Warning! Spoilers for Final Invasion #3 forward!With the daybreak of a brand new Final Universe has come a brand new Reed Richards, however this model of the Implausible 4‘s chief has a surprising twist. Taking the mantle of this universe’s Physician Doom (for now), this Reed is trapped by each Reed Richards’ biggest foe: himself. As this new Final Universe is remade by forces past its heroes’ management, the destiny of a number of Reed Richards hold within the steadiness.
Followers get their first glimpse of the brand new Physician Doom in Final Invasion #3, written by Jonathan Hickman, penciled by Bryan Hitch, inked by Andrew Currie, coloured by Alex Sinclair and lettered by Joe Caramagna. On this subject it’s revealed that the Reed Richards of Earth-6160 has turn into this Earth’s Physician Doom after being imprisoned by his Earth-1610 counterpart, the Maker. Whereas he is not explicitly known as something apart from “Reed Richards” within the story, Marvel’s solicit for Final Invasion #3 confirms that this Reed goes by Physician Doom, additionally calling him the “anti-Maker.”
The Maker is Dwelling as much as his Title in Final Invasion
Final Invasion is the story of the Maker’s try and remake Earth-6160 in his personal picture, a brand new Final Universe. As a part of his management of Earth-6160, the Maker has used time journey to neutralize most of this world’s superheroes earlier than their creation. Nonetheless, he’s stored this world’s Reed Richards imprisoned inside his base, the Metropolis, toiling away whereas compelled to put on a model of Physician Doom’s masks. One purpose for that is practicality. Final Invasion #2 by Hickman, Hitch, Currie, Sinclair and Caramagna reveals that the Maker has mind harm, forcing him to depend on others, together with Reed and Howard Stark, to construct his Immortus Engine.
The Maker’s Imprisoning of Reed is Petty and Vindictive
The opposite purpose he retains Reed imprisoned is due to ego and spite. In Final Invasion #1 by the identical staff, the Maker asks mainstream Earth-616’s Reed Richards whether or not he would cease the Maker from ever present if given the prospect. Earth-616 Reed admits that he would, and it appears to be like just like the seize and humiliation of this new Reed is the Maker’s response. This new Reed doesn’t even know what Physician Doom’s masks symbolizes to mainstream Reed, he’s simply one other sufferer of the Maker’s petty vendetta. He may not be the one sporting the masks, however the Maker has turn into the Physician Doom on this relationship, obsessing over Reed Richards.
This revenge is perhaps the factor that dooms the Maker ultimately. The solicit for Final Invasion #3 hints that Earth-6160’s Reed has a secret plan, saying, “DOCTOR DOOM – the Anti-Maker – prepares his personal plans to take care of this evil Reed Richards…” With just one subject left of the sequence earlier than Earth-6160 turns into the brand new Final Universe for good, the mixed may of Reed and Howard Stark may simply flip the Maker’s machines again on him. What the Maker, Reed Richards and a potential model of this world’s Implausible 4 may appear like within the aftermath of the sequence nevertheless nonetheless stays a thriller.
Final Invasion #3 is accessible now from Marvel Comics.