The X-Men, Deadpool, the Wakandans, and of course the Fantastic Four are getting set to take on the ruler of Latveria, DOOM! Written by Jonathan Maberry with art by Will Conrad and Ken Lashley, Doomwar is a five-issue mini series that is set to have plenty of kick @$$ Doomery!
Maberry is currently writing the Black Panther , and is actually a Bram Stoker-award-winning novelist. And he’s bringing some smarts to this tale. According to his interview with Newsarama, “they’re not just going to war against Doom, they’re squaring off against his entire network, which includes various villains (human, meta-human and ‘other’) who work behind the scenes to provide Doom with money, materials and muscle. I mean, let’s face it –“Doom runs an entire country. You don’t do that alone. And at any given time he’s got a lot of operations going, so there has to be a massive support system and considering who the boss is, that system won’t be made up of nice guys.”
The story begins with Doom capturing Storm and ordering her execution. To add insult to injury, he’s discovered a certain element that will increase his powers exponentially, making him as powerful as the Infinity Gauntlet!
Why’s Deadpool involved? Well, “he gets hired by T’Challa and the Black Panther to come in and lead a special wet-works team, doing some things that the more moral and mainstream heroes would not do.” Ha…sounds almost like X-Force, doesn’t it?
No real word yet on how this fits into Siege.