Monday, December 10, 2012
To be honest, I don't know how long that Doctor Doom would put up with a partnership with the Joker, but that would be part of the fun of a story like this. This cover represents the two greatest rivalries in comics, in my opinion. The Joker and Batman are such complete opposites that it is always interesting watching them clash with one another. Doom and Reed Richards on the other hand had quite a bit in common at one time - their great intellects led them to the same courses in college, after all. The drama between them lies in how their personalities sent them on widely divergent paths. I get the feeling that Doom is secretly envious of Mr. Fantastic while The Joker probably pities Batman in his own crazy way.