Here’s something you don’t see everyday – MODOK and super-villains teaming up to obtain the ultimate weapon. While MODOK may not look like George Clooney, the series could be a fun ride.
“Super-Villain Team Up/M.O.D.O.K’s 11 is something I don’t think the Marvel Universe has ever had: a heist caper,” Van Lente explained. “But of course, since this is the Marvel Universe, our band of B- and Z-list villains aren’t knocking over a bank or a casino– but the impenetrable fortress of an incredibly powerful cabal of temporal cartographers from the end of time to steal a weapon that has the power to destroy all life on Earth as we know it … and which all the other villains in the Marvel U can’t wait to get their hands on.
“It’s almost its own unique genre: ‘supercrime.’
“Plus, of course, I love to give some really underutilized characters like Puma, The Spot, and yes, even M.O.D.O.K., their time to shine, so it’s been a lot of fun for me in that sense as well.”
Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the series that arrives on July 11.
SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP/M.O.D.O.K.’S 11 #1 (OF 5)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ERIC POWELL
As the “head” of Marvel’s most unusual and most-wanted group of villains ever assembled, M.O.D.O.K. has tasked his comrades with acquiring such power that the big M will never have to worry ever again. Of course, the best laid plans of mice, men and M.O.D.O.K.’s rarely go as hoped, and the villain finds himself in a race with the rest of the Marvel Universe villains to gain this ultimate prize!