Make MODOK Great Again

Make MODOK Great Again

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s a Donald Trump MODOK eating a famous Trump Tower taco bowl. 2016 is really weird, you guys.

This is from the pages of Spider-Gwen Annual #1, which came out this past week — a series of short stories set across all of the radioactive superhero’s alternate reality of Earth-65, a place where Spider-Guin is a thing and apparently the presumptive Republican nominee in America’s 2016 presidential election also moonlights at the leader of the villainous Advanced Idea Mechanics.

Trump MODOK — actually MODAAK, or Mental Organism Designed As America’s King — makes his appearance in a short story written by Jason Latour, with art from Chris Visions and Chris Campbell. It’s a brief story about Earth-65’s version of Captain America, Samantha Wilson, and how Earth-65’s Steve Rogers illustrated her multidimensional adventures across decades of Captain America comic books. It’s pretty heartwarming, until Cap is called into action on the Mexican border (where else?) to combat MODAAK and AIM.

If you were somehow suspicious that this wasn’t really a Trump reference, here is MODAAK being interrupted by Cap mid-slogan, and making threats with his not-at-all-diminutive hands to boot:

I wonder what the Earth-65 Hillary Clinton is up to.

[Via CBR]


    • The injection of political messages into media is getting a little out of hand.

      • You realise that the creation of Captain America was a political message itself, right?

        • Yeah. I’m not that daft lol.

          Im just saying that it would be nice to have entertainment media as escapism again without being told how to feel ect

          • You could try to take politics out of entertainment, but the thing is that entertainment is quite often inspired by politics in the first place. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films had political subtexts, for example. And there have been countless other films, as well as music and literature, that have at least been partially inspired by politics.

      • Getting out of hand and playing into the hands of the people they attempt to ridicule.

      • Art has always drawn inspiration from life, comics are no different.

        I mean, is the idea of Trump as a megalomaniacal villain really that hard to imagine? It’s also (if I’m not mistaken) part of a one-shot, so provides the writer with a perfect opportunity to have a crack at a bit of social commentary without affecting the overall continuity.

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