Which is weird, given the movie situation. Like how they've sort of relegated mutants to give the Inhumans center stage. I wonder why the Doom-stroking actually exists, because it's certainly not their best financial move atm.
I feel like Marvel's hardcore Doom-wankery inextricably took off around 2005-2006..? Because I remember it being a relatively new concept when I first joined this site. Of course, Hickman took it to entirely new levels in 2009-2010, when he started writing Fantastic Four and FF... He had the whole "Doom am ure Gawd!!!1!!111!!11!" thing mapped out from the beginning.
But yeah, it doesn't serve any sort of particular purpose for Marvel. Seems like some random fanboy started the trend one day, and the rest of the staff just hopped on the bandwagon. Not that I mind, but it is kind of strange.
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i think it's more based on the fact that he is such a classic villain--likely the first TRUE supervillain in marvel history. i'd guess he was simply hickman's fave villain when he was a kid. lol it's sad, but i find myself wishing that he was actually someone ELSE's villain. the ff are...cool enough, and they've certainly developed over the last 10 or so years pretty dramatically, but it seems the ff are just never really loved like some of the other marvel characters. doom is sort of what lex could have been, and maybe a little of what they've tried, at times, to make lex more like.
@digi--financially, i don't think the issue is doom. i think it's just that no one likes the ff. in all honesty, with all the asinine power ups in marvel over the last bunch of years, the ff characters might have benefited the most from a power up. maybe. i mean if the ff were given the push and focus of friggin iron fist or black panther, maybe they'd be seen a bit differently today?