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In our video, we list our recommendations from the New York Times Best Sellers in the 2010s. On the prestigious list, the most successful comics are represented that impacted the genre. At the top of our list, is a surprise fight for the pole position between number two and number one.
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5. DAV PILKEY’S DOG MAN #9 (2022)
Worldwide, writer Dav Pilkey is known for his popular children book series such as Captain Underpants. Recently, his series titled Dog Man has been a success. Though obviously for children, the book can fascinate an adult public for its unconventional portrayal of the canine cop and its challenges to the force’s authority. You can collect Dog Man: Grime and Punishment (2020) on Amazon.
Positives: Popular children’s author. Worldwide fame.
Negatives: Children series.
4. SECRET WARS BY JONATHAN HICKMAN (2016)
Importantly, Secret Wars (2016) remains among the top grossing Marvel event crossovers. In fact, the original crossover and the 2015 event form the basis of Phases 4-6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the period, no modern Marvel crossover matches its influence.
Positives: Ambitious crossover, Marvel Cinematic Universe fanbase, top grossing.
Negatives: Hickman does not receive sufficient credit.
Negatives: A larger Star Wars following is needed.
2. WATCHMEN BY ALAN MOORE (2019)
Certainly, the Watchmen (2019 Edition) cements the graphic novel’s iconic status. Among critics, the graphic novel is recognized as the Greatest Of All Time. With Hugo, Eisner/Harvey Awards, Alan Moore’s masterpiece is in rare company. Visit our review.
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‘X-Men (1965) #12, titled “The Origin Of Professor X!”, marks the first appearance of Juggernaut in Marvel continuity. The issue tells of Professor X’s brother’s attack, namely Juggernaut, on Professor X and the X-Men, and of the two brothers’ origin story.
The issue was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
X-Men (1965) #12, titled “The Origin Of Professor X!”, marks the first appearance of Juggernaut in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.
Triumphantly, Kevin Feige has revealed Phase 4-6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Incredibly, it is leading to the most important Marvel event to date: Secret Wars. Originally, the impetus for the comic was to create a new line-up of playsets for the Mattel toy line. In 1984, the Secret Wars crossover event involved a cosmic entity named the Beyonder.
In 2015, the Secret Wars sequel has been one of the most popular Marvel events to date. The premise which inspires Phase 4-6 is based on incursion events that threaten the Marvel multiverse. Let’s detail how two important series and a movie in the MCU may influence Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Loki finds himself in review by the Time Variance Authority. During pruning, they review his life such as the events leading to his mother’s death and Ragnarok. After embarking on missions through the timeline, they realize Time Variants are causing an impending multiversal war. Now, Loki, Mobius and an unexpected flame must stop the apocalypse.
On the hunt for the renegade Time Variant, the TVA identifies a Loki Variant that has been sabotaging the Minutemen across the Timeline. In 2050 Alabama, the TVA and Loki locate the Variant, who is a female Loki. Eventually, she identifies herself as Sylvie Laufeydottir.
Nathaniel Richards is in fact the creator of the Time Variance Authority. In fact, the agents of the TVA are themselves animatronics captured throughout the Timeline. Originally, he had created the TVA in order to prevent a multiversal war. When Loki and Sylvie discover him, they are given the ultimatum to kill him and unleash the variants or take over in his place.
WHAT IF…? UNLEASHES THE TIME VARIANT KANG THE CONQUEROR
In the multiverse, the Watcher observes from the Nexus of All Realities and narrates its evolution but his race and he have sworn to never interfere. With the death of He Who Remains, the time variant Kang The Conqueror has been unleashed on the multiverse. As alternate timelines form, Watcher must recruit a new Guardians of the Multiverse to stop the threat.
The premise of What If…? is what would happen if Peggy Carter instead of Steve Rogers had become Captain America. When Rogers’ experiment fails, Peggy Carter takes the Super Soldier serum and becomes Captain Carter.
