new issue of Empire Magazine has a cover story about Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, along with a bunch of images from the film. Many of the pictures have already been released, but there’s one that caught my eye. It’s The Thing smashing someone who looks an awful lot like Victor Von Doom… before cosmic rays turned him into Dr. Doom. So what’s the deal? Could it be a Doombot? Perhaps Doom has tapped into the Silver Surfer’s Power Cosmic for some quick facial reconstruction? Sadly, the most likely answer is that he’s wearing make-up. We’ll find out the answer in July, I suppose.

Click here for a Flickr account that has all the images from the latest issue of Empire. Then go buy the latest issue of Empire, because I know some of those guys and they’re good people.