2015 Geek-A-Long: Dr. Doom

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I am more than amused by the prospect of a battle of wits. Though I fear that with you as an opponent, the struggle might well be brief.”-Victor von Doom

I love old school Fanastic 4 comics. When we put together our square list for this year, I lobbied for Reed Richards to make the cut. Jac wasn’t sold on him though, citing that “he is really a tool.” Don’t know what could make her think that…

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After some negotiation, we agreed that the best way to honor the franchise would be with the great Victor von Doom. (Hmmm… Is Dr. Doom a great villain, or the greatest villain?) He overcame an incredibly tragic background in Latvia where his mother was killed for being a witch and his father died of exposure on a mountain trying to protect Victor from the same fate. Victor was incredibly smart, even by evil genius standards, and was offered the opportunity to study in the United States. His first act as a US college student was to refuse to room with Reed Richards… Evil genius or not, I don’t blame him for that.

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Doom enjoyed a robust career as a super-villain, wielding a dangerous combination of science and magic. He was one of the most prolific Marvel villains, and has appeared more times than any other Marvel villain. Oh, and he was hooking up with Morgan Le Fay. Just saying.

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Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Dr. Doom pattern here. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @Doctor_Llama or Jac @jac_attacking with the hashtag #geekalong, so we can all oooh and ah at it together.

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here, and if you would like to learn to crochet, Jac has a fabulous tutorial here.  You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Megan-Anne
“If you think about it, wanting to rule the world is not a crime.”-Stan Lee

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