In an alternate timelines, Christine Palmer dies in a car accident. In order to change the past, Doctor Strange uses the Eye of Agamotto and turns to dark magic. He becomes Doctor Supreme.
On an alternate Earth, a young Thor grows up without his half-brother Loki. Also, he never learns to be a hero and organizes rowdy parties across the cosmos. When partying on Earth, he is intercepted by Captain Marvel. A rumble follows.
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Multiversal war begins. In order to stop the events from Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange must travel the Marvel multiverse, protect America Chavez and prevent the incursions from parallel universes.
At the beginning of the movie, America Chavez and an alternate Doctor Strange, perhaps Doctor Supreme, are being hunted by a monster. When she arrives in the prime universe, she tells Doctor Strange and Wong that the monster is hunting her because of her powers of dimensional travel across the Marvel multiverse.
Really, Scarlet Witch is the villain in the movie. At the end of WandaVision, she turns to Chaos Magic. In fact, she discovers America Chavez and sends the monster after her across the multiverse in order to steal her multiversal powers. And she intends to use the powers to travel to the dimension where her two children are being held captive.
However, the Celestials’ physical bodies are actually physical constructs. In the comics, it is revealed that the Celestials’ physical bodies are constructs from extra-dimensional hyper space. In fact, What If? Newer Fantastic Four (2008) #1, reveals the Celestials’ bodies are moved by willpower or thought.
TV AND FILM: MYTH #4. THE CELESTIALS CREATED THE SIX INFINITY STONES
Perhaps, the most correct myth. In a What If…? episode, Ultron used the Infinity Stones in order to kill Ego the Living Planet. From Avengers: Infinity War, Loki learnt from the Quarry of the Gods that the Celestials created the Six Infinity Stones.
In reality, the Celestials created the Six Singularities before the birth of the Marvel universe. From the Six Singularities, the Six Infinity Stones of infinite power were born. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Eson the Searcher uses the Space Stone to destroy a planet.
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COMICS AND FILM: MYTH #3. THE CELESTIALS ONLY CREATED THE ETERNALS AND THE DEVIANTS
From the Eternals movie, it appears the Celestials only created two races on Earth: the Deviants and the Eternals. In reality, as space Gods, the Celestials created and evolved multiple races throughout the universe.
In the comics, the Celestials are responsible for genetic experiments on homo superior, the mutant race on Marvel Earth. As matter of fact, part of the reason why they are viewed as villains is because they created the X-Men villain named Apocalypse. More on why, the Celestials may or may not be villains.
COMICS AND FILM: MYTH #2. THE CELESTIALS CREATED THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE
Really, this myth is both correct and incorrect. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Celestials created the Big Bang with the Six Singularities. In fact, the Marvel universe is an endless cycle of rebirth and destruction. However, the Celestials have created only one universe in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In Marvel comics, the Celestials have created the Marvel multiverse. Indeed, they shaped the early cosmos allowing for the multiverse to be created. Though, Secret Wars shows that the Beyonders may have created the Marvel multiverse. In fact, we argue Pre-Retcon Beyonder as Marvel’s God.
COMICS AND FILM: MYTH #1. THE CELESTIALS ARE VILLAINS
In both Marvel comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Celestials appear as cosmic villains. Though this is correct in the Eternals movie, this myth needs explanation. In reality, the Celestials are both creators and destroyers. Since they created the universe or multiverse, they function according to the laws of evolution.
In the comics, Living Tribunal who is the Cosmic Judge, is responsible for creating and destroying universes to maintain balance. Similarly, the Celestials obey the cycles of creation and destruction of the universe. In effect, they are Gods or Abstracts in the Power Hierarchy. In Thor vs Celestial, we show Exitar the Celestial when he judges the planet Pangoria.
The Marvel Universe is no more! The interdimensional Incursions have eliminated each and every dimension one by one – and now, despite the best eff orts of the scientists, sages and superhumans of both dimensions, the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe have collided with one another…and been destroyed! Now, all that exists in the vast empty cosmos is a single titanic patchwork planet, made of the fragmented remains of hundreds of devastated dimensions: Battleworld! And the survivors of this multiversal catastrophe must learn to survive in this strange new realm! What strange creatures inhabit this world? Which familiar faces will make their return? And what happens when the various realms go to war? The Marvel Universe is dead…and the victors of the Secret Wars will determine what comes next!
