I wonder if he's fully aware that he'd probably be psychologically unable to do this if Reed Richards were around. I wonder if Reed knows that, and that's why he's staying away (the maths is clear: a multiverse with both Victor and him, by being in different universes, can dedicate themselves to do good, is better than a multiverse with Victor squandering his genius trying to kill/humiliate him and/or take over the world (mainly in order to kill/humiliate him), while he has to spend a fair amount of time stopping him)(note to self: while Reed's concept of "doing good" is less problematic than Victor's old one, it's still problematic).
By the way, I seem to recall a panel posted somewhere of Ultimate!Reed tricking the High Evolutionary into collapsing the Multiverse (because Celestials forbid Crisis on Infinite Earths will ever stop happening), which in theory should impact Reed, shouldn't it? (Maybe that's why the Maker did it? I don't think so, although I haven't been following Marvel, but it'd be a fairly Richards-ly thing to do, to destroy/collapse most of a multiverse just to get a single guy you're particularly annoyed by.)
Doom's notion that Valeria, after being told to NOT DO THE THING by both her father and God, will not immediately go and DO THE THING is almost cute.
I was avoiding the latest Secret Wars, but upon learning that it was set up on an universe created by 616's Doom (somewhat more resiliently than the last time he did that), I picked it up.
In this re-created universe, where Doom is god, etc, etc (although in a relatively, for Doom, relaxed way), you know who's Doom's queen? Susan. And you know how Val, the head of Doom's Foundation, calls him? Father.
Hickman's Doom is one of the smartest, most driven and interesting versions of the character, but his brand of psychological issues is very, very unnerving. He's not just, or mainly, trying to get revenge on Reed. He's so focused on unseating him it's positively juvenile. He admires Susan, but he doesn't love her (one of the things that, well, dooms Doom is that there's nobody in the world he loves or he's personally loved by, hence his cult of personality in Latveria, which would otherwise be beneath him: why would Doom care for the opinion of the lesser?), and even if he did love her he's no Namor. He just wants Susan because she is Reed's (not how either Reed or Susan would put it, of course, but that's a different and parallel crazy of Doom's).
Reminds me of Luthor on his worst days, so focused on proving he's better than Superman at Superman's thing that he becomes a lesser version of himself as Luthor.
Remember the half-brilliant/half-idiotic Fantastic Four storyline "The Masters of Doom"? What they did to Doom, and how he struck back? I just realized that it would have been a great Doctor Who plot (not to mention an innovative way to introduce a new regeneration).
Recced: Fantastic Four #569. Why? 1% of the reason is the way it shows that you should never mess with the Fantastic Four, who are not only powerful but also crazier than you. Specially Reed Richards. I know I'm repeating myself, but that's one seriously stone-cold insane guy.
The other 99% of the reason is Doom. I still think that the idea of Doom having a "Master" is rank idiocy, but Doom's countermove was epic in its straightforward simplicity and Doom-nesque sense of priorities.
Zeroth Rule of the Marvel Multiverse: DOOM IS MORE BADASS THAN YOU.
Elsewhere, Wade is still entertainingly crazy and fun interacting with Spidey, Daredevil, and Frank Castle (Deadpool Suicide Kings #4), both Batwoman and the Question kick ass (Detective Comics #855), Jeremy Irons isn't as badass as an engineer with a huge nanotechnological factory should be (Superman #690), and apparently everyone in the Ignition City-verse swears like Warren Ellis (Ignition City #4).