Fantastic Four Masters of Doom TP Mark Millar Bryan Hitch 1st pr NM Marquis of Death


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Fantastic Four: The Masters of Doom Paperback
by Mark Millar (Author), Bryan Hitch (Illustrator)

Who are the Masters of Doom? Millar and Hitch take a journey into a previously unexplored chapter in the life of Doctor Doom.

Also, the story we had to call “A Fantastic Four Wedding And A Funeral.” Plus, Mister and Mrs. Thing!

Collects Fantastic Four #562-569.

Publisher Marvel
Paperback 188 pages
ISBN-13 978-0785129677
Weight 15.7 ounces
Dimensions 6.75 x 0.5 x 10.25 inches

Writer Mark Millar and artist Bryan Hitch made their reputation doing wide screen action in books like the Ultimates and the Authority. This volume also meets its quota of exploding cities and massive property damage and has some decent character moments.

The book begins with a fairly standard story about a town with a dark secret called the Christmas Monster. It follows up with the story of the Marque of Death, a cosmic-level world-destroying villain who taught Dr. Doom everything he knows. It finishes up with the story of Ben Grimm’s wedding day.

In all it’s a solid book. Millar gets a bit cute, tying it in with some of his other books like Old Man Logan, 1985 and Kick Ass but on balance it’s very entertaining and worth a read. The Marquis of Death has to be seen to be believed…a multiverse destroyer! Unlike Millar’s earlier Fantasic Four book World’s Finest the plot hangs together and most of the action occurs on screen. Hitch’s art is as gorgeous as ever.

Collects Fantastic Four 562-569. Near mint, 1st print.