Pastel and ink on toned tan paper.
Our model lion is 79 years old now. We used his picture from the 1934 Chicago Daily News, shown below. Jimmy, they called him.
“Jimmy” got ruined by over-aggressive spraying of sealant, so we reworked him. We kind of like the second version better, below.
Stripped of his awesome armor, Victor Von Doom is stranded across the solar system on the world he once saved – Planet Doom! So WHAT does he do?! Dr. Doom takes apart a lion with his bare hands, destroys a slaver’s mining compound and everyone in it, takes over the brain of a sea monster, and wipes out everyone in his path to conquest. THAT’S WHAT!
It’s over-the-top action from Chuck Dixon and Leonardo Manco that perfectly captures the character of Dr. Doom. Let’s look at the lion fight from the opening pages of Doom #1.