Doctor Doom Has No Interest In Foreplay – Official

Today sees the publication of the King In Black: Iron Man/Doctor Doom #1 mini-series courtesy of Christopher Cantwell and Salvador Larroca, and it is very Christmassy indeed. With these two armoured foes working together again, despite themselves, with all manner of conflict sparking off between the two as they have to plumb to the depths of their own beliefs in both science and superstition, as the world is invaded by the great god Knull. But Bleeding Cool also gets to take panels out of context, for our own amusement. Such as this confession from Doctor Doom.

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Credit: Marvel

To be fair, if he keeps the iron mask on, it is probably a blessing. And hey, it's not as if it's just Marvel Comics this week that we can take random panels from with unfortunate conclusions. How about Death Metal: The Last 52 from yesterday, with The Darkest Night fighting Wonder Woman?

Doctor Doom Has No Interest In Foreplay - Official
Credit: DC

It's an interesting political twist, I'll give them that…

(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Salvador Larroca
Iron Man has risked everything to save Eddie Brock, but now he's left with nothing but guilt. As longtime 'frenemy' Doctor Doom shows up with both counseling words and ulterior motives, they'lll be forced to battle an all-too-familiar specter of the holiday season-albeit one now twisted and controlled by the recent invasion of Earth by the symbiote homeworld. As Iron Man and Doom fight as temporary allies, their unexpected encounter both with each other and a horrifying inversion of yuletide joy may ultimately reveal to them the true meaning of Knull-mas. Rated T+In Shops: Dec 30, 2020 SRP: $3.99

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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