Doom (comic book)

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Doom Comic - 1 - Knee Deep In the Dead - Cover.jpg

Comic - USA - 1st edition.

Author Steve Behling, Michael Stewart
Published 1996-05-??
Type Fiction, Comics
Genre Action
Themes Action, Science Fiction
Age Group Adult

Doom is a comic book published by GT Interactive in May 1996 and based on the video game, Doom. Only a single issue was created, and the the comic has been thoroughly panned by critics for having utterly ridiculous dialogue. Issue 1, "Knee Deep in the Dead," was written by Steve Behling and Michael Stewart, drawn and colored by Tom Grindberg, lettered by Edd Fear, and produced by Dana Moreshead through Marvel Comics as a giveaway for a video game convention making it quite rare. 10,000 copies of the comic were made for a reprint in the id Anthology video game compilation.


Read?Digital version.

I knew of the existence of the Doom comic because it was famous for how bad it is, and I saw a couple scans of small sections of the comic, but I never read it. In 2019, while cleaning up my Doom universe page, I searched for it online and found it and read it. It's hilariously awful.




— This section contains spoilers! —


  • Some of the one-liner jokes are pretty funny. "Knock, knock. Who's there? ME!"
  • The over-the-top content of the comic fits the style of the game.


  • A lot of the dialogue is groan-worthy. "You are huge! That means you have huge guts! Rip and tear!"
  • The art is only so-so, and most of the guns and demons are not drawn very accurately to the game.


  • The comic is just a series of gags and gore, there isn't even an attempt at a story or plot. And, at only 16 pages, there isn't enough room to tell the actual story-line of the game.




Video of the comic panel-by-panel.