Title-The Most Fateful Trip
Issue - 6
Writer - Michael Jan Friedman
Art - Marie Severin
Accompanied by Fortune and Wire, Doom travels to an island off the coast of California coast to search for a device known as an ambient energy collector. On the island they discover a population of humans enthralled to a collection of antique television sets. Soon they also find that the ambient energy collector is projecting old TV sitcoms into the nervous system of everyone on the island, thus placing everyone into a virtual reality sim. Fortune and Doom quickly succumb to the effects of the collector so Wire jacks into the collector's signal in a attempt to destroy it. Inside the collector's signal, Wire travels through simulations of old TV sitcoms who act as obstacles to his reaching the man in charge, Mr. Money. When at last Wire reaches Mr. Money, headquartered in a bank, Wire is forbidden to exit the sim reality. Wire then deduces that the exit out of the sim reality is behind the bank's security safe. Unlocking the door Wire lunges outwards and exits back into reality and uses a laser to destroy the collector. With the collector destroyed, Doom and company retreat from the island while under attack from the island natives who have gone mad without the power of the collector.
Title - Mirrors
Issue - 7
The story opens with Doom aboard the floating city he
acquired from Alchemax. He is contemplating his next move when an entity coming
from the Virtual Unreality Gate opens communications with him. The "Oracle"
as he is referred to offers to tell Doom what his past may have been like.
Unknown to Doom, far away in New York, this is all planned by Tyler Stone
in order to recover the floating city from Doom's clutches. But unknown to
even Tyler Stone is that even more powerful forces are working form the Virtual
Unreality Gate. The Oracle then shows Doom a past where Doom is a rich millionaire
industrialist. In this world Victor Von Doom is a caring man whose concern
for his home Latveria also stretches to his adopted home of America. Unknown
to the world he secretly uses his hidden armor to right wrongs and defend
the interest of the nation he loves. During the course of the vision we see
Von Doom saving the famed Mercury capsule from cosmic rays and thus
averting the creation of The Fantastic Four. Also seen is an assassination
attempt on his life which leaves him horribly scarred both physically and mentally.
Von Doom in this world becomes somewhat vengeful in his quest to protect
his nation. In the real world of 2099 Doom rejects the insinuation that he
could ever care for another nation as he would Latveria and therefore destroys
the gate in a fit of anger. Back in New York Tyler Stone's attempt to regain
the floating city is foiled and concludes that Virtual Unreality is a lost
Title - Rumors of War
Issue - 8