Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan’s ‘Victor Von Doom’ Miniseries Canceled Before Publication
Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan's take on Doctor Doom's early years is apparently no more at Marvel. The canceled four issue miniseries, Victor Von Doom (a.k.a. "Teen Doom" among fans on social media), would have kicked off at the end of this month and followed the future Latverian dictator on the closest thing to a college roadtrip he ever took -- a journey through Hell to save his mother's soul. Spencer and Cloonan have both expressed their disappointment while thanking fans for their support on Twitter. The cancellation doesn't seem to be slowing either creator down though, with Spencer continuing to write Ultimate Comics X-Men at Marvel, along with Infinite Vacation and the upcoming Thief of Thieves at Image and Cloonan has her Conan the Barbarian collaboration with Brian Wood out from Dark Horse in February.As pointed out by Graeme McMillan and Kevin Melrose, the title's cancellation follows the recent layoff of series editor Alejandro Arbona (who also edited Spencer's canceled Iron Man 2.0), amid other layoffs and cancellations at the publisher.
From the original Victor Von Doom #1 solicitation text:
The teenaged Victor Von Doom defends his life...in Hell. The undergrad who'll grow to become Dr. Doom is an abrasive young genius surrounded by collegiate buffoons, wastrels, and dilettantes - like that insufferable Richards.
But Doom knows he's destined for greater things, and from his dorm he journeys fearlessly to Hell to save the spirit of his mom...and his struggle to get there, the trials he faces, and his subsequent failure will make him the man he's to become.
Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan pull back the cloak to reveal the youthful, angsty, exuberant side of Victor Von Doom!
You can scope out the cover art for what would have been issues #1, 2 and 3 below:
[Via Robot 6]