Wednesday, November 01, 2006

More About MODOK's 11














From a Newsarama interview with Fred Van Lente about Super Villain Team-Up: Modok's 11 with artist Francis Portela:

FVL: As the title implies, it's about the super-heist of the century: Modok, sick of being hunted and hounded by AIM, gathers together an eclectic team of Marvel's Most-Wanted for one big, spectacularly impossible score... The opportunity for which would not be possible without the events of Civil War. While the heroes are distracted by in-fighting, the villains are free to flourish ... The ones that don't actually work for the government, that is.

Wow, looks like they might actually give 'DOK a personality, something he's always pretty much lacked. From the sample art, it looks like we'll be seeing his origin in this as well. I forgot that poor ol' George Tarleton was an unwilling participant in A.I.M.'s little gourd-expanding experiment. There was also a couple of pages shown earlier in the week that gave us a look at his team:

Looks like Armadillo, the Spot, the Living Laser, the Chameleon, the Rocket Racer, aaand...I still don't recognize the woman. A nice mix of misfits. Best of all, apparently they travel around in...BIG WHEEL:

Jackson Wheele is back in business, baby. I'm really looking forward to Modok's 11. It's interesting to see the old Marvel villains getting a pretty substantial push into the limelight, with books like this and Thunderbolts exploring the more complex side of characters who have, until now, been largely ciphers.



2 comments:

coco67 said...

Is that the Puma?

Brian Hughes said...

Yeah, I think it is the the Puma. Which is kind of odd, because as far as I know, he's not really a villain and has plenty of money. I haven't seen him in awhile, though, so who knows what his deal is now.