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Subj: Re: I read the first issues written by John Francis Moore but lost interest when the story became too convoluted. Unfortunately, I never read the Warren Ellis run.
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 at 11:41:39 am EDT (Viewed 121 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I read the first issues written by John Francis Moore but lost interest when the story became too convoluted. Unfortunately, I never read the Warren Ellis run.
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 at 08:23:44 am EDT (Viewed 124 times)
Some of the early issues did involve cyberspace and virtual reality because it was very en vogue at the time. I think the first time I ever heard the term blue tooth might have been in one of Warren Ellis's comics. Don't recall if it came up in Doom 2099 or later in something else.
There were other storylines in the J.F. Moore comics and it was mostly about Doom's identity. Was it the same Victor Von Doom who went to university with Ben and Reed or someone or something else? It all came to a head when Moore handed off the plot to Warren Ellis in #24-25.
I think Moore gave Doom an interesting cast of characters which included his partner in infamy and mistress Margaretta. Then there was Fortune, a descendant of Doom's faithful Boris and also a member of Doom's Zefiro tribe. Moore was the first to name it as I recall.
The One Nation Under Doom was probably the arc that most fans remember and IMO it was well done with the premise being that Doom was a better option than the corrupt megacorps that were pulling the strings of the government.
The Ellis issues are the only ones that were collected into one volume that came out several years ago.