Doom (comic book)
Doom is a comic book published by GT Interactive in May 1996 and based on the video game, Doom. Only a single issue was created, and the the comic has been thoroughly panned by critics for having utterly ridiculous dialogue. Issue 1, Knee Deep In the Dead, was written by Steve Behling and Michael Stewart, drawn and colored by Tom Grindberg, lettered by Edd Fear, and produced by Dana Moreshead through Marvel Comics as a giveaway for a video game convention making it quite rare. 10,000 copies of the comic were made for a reprint in the id Anthology video game compilation.
I knew of the existence of the Doom comic because it was famous for how bad it is, and I saw a couple scans of sections of the comic, but I never read it. In 2019, while cleaning up the Doom universe page on this Wiki, I searched for it online and found it and read it. It's hilariously awful.
I don't own this comic, but I read it on 2019-10-22.
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- Some of the one-liner jokes are pretty funny. "Knock, knock. Who's there? ME!"
- The over-the-top content of the comic fits the style of the game.
- A lot of the dialogue is groan-worthy. "You are huge! That means you have huge guts! Rip and tear!"
- The art is only so-so, and most of the guns and demons are not drawn very accurately to the game.
- The comic is just a series of gags and gore, there isn't even an attempt at a story or plot. And, at only 16 pages, there isn't enough room to tell the actual story-line of the game.
- youtube.com/watch?v=Sv4xLSj_pL8 - Dramatic reading with comic panels.
- doom.fandom.com/wiki/Doom_comic - Fan site.