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Every year on Midsummer’s Eve, Victor von Doom clashes with the forces of evil in a vain attempt to free his mother’s soul from Hell. Only when Doctor Stephen Strange — Master of the Mystic Arts and Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme — is convinced to join the fight, does the outcome have any hope of changing. But first these unlikely allies must journey to Mephisto’s infernal realm…where they find that the cost of one soul may be more than they are willing to pay!
Re-presenting perhaps the greatest Doctor Doom story ever told, along with a host of extras, including a prologue in which Doom considers becoming Doctor Strange’s apprentice — and rare short stories by legendary artist Mike Mignola, starring Doctors Strange and Doom’s ever-unpredictable ally, the Sub-Mariner.
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Wakanda has been conquered, its Vibranium reserves plundered. Storm faces execution in the next 48 hours. And Dr. Doom stands triumphant. It will take the combined forces of the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the two Black Panthers to stand against him. A war has begun that will pit the world’s most relentless super villain against a collection of the world’s most powerful super heroes–one that will span the globe, offering twists and turns and surprise players (hello Deadpool!) that neither side will see coming.
Five-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker turns his shadowy vision to Marvel’s greatest villain, Victor Von Doom. With the phenomenal art team of Pablo Raimondi and Mark Farmer, you will witness Doom’s life from his earliest moments to the day he took the throne of Latveria. A dark and revealing examination of how an innocent boy grows up to be a tyrant – a new twist on an old legend – Books of Doom is a sweeping epic of tragedy, madness and destiny! Collects Books of Doom #1-6.
Iron Man and Doctor Doom at first find themselves in the time of Camelot, drawn into the rivalry between King Arthur and Morgan Le Fay, but then they are sent to the distant future to save Earth from death satellites with Merlin and a young Arthur.
The year is 2099. Victor von Doom, having mysteriously survived from the Heroic Age of the early 21st century, has risen anew in this technologically advanced future. Having retaken his beloved Latveria from those who ruled it in his absence, Doom has turned his gaze to America, once the home of his greatest foes. He sees unrest. He sees disharmony. He knows that the struggling nation needs an iron fist to bring it back under control. And he knows just the man for the job. All hail … President Doom?! Superstar writer Warren Ellis’ maniacal overhaul of Dr. Doom’s futuristic series is collected in one volume, featuring technological horror, dystopian despots and more sheer wrongness than you can shake a gauntlet at!
COLLECTING: Material from Doom 2099 24-39, 2099: The World Of Doom
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DC VS MARVEL
THE SMARTEST HUMANS AT DC AND MARVEL
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In January, we ranked the formidabilities in a potential Darkseid vs Thanos battle. And we looked at the characters in continuity at their highest powers: Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet and Darkseid with the Anti-Life Equation.
In February, we compared both characters to find out who is the better villain. Now, this month, we compare two other A-list villains at DC and Marvel to find out who is the better villain.
At DC and Marvel, Lex Luthor and Doctor Doom are definitely the two smartest humans in their respective universes. For his part, Lex Luthor has planned world domination while Doctor Doom has conquered the power of God on multiple occasions.
To this end, we have come up with a villainy score that compares both characters in eight categories: Sales, Origin Story, Character Evolution, Cast, Quality Opponents, Villainy, Power, Popularity. Before we compare our villains let’s list some rules.
The Villainy Score is rated out of 8 points.
For Doctor Doom, we list only the Earth-616 continuity and for Lex Luthor Post-Crisis, Post-Flashpoint and Rebirth.
Since we are comparing Sales and Popularity, we include the villains’ performance in other media and their Google Search Results.
For Power, we list their highest achievements across Earth-616, Post-Crisis, Post-Flashpoint and Rebirth continuities.
