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Subj: Re: Remember that time DOOM 2099 took over the USA?
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 at 05:51:53 am EDT (Viewed 141 times)
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Never did read the DOOM 2099 run at all. Saw these letters pages online from #20-22 & #26-28. Wikia summarizes to However, how did Doom's taking over the USA compare to the current efforts of Stevil Rogers in Secret Empire? Maybe Infamous Iron Man incarnation of Doom could take lessons in his bad guy busting efforts? Does anyone here recall the mid-90's title fondly? Interesting selection of pre-Internet letters.

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I miss Dad & Dan.

I found my way to these boards by going to the now closed 2099 boards. To tell the truth I've barely read much of Secret Empire and Hydra Cap.
The difference is that Cap has been altered by some kind of reality switch from what I understand of it. He was raised as a Nazi and then transplanted here.

As for Doom 2099 it was my nephews that liked the comic at the time. I had dropped out of comics around the time Steve Englehart was on his Fantastic Four run. I found it so awful I just quit comics altogether for almost 10 years. Doom 2099 was my lead in to slowly picking up more titles. It was a pretty good time because then you had the Heroes Reborn / Heroes Return so in a way it was almost like starting on the ground floor again since a lot of stuff was relaunching.

In any case, I found the Doom 2099 run to be quite amazing. You had the groundwork laid by John Francis Moore and then to top it off that new guy Warren Ellis stepped in to take over. I think it helped that for most of the run they had the same artist, Pat Broderick so that the transition was fairly smooth. Although Ellis ended up killing off a lot of Doom's supporting cast in the One Nation Under Doom crossover. Later on I tracked down the Fantastic Four 2099 run. Earlier in 2099, Doom did encounter a game simulation version of the Fantastic Four while exploring cyber space. FF 2099 had a short run since this was at the time of Marvel's financial crisis. They let go the 2099 line's editor Joe Cavalieri and they canceled almost the entire 2099 line and rolled it into one title, World of 2099. Warren Ellis and some other writers quit in support of Joe.

Doom's takeover was ruthlessly efficient as written by Ellis. He put together some alliances with Wakanda's Panther's Rage and other groups of mercenaries. He had decided that the US as ruled by the corrupt megacorps were a menace to Latveria and the rest of the world and he found many allies who agreed. Their coup was successful but it was short lived and the Megacorps struck back.

Warren Ellis's issues were recently collected and I would recommend it to anyone. It has some nice bonus material too, like Doom's Manifesto for the new government of the US and an old interview with Warren Ellis where he describes his plans for the series.

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