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Rage Against Time
Title - May the Circle be Unbroken
Issue - 39
Writer - Warren Ellis
Art - John Buscema
Title - The Night Before Yesterday
Writer - Tom Peyer
Art - John Buscema and Scott Koblish
Having escaped America, and with Latveria a toxic
wasteland, Doom removes himself to Myridia. There he constructs the Point, a new
citadel for the government using nano-technology. He ponders on recent events
leading up to the coup which took America from him. Reaching the summit, Doom
listens to information coming in and going out across the globe. Finally he
himself into the data net that is Myridia and attempts to grasp at the
solution until finally...he disappears.
Panel appearance by various supporting characters on
Doom's monitor. Cerebra, Nkrumah, Sharp Blue, Poet, Static Annie, Indigo Eshun, Vox, Wire, and Fortune.
Title - Visitation
Issue - 40
Writer - Tom Peyer
Art - John Buscema
The 1990s, deep below the ocean surface, Namor witnesses the destruction
of a plot of
sea bed. To his surprise and anger, the vehicle responsible disappears without a
trace. In the slums of Hell's Kitchen, Daredevil busts a drug lab in
church. While apprehending the culprits, crabs appear from nowhere and
vanish. Meanwhile, on the metaphysical plane Dr. Strange senses a
that may cause untold damage. In Latveria Doctor Doom observes a planet which
seems to be moving to enter the solar system. Suddenly his lab comes under
attack from a mysterious foe who battle from within the castle. When Doom
confronts this foe, it is Doom 2099.
Doom 2099 attempts to convince himself that he comes from the future and that he
must aid him in order to save Latveria, but Doctor Doom doesn't believe him.
Doom 2099 is forced to restrain him. Later in New York, the directors of
Alistair Chemical are called in for a late night meeting. The directors are
introduced to their newest partner, Doom 2099, as they are all attacked by crabs
which latch onto their faces.
Guest appearances by Namor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, and Doctor Doom
Dorian from X-Nation 2099 appears here as an unskilled lab attendant in
Doom's castle. It is unclear how he continues to be a young man 2099 or why
he seems to have no recollection.
Doom 2099 tells Doctor Doom that he will be torn from his present era at
some point in the future and flung more than 100 years into the future. This
version of events is what Doom 2099 believed to be the truth until Doom 2099
#25 where he regained his memories. Its unclear as to why he gives his
younger self this explanation.
Title - Burn
Issue - 41
Writer - Tom Peyer & Evan Skolnick (script)
Art - Dale Eaglesham [story pages 1 - 8], John Royle
Daredevil is called to a scene
a crime where he once again encounters the mysterious crabs and their
effect on humans. Underwater, Namor continues to pursue the immense
that is destroying his oceans. Namor and Daredevil cross paths when
attacks a pier where Doom's ships are picking up a shipment. A battle
ensues in which Doom must put a hand in. When Namor believes that he
beaten Doom he swims to destroy the machine but is then caught in a
explosion which further demolishes the ocean floor. Enraged Namor takes
leaving Daredevil in the water. Namor flies to Latveria where he finds
a battle damaged Dr. Doom warning him of an imposter. Together they
an alliance to track down the so called Doom of the future and make him
for his crimes.
Guest appearances by Namor,
Daredevil, and Doctor Doom.
Doom offers Dorian restitution for his
younger self's mistreatment . Dorian asks Doom for crab venom but
him, but Dorian takes some anyway. Its unclear what connection this has with his
presence in X-Nation 2099, apparently un-aged.
hinted here for the first time since Doom 2099 #25 that Doom doesn't have
his full memories. He finds Daredevil and Namor only "vaguely familiar."
First issue to not end with a quote. Issues #41 and 42 do not have a quote.
Although not credited, Dale Eaglesham penciled the first 8 pages of the
issue. Via email I asked Dale about his work on this issue. He recalled that
following a change in editors, there was a misunderstanding over whether or
not he was supposed to complete the issue and the rest of it was given to
another artist [Royle]. Thanks Dale for answering all my questions!
