Real Name: Doomsman

Identity/Class: Terrestrial (Latverian) android

Occupation: Warrior

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) (creator), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) (power source)

Enemies: Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Medusa/Medusalith Amaquelin, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm)

Known Relatives: Doomsman/Andro (predecessor)

Aliases: "Doomsman II" (as called by Dr. Doom); "Son of Godzilla" (as called by Thing)

Base of Operations: Castle Doom, Latveria

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#157 (April, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: The semi-sentient Doomsman possessed power comparable to that of the Silver Surfer, principally the ability to manipulate the Power Cosmic, and even spoke with the Surfer's voice (as per Mr. Fantastic). Via his power, the Doomsman could achieve Class 100 strength and durability, as well as fire energy beams from his eyes. In addition, he was ruthless in his attacks, unlike the Surfer, who usually held back his power to avoid injuring others.

Height: 15' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Red
Hair: None


(Fantastic Four I#155 + 156 - BTS) - Dr. Doom manipulated the Silver Surfer into coming to Castle Doom (see comments), then used trickery and sent him to New York to slay the Fantastic Four. But unwilling to kill the heroic quartet, the Surfer instead used his power to hypnotically entrance the FF and brought them back to Latveria, where they were imprisoned in Doom's dungeon. As the Surfer was too noble to kill Doom's enemies, Doom opted instead to create an obedient servitor that possessed the power of the Silver Surfer, but without his "weakness"; as part of his scheme, Doom had one of his lackeys order the Surfer to sit in a certain chair, which was actually a device that analyzed and duplicated the Silver Surfer's power (see comments).

(Fantastic Four I#157) - Dr. Doom transferred the Surfer's duplicated power into his giant android, whom he dubbed "Doomsman II," after his previous android, the Doomsman. Following a brief period of testing, Doom was pleased with his android's power, and sent it to attack the Fantastic Four. Meanwhile, the FF escaped from the confines of the dungeon and were walking through one of the castle's corridors.

   The Doomsman smashed through an interior wall and confronted the Fantastic Four. After staggering the Thing with a single blow, the Doomsman proved immune to attacks from Mr. Fantastic's extended punches and the Human Torch's flame-blasts, and the Torch narrowly avoided getting directly hit by the giant android's eye-beams. But just as the Doomsman seemed to have the Fantastic Four at his mercy, the Silver Surfer sensed the combat and joined the fight, tipping the scales against the Doomsman, who fell before their collective power.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler, and Joe Sinnott.

Dr. Doom previously stole the Silver Surfer's power for himself, using his Cosmic Power Siphon Harness.

And Doom was unaware that Mephisto was manipulating events behind-the-scenes (as revealed at the end of FF I#157) to further torment the Silver Surfer.
--Ron Fredricks

Profile by Snood. Expansion by Ron Fredricks.

The Doomsman was the successor to:

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Fantastic Four I#157, p9, pan1 (main image - Doomsman)
Fantastic Four I#157, p10, pan3 (headshot - Doomsman)
Fantastic Four I#157, p12, pan6 (Doomsman fires at Human Torch with its eyebeams)

Fantastic Four I#157 (April, 1975) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), Rich Buckler (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), P. Goldberg (colors), Joe Rosen (letters)

First posted: 01/01/2004
Last updated: 12/21/2023

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