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Doomquest chronicles the time traveling battles between armored Avenger Tony "Iron Man" Stark and Fantastic Four foe Doctor Doom, as both duke it out from the present day, to King Arthur's mythical Camelot, to the future, and back again. Written by the long running team of David Michelline and Bob Layton (a tandem whose run many consider to be the definitive run in Iron Man's history), Doomquest is a fun, often thrilling throwback to what made superhero stories so worthwhile in the first place. Though Doomquest hasn't particularly aged very well in terms of the dialogue and some story ideas, it still holds an undeniable charm to it, and it remains one of the definitive arcs in the entire Iron Man mythos. All in all, Iron Man VS Doctor Doom: Doomquest is a worthwhile read for Iron Man fans new and old alike, and with the eagerly anticipated Iron Man film on the horizon, now has never been a better time to get re-acquainted with good 'ol shellhead.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott Steubing on July 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Reading this, I'm surprised Iron Man hasn't fought Dr. Doom more often. They are natural arch-enemies. I'll even go as far as to say Doom makes a better opponent for Iron Man than he does Reed Richards.

Iron Man and Doom's conflict is only briefly in the present day. The first story (Iron Man #149-150) puts them in the time of Camelot, where Iron Man joins with King Arthur while Doom joins forces with Morgan Le Fey. The second story (Iron Man #249-250) is a sequel that sends them to the future, to help a reborn King Arthur.

What's especially nice is each story is told in only two issues. If told today, they would each be six-issue "events".

My only disappointment in this collection is the lack of extras. Given that this collects only four issues, I was expecting a few pages of extras, sketches, etc. The only extra is the cover of the TPB edition from 10 years ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Donatich on March 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
Stellar art, intrigueing plotting, and a story that isn't mired in too much continuity made for an excellent read. Both characters are handled extremely well. Perfect examples being the first story's use of Doom's obsession with his mother and the second's forcing of Iron man to reluctantly use magic.The book also made excellent use of playing two characters with many intrigueing parallels off one another.
The second story suffers slightly because it comes of as a slightly more light hearted sequel of the first, but the encounters between the Doom, Iron Man and their respective counterparts in the future more than make up for it.
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