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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
Rated A

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!

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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10 Comments

  1. June 26, 2007 at 12:33 am — Reply

    Ugh…and it’s NOW that I realise that Armadillo should be a member of the Texas Rangers…

  2. June 26, 2007 at 9:24 am — Reply

    Ugh…and it’s NOW that I realise that Armadillo should be a member of the Texas Rangers…

    I suspect that this story takes place in the past, during the time when all the heroes were fighting one another… So honestly, it could be anytime in the past seven years. :)

  3. June 26, 2007 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    Well, anyway, I’m picking this up in Trade. It’s zany enough to be as good as someting like NEXTWAVE, it’s got Djurdevic covers, and look at the cast (which MODOK spoield on his marvel.com blog):

    MODOK, Armadillo, Puma, Mentallo, The Chameleon, Living Laser, Deadly Nightshade, Rocket Racer and The Spot! I’d BLEED for a team of Villains that obscure!

  4. June 26, 2007 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    That’s only 9…

  5. June 26, 2007 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    Huh…guess I wasn’t counting. Wonder who the other two are…

    Also, I’m guessing that Puma isn’t going to be all that Villainous if he’s dating Felicia in ‘Sensational Spider-Man’.

  6. June 26, 2007 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Oh, and…the Marvel Solicitation specifically says, ‘While the heroes are away fighting World War Hulk, the Villains can play…’

  7. June 26, 2007 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    Well, then, Marvel’s continuity sucks. Again. Assclowns.

    I suspect that the other two will probably be The Living Totem and Arnim Zola. No, wait, they’re playing Zola straight this month. Um… Let’s see…. MODOK is Clooney. Puma is Pitt. Mentallo is the little Radar O’Reilly looking guy. Armadillo is Bernie Mack. Chameleon is Carl Reiner. The Living Laser is Eliott Gould. Rocket Racer is Matt Damon (“Maaatt Daaamon!!”). Nightshade is probably Tess, and Spot is the Greaseman. They still need a Casey Affleck and a Scott Caan… Maybe Hammer and Anvil (they’re not still dead, are they?) or the Brothers Grimm?

  8. June 27, 2007 at 12:46 am — Reply

    Wait…news just in that No. 10 is the Big Wheel.

  9. June 27, 2007 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    Three things, Continuity Mavens:

    a.) Marvel told me that The Spot, and everyone else killed in “Enemy of the State”, was still alive/brought back to tell you, so I don’t know what to tell you. He’s alive in our series.

    b.) Armadillo left the Initiative, which was explained in SVTU #1.

    and

    c.) #10 is not Big Wheel, although the B.W. does make an appearance, after a fashion…

    –Fred the Assclown

  10. June 27, 2007 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    Oops, a better phrased version of that first one would be:

    a.) Marvel told me that The Spot, and everyone else killed in “Enemy of the State”, was still alive/brought back to life, so I don’t know what to tell you. He’s alive in our series.

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