The change in artist partially explains why
Doom first appears in his Mark-II
then later the Mark-III armor. (Just speculation on my part, but perhaps he
wasn't given reference material for the new armor).
Title - Bitter Choices
Issue - 42
Writer - Tom De Falco
Art - Jeff Lafferty
After inspecting the
the environmental platform that Doom used to ravage the seas, Dr.
Doom's trail. Doom meanwhile experiments on his own people using crab venom. His
studies show that the venom, while highly addictive, provides an immunity to the
necro-toxins which will be used to destroy Latveria in 2099. Dr. Strange follows
Doom's trail to Yancy St. where he invites
Thing to help him defeat Doom before he causes a temporal cataclysm.
using his own method also tracks down Doom's hideout. Together with the
they defeat Doom and destroy his lab. Doom having lost the battle is
to ingest some of the crab venom in order to preserve it for analysis.
the only place where he can find the technology to analyze the venom
in the Four Freedoms Plaza, home of the Fantastic Four.
Strange identifies the machine Doom 2099 uses to ravage the seas as a
Environmental Maintenance Platform.Alistair Chemical is renamed Alchemax
Dr. Strange finds Dorian overdosed on the crab venom. He
is not seen to be rescued by Daredevil or the Thing but somehow he manages to
out since he lives in 2099.
This is the only issue of Doom 2099 written by Tom
De Falco (of Fantastic Four fame). He would write Doom 2099 one more time in Fantastic
Four #413 which immediately follows this issue.
Second issue to not end with a quote. Issues #41 and 42 do not have a quote.
Continues in Fantastic Four #413
Title - Missions Impossible
Issue - 413
Writer - Tom De Falco & Paul Ryan
Art -Paul Ryan
Doom 2099 uses the
Fantastic Four's facilities to analyze the crab venom in order to save his
people. After he is discovered, he must battle the combined efforts of the
Fantastic Four and the Inhumans as he
tries to escape the 4 Freedoms Plaza with the necessary data. Ultimately he is captured by his past
self and Namor.
Follows Doom 2099 #42. Continues in Doom 2099 #43
Other than the Spider-Man meets Spider-Man 2099 graphic novel, this is the
only other occasion in which characters from the 'classic' 2099 continuity
visit the regular (616) Marvel universe.
Paul Ryan also served as the artist on Ravage 2099.
Title - Homecoming
Issue - 43
Writer - John Francis Moore
Art - Jeff Lafferty
After being kidnapped by his
self, Doom is interrogated for the truth behind his actions. He once
tries to convince his counterpart that his intentions are for the best
Latveria. Seeing that his presence is causing more harm than good he
his younger self and uses the Shi'ar star gate to catapult himself into
future. As he returns home Doom sees an alien planetoid circling the
causing untold environmental damage to earth. After landing in Latveria
finds the result of his time travel. Some Latverians survived the
Among them are Fortune and her brother Kaz. Together they lead the last
the Zerifo clan and any mutated survivors of the Necrotoxins. Fortune,
Doom for all that has happened, warns him to either help them or stay
of the way. Doom returns to his castle where he catches up on the
that have transpired in the months that he was away. Then he receives a
from an unlikely visitor, Reed Richards.
When his younger self does not recognize the face beneath the mask, Doom
2099 reminds him that he has switched bodies before. He mentions Daredevil
(Daredevil #37) and Reed Richards (Fantastic
Doom theorizes that gaps in his memory, for instance not remembering the
events of this issue, can be explained that his memories have been affected
by his exploration of time and space.
Doctor Doom tells his future counterpart that his future will not be his. To
date, this is true. It is also not the first time that Doctor Doom has
refuted a possible future, see Iron Man #250.
Doom sees his mother, Cynthia von Doom, in his vision. This is her only
appearance in Doom 2099.
Goof: When Kaz mentions the
Y'lestja its misspelled as
Zefiro law forbids the killing of another tribe member, the punishment is
John Francis Moore, the
original writer of Doom 2099 returns for this and the final issue of the book.
Issue ends with a historical quote, something that Moore himself
started and was missing from issue #41 and 42
Continues in Fantastic Four 2099 #7
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