Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Comic Book Review: "M.O.D.O.K. Assassin" Issue 1 - Marvel Comics 2015

"M.O.D.O.K. Assassin”  Issue #1
Written By: Christopher Yost
Art By: Amilcar Pinna and Rachelle Rosenberg

Taking place during “Secret Wars” we are introduced Doctor Doom and the control he has over Battle World. Immediately following, we meet Otto Octavius who is running from the Assassins Guild. Otto has some stolen technology he wishes to sell but the Assassins Guild has sent a killer after him. MODOK retrieves the tech and kills Otto Octavius and the assassin. The death of the assassin places him in direct conflict with Baron Mordo, who is in charge of “Killville.” As MODOK drives away from the scene of the deaths he encounters a mutant who is running from Sentinels. A short confrontation occurs between MODOK, the mutant and the Sentinels. Then following the confrontation, as MODOK enjoys the amount of deaths he has caused in a single day a sudden burst in the sky appears and a Thor comes crashing into the earth but something strange occurs preventing MODOK from immediately killing the Thor.

This story is entertaining. It’s colorful murder and chaos. It starts with a brief 1 page reminder that Doom is in control and then the MODOK story is off and running. The art work is incredible and the dialogue/story is engaging. The pace is quick and MODOKs personality is what makes this issue so fun. Reading about a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing seems like dark waters but the art is so vibrant it subtracts from what could be an otherwise grim and disturbing comic. There is some dark humor but it feels so appropriate, considering the characters, I couldn’t help but chuckle a few times. Just so much fun. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series and sharing my thoughts! 

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