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RIP AND TEAR! The Doom Comic Adapatation


Normally taking two of my favorite things in the world and mashing them together is a good thing. Peanut butter and chocolate, gasoline and matches, comic books and murder simulators. In the case of the 1996 comic book adaptation of id Software's Doom, nothing could be further from the truth.

Most of the free world was thankfully spared any knowledge of it's existence until Richard "Oh God My Face!" Kyanka's feature of the comic for PlanetQuake. Since then, it has achieved nearly legendary status in the Doom community, and spawned it's own share of memes. While many had heard of the comic, few had the opportunity to fully experience it themselves. Neither had I, until I stumbled upon this four-year-old link on Doomworld.com. Yeah, I know. Let me assure you: having finally read it myself, it lives up to the hype.

The Doom Comic was written by Steven "Stupid Nickname" Dehling and Michael "Another Stupid Nickname" Stewart. These two have guaranteed themselves a place in history as the creators of one of the most non compos mentis comic book storylines ever created. It would take ten years for this feat to be topped by Frank Miller's All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder. The art was provided by Tom Grindberg, who believe it or not is an actual comics professional. Let's face it though, this isn't exactly the kind of thing he'll be showing off in his portfolio. I'm not sure whether or not these guys were actually given money to create this, although I assume if they were their wages were paid in bags of Cheetos from the vending machine and methamphetamines.

As mentioned in the introduction to the Doomworld.com feature, one of the best scenes has to be the random environmental soliloquy on page 11. It's like Captain Planet did five lines of brown-brown, went on a killing spree, and suddenly had a moment of clarity in the midst of his rampage. Now that I think about it, the writers may have actually been onto something there. If Al Gore had edited scenes of random demon slaying into An Inconvenient Truth, maybe fewer people would have fallen asleep in the middle of it and the world could have been saved for polar bears everywhere by now.

I realize many of you probably have already seen this prime example of fail so epic it becomes win, but there's a slim chance some of you were too busy having sex and missed it. So without further ramblings on my part:


And may God have mercy on your soul.

Or, if you're like me and completely illiterate you can always watch the Doom Comic Dramatization:

In case that wasn't enough gunplay and bloodshed for you, here's a music video shot by my friends (who you may have seen in Airport Road's Re-Animated). It's a live action Halo CTF match set to Alkaline Trio's "Old School Reasons". Keep an eye out for a Super Scope and Megatron in gun form as just a few of the weapons used. Maybe Jack Thompson has a point about video games inspiring violence...

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About Mxyzptlkone of us since 11:08 AM on 11.10.2006

Aaron "Mxy" Yost was an admin for the Dtoid Forums, and hosted/produced the Radio Destructoid podcast with some of the other Dtoid community managers. He also has a dark secret that must never be revealed, lest the world be split asunder.

Pronunciation: "Miks-yez-pit-lik" Most people just pronounce it "Mixie" for short.

I'm a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.

I am a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

I'm not sorry for the things I've said. There's a wild man in my head.

I am two with nature.

I'm a bird who doesn't sing because I have an answer, I sing because I have a song.

I mostly come at night... Mostly.

I'm an alligator, I'm a mama-papa coming for you.

I'm the space invader, I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for

I'm like, you know... this guy.

You should listen to Radio Destructoid! It's the best podcast ever, except for those other ones that are better.

Ben and I make videos. You love them and want to subscribe to our YouTube channel:

FOOTBALL!!! Blitz: the League 2 Destructoid contest
Left 4 Dead: Interview with a Zombie
Resident Evil 5: A Lesson In Tolerance
Maniac Mansion: Requiem For a Hamster
Castle Crashers Outtakes (Terminator Contest)
Left 4 Dead 2: Interview with a Zombie 2
L4D2 Interview 2 Outtakes
Using Adrenaline in Left 4 Dead 2
The Man-lympics
The Man-lympics Outtakes and Bonus Footage
The Package
Project Mario Vlog: Episode 1
Project Mario Vlog: Episode 2

You can also listen to our ravings about geek culture every week on Airport Road: The Podcast!

My Web 2.0s:
Guitar Hero
Rock Band

Licensed Games That Don't Entirely Suck:
#1: DuckTales
#2: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
#3: The Super Star Wars Trilogy
#4: The Dungeons & Dragons Arcade Games
#5: The Warriors

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