Among the minor questions that plague comic book fans (after “Who’d win in a fight between X and Y?” and inappropriate queries about heroies’ romantic lives) comes in the expectation of what lies beneath Victor Von Doom’s steely mask. Some (including Jack Kirby) favored the notion that a tiny scar caused perfectionist Doom’s rage against the various machines. Others (including Stan Lee, based my readings) implied that Doom’s face was terribly scarred in his college accident John Byrne seemed to imply both back in the 80′s, with Doom preparing the mask because of a small imperfection, but suffering horrific burns when he donned it too soon after forging. (Doom was the original hipster; he put on his mask BEFORE it was cool.)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is a matter of taste: Doctor Doom’s face: Ravaged mess or imperceptible scarring?