Up to 2007, MODOK would appear in one or two stories a year at most. But in the late aughties, we experienced a renaissance of MODOK. For one thing, he got his own book: Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11, by Fred Van Lente and Francis Portella, in which he led a team consisting of, among others, The Armadillo, Deadly Nightshade, Chameleon, Puma, and Rocket Racer, in a campaign to get revenge on his ex-girlfriend. In addition to getting his own book, he was the main villain in the 2007 attempt to revive Howard the Duck. Howard got a four-issue miniseries at the end of 2007 by Ty Templeton and Juan Bobillo. It didn’t suck, but it wasn’t great, either.
But the Duck appearances were notable as the first appearance of MODOT: Mental Organism Designed Only for Talking. The ‘DOK also appeared in 2007 issues of Ms. Marvel, Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, and the X-Men.
Wow! What a great year!