Friday, February 25, 2011
Flashback Friday: Modok's 11.
Probably the latest I've ever put up my first post of the day, and for that I apologize, but I was out trying to navigate through the snowstorm most of the day. Anway, with this comic I know it isn't that old, but in comics just a year can be an eternity, so I figured it wouldn't be too big a deal if I talked about this comic from the long-ago era of 2007 and 2008. Why discuss this random comic that didn't tie-in to anything in particular and was just essentially a random mini-series Marvel put out? Because it was a darn good one, that's why. Read on to see what made it so fun...
Modok is one strange guy. Also known as M.O.D.O.K or the "Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing," he is essentially a gigantic floating head that was made by the science-terrorist organization AIM--or "Advanced Idea Mechanics"--and at various times he has led this group or worked against it. In the current Marvel comics he is apparently now a regular guy again, but this was back when he was still a good ol' huge noggin. How can you use a character so silly? Well, if you are writer Fred Van Lente you acknowledge his absurdity in a comic that is both at once clever and humorous.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Super-Villain Team-Up: Modok's 11 (v. 11) if you want to have a good time.