Doctor Doom Isn’t Just Marvel’s Best Villain, He’s Their Best Hero Too

Victor von Doom aka Doctor Doom is one of Marvel Comics’ earliest villains, but many readers might not realize he’s also one of Marvel’s best heroes. Doom has been around for so long that he is the archetype for many villains, not just in Marvel or in superhero comics, but in popular culture in general. This includes Darth Vader, according to an unconfirmed rumor.
Debuting in 1962’s Fantastic Four vol. 1 #5 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Doom slowly but surely evolved into much more than a Fantastic Four recurring villain. His bitter rivalry with Reed Richards remains one of the …