A tribute to M.O.D.O.K (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing)

Who is M.O.D.O.K, I’ve never heard of him?

M.O.D.O.K the (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) is a Marvel Comics super-villain that was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee way back in 1967. That makes M.O.D.O.K a whopping 43 years old! While M.O.D.O.K never became a super popular Marvel Comics villain his popularity has been slowing increasing over the years.

Why do you care about this fat headed guy?

Poor George, with great power comes great head size..

About 12 years ago I lucked out and walked into a comic shop that was in the process of going out of business. On their ceiling they had a colossal poster of the entire Marvel Universe. We’re talking 10 square feet of Marvel goodness! I purchased the poster for about 20 dollars and its been the centerpiece of my living room ever since. People love to point to obscure characters and ask who they are and what they do. Identifying characters on that damn poster has become a life skill. One character people often ask about is M.O.D.O.K due to his bizzare and oddly childlike appearance.

So who is M.O.D.O.K really?

M.O.D.O.K was actually a scientist working for AIM by the name of George Tarleton. Yep, M.O.D.O.K is really a guy named George. After some bad mojo went down in the lab he was transformed into M.O.D.O.K and has been battling people like Captain America and Iron Man ever since. He doesn’t win very often.

So… does he just headbutt people? I mean… look at that melon!
Well George has superhuman intelligence and a brain more powerful than any computer on Earth. It’s so powerful that his head had to grow to an enormous size in order to hold in all that knowledge. Because his head is so damn big, he had to build a special flying chair to help him stay mobile. Not unlike a hover-round. Oh yeah, by merely furrowing his brow he can control people’s thoughts and generate impenetrable force fields. Not bad for a fat floating head eh?

He's not just lazy

Why are you talking about M.O.D.O.K anyway?

I feel like the guy doesn’t get the respect he deserves. I mean 43 years is a long time to be a super-villain. At least we’ll get to see ol’ George in action this February when he enters the arena in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. Check him out in action.

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. dtmexploded

    He looks to be about as much fun to play with as Zangief. Still, interesting piece.

    1. Scott

      I sense a bit of sarcasm. Zangief rules, dude! 360 piledriver!!

      1. Ash

        I agree. I love that cranky Russian like family.

        1. helloscientist

          I always liked Zangief too. Blanka was my favorite because of his head biting, but I was terrible with him.

          1. dtmexploded

            He just has no reach! I always had way more fun playing as Chun Li or Ryu.

  2. Pilx

    M.O.D.O.k is actually a pretty sweet band name.

    1. Ash

      If you started a M.O.D.O.K band, could we be your first interviewer? Because I sense greatness.

  3. haleyxvader

    After watching the game trailer I was wondering who that guy was – I’m not a big classic Marvel fan.

    DTM, Im loving the Mr Banana Grabber avatar!

  4. Beast_Mode

    I have a floating chair to carry around my enormous head also. ya heard?

    1. Ash

      haha – I see where you went with that. Well played sir, well played.

      1. Beast_Mode

        M.O.D.I.K. just sayin.

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