So, let’s compare Lex Luthor and Doctor Doom in the villainy department.
In the movie department, the controversial Batman v Superman movie still gave us a more significant live-action adaptation than Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Overall, BvS earned $855 million internationally.
Doctor Doom. Marvel Comics.
VILLAINY SCORE: 3
Though Doctor Doom stars in more event comics with prominent roles, he performs less than his counterpart in the different media.
In 1984, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars ranked as Marvel’s first company-wide crossover event and the top-selling comic year-long with 250000 copies sold. In 2015, Doctor Doom becomes God-doom in Secret Wars whose first issue ranked 1st in unit sales with 527618 sold on the Top Comics of May 2015.
In many respects, Lex Luthor is definitely one of the most interesting character at DC Comics.
Post-Crisis, his motivations have centered on either destroying Superman’s reputation or besting him through his lackeys. What makes Lex Luthor work is that he genuinely believes himself to be humanity’s savior by virtue of his superior intelligence.
During Dark Nights: Death Metal, Lex may have finally become good. In fact, he proved why he is the smartest human in the DC multiverse by creating the weapon in the World Forge that created Truth Incarnate Wonder Woman.
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In this department, Lex Luthor may have foreshadowed the greatest evil. However, his humanity shows he can be redeemed.
With the Worlogog, Lex Luthor created an alternate future where Darkseid imposed the Anti-Life Equation on DC Earth. In a sense, this may have contributed to Final Crisis.
In Dark Nights Metal, Luthor joined forces with Perpetua who re-made the multiverse in her image. However, he redeemed himself by supplying the weapon for Truth Incarnate Wonder Woman’s victory.
In this department, Doctor Doom is pure evil. In fact, he cannot be redeemed. Indeed, his faith in magic is only a masquerade for his lust for power.
In Doomwar, Doom used the purple Man to possess the will of all humans on Earth. On mutiple occasions, his lust for power caused him to steal the power of the Silver Surfer, the Watcher and Galactus.
In Secret Wars, GodDoom rules Battleworld having stolen the Beyonders’ powers. Even here, Doom’s inner darkness makes him a powerful villain.
ADVANTAGE: DOCTOR DOOM
With his Universal-Level Strength Class, Lex Luthor with the Omega Effect in Darkseid War has a score of 71.5. Though his lack of Teamwork with the JLA limits his potential. His Formidability rating is Metahuman.
To note, Lex Luthor with the Omega Effect is less powerful than Darkseid with the ALE. Which explains how he could not defeat Anti-Monitor. In fact, it takes the ALE to stand a chance though AM is at least as powerful as Darkseid with ALE.
Strength Class: Universal 84%
Weaknesses: None 100%
Quality Opponents: God or Abstract 100%
Limitations: Teamwork 67%
Though God-Doom in Secret Wars is Nigh-omnipotent in Strength Class, his Hubris and Power Dependency on Molecule Man, give him a score of 71. His Formidability rating is Metahuman.
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The being known as the Beyonder is, in fact, a young member of an ancient otherworldly race known as the Beyonders. He was dragged to Earth by the super-villains geniuses group Intel by a tachyon beam meant to attract a Vibranium meteorite.
During the Marvel Now! (2012 Event), we learn of the Beyonders’ experiments on the Marvel multiverse. In every universe, they had planted a singularity under the form of Molecule Man. When Molecule Man died, his death would cause the death of the universe.
In effect, the Beyonders planned to witness the destruction of the multiverse.
Notably, the Beyonders possess Nigh-omnipotence at the Multiversal scale. Importantly, their incredible power allows them to kill Living Tribunal in every universe simultaneously. Their power can defeat the cosmic entities of Eternity and the Celestials of every universe.
In New Avengers (2015) #33, Molecule Man and Doctor Doom journey across the multiverse. In order to stop the Beyonders’ plan, Owen plans to kill every version of himself 25 years in the past.
