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Event AuctionFANTASTIC FOUR (1961-96; 2003-12) #5
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Grade: CGC VF: 8.0
Publisher: Marvel
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Origin & 1st Dr. Doom; bondage cover (7/62); Dr. Doom Movie Rumors!
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FANTASTIC FOUR (1961-96; 2003-12) #5
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Marvel
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CGC VF: 8.0
Dr. Doom, according to Jack Kirby, was modeled after the Middle Age concept of Death, hence the skull-like mask and hood. Kirby claimed that Doom, a genius inventor, sorcerer, and leader of Latveria, is inherently evil, and as a result of his facial disfigurement and hatred for Reed Richards, he lashes out against the world in perpetual vengeance. He is one of comics' greatest and most complex villains ever created and he makes his debut here in Fantastic Four #5. Created by the team of Kirby and Stan Lee, this character has been copied and imitated many times over the last fifty years, most notably as one of Lucasfilm's inspirations in creating Darth Vader. This era of Kirby covers defined the industry aesthetic of the period and the dynamic composition informs the reader of what they can expect inside the book's hallowed pages.

This comic is in extremely well-preserved condition with the only signs of wear-and-tear along the spine and well away from the central image of the captive heroes and their new adversary, who would go on to reign in the top ten of Marvel's rogue's gallery of villains for decades to come.

Overstreet Guide 2019 VF (8.0) value = $7,480.

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