Saturday, July 27, 2013

'M.O.D.O.K.' To The Big Screen

In addition to Marvel Comics' character 'MODOK' appearing in Marvel-endorsed video games, animated TV series and merchandise, the "Iron Man" villain may still get his day in a Marvel Studios' film if there is enough fan interest to warrant his inclusion.

The comic book character 'MODOK' ('Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing') was created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Tales of Suspense" #93 (September 1967), as 'George Tarleton', technician for the organization 'Advanced Idea Mechanics' (AIM).

Following their creation of the 'Cosmic Cube', AIM scientists used advanced mutagenics to alter Tarleton and create the super intelligent 'MODOC' ('Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing') to study and improve the Cube. MODOC, however, kills his former masters, takes control of AIM and renames himself 'MODOK' ('Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing').

Seeking world domination, his powers include superhuman intelligence, including a computer-like memory, the ability to scour and retain large databanks of information and the ability to solve abstract mathematical problems instantaneously. He also has the ability to calculate the mathematical probability of any given event, bordering on precognition, has psionic powers enabling him to mentally control both individuals and large groups and can generate force fields able to withstand minor nuclear explosions.

Courtesy of AIM technology, MODOK wears a headband that enables him to focus his mental power into a devastating beam. However, a side effect of the mutation was the growth of Tarleton's head to the point whereby his body could no longer support the weight, necessitating the use of an exoskeleton and hoverchair, equipped with a variety of weapons including missiles and lasers.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'MODOK'...

Order the "Marvel Comics M.O.D.O.K. 20 oz. Mug".