After seven years in the past, Molecule Man kills another version and an incursion eventually occurs. It is a chain reaction that causes a contraction in the multiverse. With each universe colliding with another, Earth is at the point of impact.
Though the Beyonders did not directly cause the incursion, they ultimately show how powerful their singularity is. As a living bomb, Molecule Man has the power to destroy the infinite Marvel multiverse.
Really, the Beyonders possess nigh-omnipotence: avatar creation, vast energy blasts, super strength, regeneration, super speed, dimensional travel.
When Mister Fantastic defeats Doom, Molecule Man uses the Beyonders’ omnipotence to recreate a single Marvel universe. Really, this shows the Beyonders have the power to create and to destroy the Marvel universe.
In New Avengers (2015) #30, the Beyonders decimated the remaining Celestial hosts. Previously, Yellowjacket shrank his size to explore the universe.
Per chance, he found the Builders stumbling on a trap for an enemy. As it happens, it was laid out for the Celestials. Really, the Celestials possess Universal-Level power that can rival the Infinity Gauntlet.
THREE BEYONDERS KILL THE LIVING TRIBUNAL SIMULTANEOUSLY IN EVERY UNIVERSE
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Interviewed by leukemia survivor KJ Ricci, Stan Lee revealed Doctor Doom is his favorite supervillain. The legendary writer said he does not see Doom as a villain and would like to clear his name.
PER IGN: MARVEL’S GREATEST VILLAIN
IGN’S TOP 100 COMIC BOOK VILLAINS OF ALL TIME
In 2009, IGN counted down the Top 100 Comic Book Villains Of All Time from both DC and Marvel comics. The list features some of the best villains in the two universes such as Magneto, Thanos, Black Adam and Joker. The list even ranks our own Doctor Doom.
Doctor Doom’s origin story is one of tragedy and crime. Victor von Doom was born to gypsy parents. His mother dealt in the dark arts. Tragically, a bargain with Mephisto went awry and the demon claimed Victor’s mother’s soul. Victor studied magic in Latveria then science in America to reclaim his mother’s soul.
Victor Von Doom, Reed Richards and Ben Grimm studied at State University, New York. Apparently, Ben may have been responsible for Victor becoming Doctor Doom. Combining magic and science, Victor’s experiment failed and his face was scarred. Donning armor and mask, he became… Doctor Doom.
What makes Doom a great villain is the fact that he originally was not a villain. His dedication to saving his mother is understandable though the means he uses are abhorrent. In many respects, Doom is a product of his upbringing: tortured, lonely and violent.
Doom’s central motivation is his belief that the world can find peace only under Doomworld. In many respects, this is the belief of all tyrants which shows that Doom’s belief actually stems from those tragic circumstances that developed his lust for power. Why is Doom’s Marvel greatest villain? He has conviction and unmatched willpower.
Doctor Doom’s story is that of tragedy and crime. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
VILLAIN OR ANTI-HERO?
Early stories showcase Doctor Doom as an exclusive Fantastic Four villain. IGN even considers him a fifth member of the Fantastic Four as its necessary antagonist. What makes Doom an interesting villain are his motivations. Ultimately, though he always seeks ultimate power as his goal, his purposes are always devious.
Of course, his final goal is world domination but his methods are infinite. As head of state of Latveria, Doom uses the vast resources at his disposal to do war against the Fantastic Four and Marvel Earth. In some portrayals Doctor Doom has allied himself with the forces of good to face a common enemy. In “Infinity Gauntlet,” Doctor Doom even allied himself to the heroes who banded together to fight Thanos. However, it is always for a devious purpose.
POWERS: SCIENCE AND MAGIC
Doctor Doom is one of the most brilliant minds on Marvel Earth, rivaling Mister Fantastic in scientific expertise. A rarity, Doom has managed to unite both science and magic, upgrading his armor with spells, cosmic energy and other sources of power. What makes Doom so dangerous is his skill in both departments and his viciousness, since he is willing to go to any lengths in order to further his power.
