Here’s a rare old school story of Doom vs Spider-Man. Note that the authors of this one are no less than JOHN ROMITA and STAN LEE.
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So, Victor Von Doom is being his usual mad doctor dictator self, while Peter Parker is being his usual were-spider self. All is normal for now, as far as Marvel comics go.
Except that the ruler of Latveria’s country has been invited to N.Y.
We therefore find out that J. Jonah Jameson is kind of a fascist.
Also note how Peter is letting out all his frustration at his douchey employer now that he’s under a secret identity. “Certifiable cretin”. Ehe.
THE TIME OF DOOM IS COMING.
It’s really a telling sign of real life politics, when the portrayal of a funny madman in an old superhero comic book feels all too much similar to real politicians of the real world…?
Meanwhile, Peter’s going on an introspective mind trip as usual.
Doom proceeds to attack Spidey personally with his superarmour. Because make no mistakes, Doom’s armour looks like a bad medieval party prop, but it’s actually as powerful as Iron Man’s.
Not content with that, Doom sends some Doombot to attack Spidey again.
And then Doom also drugs Spidey with some hallucinogen. Overkill much?
I wish I could tell you the Doompigeon (Pigeonbot? Pigeon of Doom?) is just another hallucination that Spidey is having while he’s tripping balls. But it is not.
Spidey just keeps falling from where he’s climbing and-
…..No, I really can’t get over the Pigeon of Doom. Do you think… is that… is that a pigeon that Doom has turned into a cyborg? A cyborg pigeon? With the sole purpose of spying on Spidey…. He could have built a spybot or something… but no… it’s a pigeon. IT’S A PIGEON.
FEAR THE PIGEON OF DOOM. HAIL DOOM!
In the end, Doom didn’t stop Spider-Man, or capture him, or kill him, or whatever.
But he did make him terrified of pigeons.