Tony Stark is out there somewhere, but in the meantime Victor von Doom has taken up the role of Iron Man. In CBR’s exclusive preview of Invincible Iron Man #597, though, the despot-turned-superhero makes a stopover in Latveria for a graveside visit. It’s a grave one might not expect to have any sway over a figure like Doom. Alas, Doom is apparently human, too.
That grave belongs to Cynthia von Doom, Victor’s mother. Cynthia was a Latverian Romani who used magic borrowed from the demon Mephisto to strike back at her oppressors at the price of her immortal soul. Cynthia was eventually cut down, but as payment for her stint with demonic magic she ended up a prisoner in Mephisto’s realm until Doom and Doctor Strange liberated her.
Juding from the panels below, Doom holds his mother responsible for the strange course his life has taken. He’s mad enough about the whole ordeal to torch her pauper’s grave, but there’s bound to be more to it than that. It is Doom, after all.
Take a glimpse below at what Victor von Doom might be up to in Invincible Iron Man #597, part five of the “Search for Tony Stark.”
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #597
- BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STEFANO
- CASELLI & ALEX MALEEV (A)
- Cover by R.B. SILVA
- HULK VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS STEVENS
- THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK Part 5
- Ironheart rises, Doom falls and Tony Stark emerges from the shadows!
- 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99