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Subj: I agree with you. There was a spectacular evolution of Doom & Magneto between 1970 & 1985.
Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 at 10:56:35 am EST (Viewed 204 times)
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 at 03:03:04 pm EST (Viewed 252 times)
Quote:Other writers later guided Doom and gave him that nuance...that character development stuff was big in the 70's and 80's.
I totally agree.
There was a spectacular evolution of the characters of Doom & Magneto between 1970 & 1985.
It started as soon as 1970 when Doctor Doom became the main protagonist of his own book.
Still, in these stories, he was perceived as the "lesser of two evils" compared to Andro, the Faceless One or Red Skull.
I think that, after Jim Shooter became editor-in-chief in 1978, the portrayal of Doom & Magneto evolved a lot. Chris Claremont & John Byrne had a huge influence on both characters.
Still, it was Jim Shooter himself who showed how much the characters had evolved in the 1980s Secret Wars.
Doom was, apparently, the main antagonist but, once he had the power of the Beyonder, he showed everyone what would really happen if he became omnipotent.
Magneto, right from the start, was not included among the antagonists.