Multiple times, Doctor Doom has succeeded in achieving ultimate power. Doctor Doom managed to steal the Beyonder’s power and become the Supreme Being of the Marvel Universe. In the “Avengers: Emperor Doom” storyline, Doom became the benevolent Emperor Doom who succeeded in bringing peace on Earth with the Purple Man’s psycho-prism. In the “Secret Wars”event, Doom stole the Beyonders’ power again, this time, to re-make reality in his image. Indeed, a feat not even Thanos has achieved.
In ‘Secret Wars’ (2016) #9, Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic battle in Molecule Man’s white room. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
IN UNIVERSAL AND MULTIVERSAL ANOMALIES
“SECRET WARS” REBOOTED THE MARVEL MULTIVERSE
In “Secret Wars” (2015), the Marvel multiverse is being destroyed by the multiversal entities known as the Beyonders. Only two remaining universes remain: the main Marvel universe and the Ultimate universe. In the Beyond, Doctor Doom meets with the Beyonders in order to save the remaining universes. Originlly, Molecule Man was designed by the Beyonders as a bomb that would destroy the multiverse. Using Molecule Men as bombs, Doctor Doom and Doctor Strange killed the Beyonders and stole their power.
During the incursions between Earth-616 and Earth-1610, Mister Fantastic built the Future Foundation Life Rafts to transport the survivors to the incursion points. Suffering a hull breach, they nevertheless survived and were transported to Battleworld, created by Doctor Doom. On Battleworld, Doctor Doom was worshipped as God on a world of controlled chaos. There, the Life Raft and the Cabal opposed Doom’s reign. In the end, Doom was defeated and Molecule Man destroyed Battleworld, rebooting the mainstream Marvel universe. In the end, the Ultimate universe was no more.
In ‘Secret Wars’ (2016) #9, Doctor Doom and Mister Fantastic battle in Molecule Man’s white room. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
MILES MORALES JOINED THE MAINSTREAM MARVEL UNIVERSE
In ‘Secret Wars’ (2015) #6, the Maker’s and Reed Richards plans are set into motion. Miles Morales and Spider-Man go off to the White Room to find Doom’s source of power. There, in front of Molecule Man’s statue, they find Valeria, Doctor Doom’s daughter on Battleworld but who is actually Reed Richards’ daughter. After a brief discussion with her, the two Spider-Men enter the white room. Inside, they find Molecule Man there who asks them if they brought him something to eat. Surprisingly, Miles Morales takes out a three week-old hamburger from his pocket and gives it to Molecule Man.
Fully fed, Spider-Man asks Molecule Man about Doctor Doom’s power source. Molecule Man tells them they are looking at him. In ‘Secret Wars’ (2016) #9, Miles Morales has a flashback to that moment. In the white room, Molecule Man thanks him for the burger. It is implied that Molecule Man saved Miles Morales and his family in the new mainstream Marvel universe. In the present, the two Spider-Men are on a rooftop and after Peter checks if Miles has done his homework, the two Spider-Men swing into adventure to go beat up on bad guys.
VENOM WARNS THE MAKER SEEKS TO RE-CREATE THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE
In ‘Venom’ (2021) #200, the Ultimate universe resurfaces. Now, Eddie Brock has become the new King in Black and is testing his super powers. After testing his omniscience, he notes the only one escaping his power is the Maker, Reed Richards’ evil counterpart from the Ultimate universe. Having obtained an artificial symbiote from the Ultimate universe, the Maker used Venom‘s symbiote to augment and heal his psyche.
Able to travel between dimensions, the Maker returned to the Ultimate universe, which was destroyed. Then, Eddie uses his super powers to meet simultaneously the Avengers, Quiet Council of Krakoa, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Surfer and other groups to warn them tat the Maker will likely return to conquer Earth-616. In fact, this task has been commissioned him by the Interdimensional Council of Reeds. In all likelihood, it is possible the Ultimate universe was rebooted after “Secret Wars.”
In ‘Venom’ (2021) #200, the Maker returns to the Ultimate Universe using the Venom symbiote. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
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