THE MODOK TOP 10: #4-2
4. MS. MODOK
Of course Lady Modok is a feminist and goes by “Ms.” Ms. Modok was created by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema in The Incredible Hulk #267, which hit the stands in 1981. It was a time when Hulk was his silliest and most psychedelic–a great time to be reading the book.
A.I.M. created her to destroy Modok, who’d gone rogue, but eventually the two ended up falling in love. And then out of love. And then she converted back to non-Modok form and, get this, slept with Bruce Banner.
You gotta love 1980s comics.
Sadly, he’s not a dog. He’s a Mental Organism Designed Only for Genocide. But Matt Fraction writes a great MODOK story anyway. But this would have been better:
2. TALES OF SUSPENSE #93-94
This story, one of my favorite Lee/Kirby comics of all time, introduced us to MODOK. It’s also the first time we learned that Captain America’s shield is made out of an alien metal. It wasn’t yet called vibranium, but the concept came from here. There’s a great extended review of the tale here.
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