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Donald Trump made into a Marvel Comics Super-Villain with M.O.D.A.A.K.

( [email protected] ) Jul 07, 2016 06:11 AM EDT
Donald Trump is one man that isn't going to be going away any time soon.  However you feel about him as a person or potential presidential candidate, Marvel comics has made him into a new villain.  It isn't the first time that political figures have appeared in comic books, but never like this.  One can't wonder what is next on this, and this was not the first time that Trump has appeared as a villainous role in the Marvel Universe.
Donald Trump is M.O.D.A.A.K. Marvel Comics

Donald Trump is one man that isn't going to be going away any time soon.  However you feel about him as a person or potential presidential candidate, Marvel comics has made him into a new villain.  It isn't the first time that political figures have appeared in comic books, but never like this.  One can't wonder what is next on this, and this was not the first time that Trump has appeared as a villainous role in the Marvel Universe.    

What you are seeing here is M.O.D.A.A.K. (Mental Organism Designed As America's King), and Twitter and social media are going nuts at the resemblance to the businessman turned Republican presidential candidate. 

So why is this M.O.D.A.A.K. appearing? Well, he is appearing in the latest issue of Spider-Gwen.  If you are not familiar with that character, then you might be familiar with Gwen Stacy.  She was the character played by Emma Stone in the last two Amazing Spider-Man films, and she was the love of Spider-Man's life until she was killed by the Green Goblin in both the film and comics.  Spider-Gwen focuses on Gwen in an alternate timeline where she was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. 

With the story, M.O.D.A.A.K. fights a battle with a female Captain America.  Then he says that he will crush the heroine "in my powerful hands".  Yeah, there is a joke about Trump's hands in there. 

In case you are wondering who are the men in yellow with the big-headed Trump, they are the men from A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics).  They are a lot of brilliant scientists that want to overthrow the world with their great technology, and they once created a villain known as M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing).  M.O.D.O.K. looks the same way as M.O.D.A.A.K. with the big head, small limbs, and yet can stand up straight. 

It is possible that M.O.D.A.K.K. is the result of a challenge at Comic Con in New York last October.  The organization of iO9 asked a lot of comic artists to sketch what Donald Trump would look like as a villain.  A comic artist named Nathan Fox drew up a sketch that looks like the character from Spider-Gwen

As far as I know, this is the first time that a comic has tried this type of portrayal of a presidential candidate as a villain.  Some might find it propaganda and some might find it downright offensive. 

What is funny is that this isn't the first time that Donald Trump as appeared in a villainous role in Marvel Comics.  Apparently, there was an incident where Donald Trump's limousine blocked the way of an ambulance responding to an emergency, so the superhero Luke Cage lifted the vehicle and put it back on the street.  Trump said that he wanted to sue the crime-fighter, and it would be funny if a similar incident ended up on the Netflix Luke Cage series. 

The issue is that comic books is that they are an art follows life method of storytelling.  There are many storylines in comics that mirror political events.  For example, there are many who say that the event comic Civil War from Marvel (which served as a loose base for the recent Captain America movie) was symbolic of the Patriot Act.