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Super-Villain Team-Up/M.O.D.O.K.'s 11

(Super-Villain Team-Up/M.O.D.O.K.'s 11 #1-5)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  19 reviews
While the heroes are away fighting World War Hulk, the villains can play. M.O.D.O.K., sick of being hunted & hounded by A.I.M., gathers together an eclectic team of Marvel's most wanted to pull off one last, big score. But news travels fast & pretty soon every bad guy in the Marvel Universe is gunning for M.O.D.O.K.'s powerful prize. ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 20th 2008 by Marvel
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Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: collected-comics
Originally reviewed on The Raving Asgardian

Despite being part of the Amazing Spider-Man brain trust that charted the Web-crawler’s Brand New Day adventures, Fred Van Lente is an underrated writer. He has a Rumpelstiltskin-like ability to spin story gold from little-known and little-used characters of the D-List set. His stories are infused with his signature humor, whether following Robert Kirkman on Marvel Zombies (an unenviable task it was) or teaming up with Greg Pak on the buddy
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's a time-heist and all your favourites are here! Armadillo! Living Laser! Deadly Nightshade! Rocket Racer! Some guy named MODOK! It's a veritable who's-who of Marvel villainy!

Seriously. Who's....who?

Fred Van Lente clearly doesn't have much to work with in the way of talent. But you know what? The guy makes it work. And pardon my language but this one is gosh darn hilarious. Both MODOK and A.I.M. are just the perfect comedic punching bags, aren't they? Yet, there's just enough gravitas for t
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
What happens when the former head (literally) of an evil organization decides to gather up an assortment of down-and-out bad guys for a heist? Double-crosses and triple-crosses, of course!

MODOK, former A.I.M. Scientist turned monster/Chief Scientist of A.I.M. turned after a powerful energy source. He gathers up a number of super-villains to steal it from China. Along the way, he and they face the threat of his former employers and its new Chief Scientist (who has a surprising tie to
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Oh boy, here's another villain team-up I just couldn't make it through. I thought the idea of an Ocean's 11 style caper lead by MODOK sounded like a good one, but this story is just too convoluted, overloaded with sketchy backstory, and full of characters unfamiliar to me. Also, I expected it to be much funnier than it was. ...more
Dec 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
I'm usually fairly charmed by Fred Van Lente's (often light-hearted, comedic) stories and this heist book seemed a good fit for his talents. This one didn't quite grab me. ...more
Jamahl Bennier
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ahh MODOK, such a fun villian. This was an entertaining heist story. The Super-villian team were all great characters, and the story was filled with many twists & left turns. Loved it
May 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
A supervillain comic aping Ocean's 11, with ridiculous "big head" M.O.D.O.K. as the ringleader? From the premise alone, I was sold!

So it was actually a pretty major letdown that the comic itself was, after all this time of looking forward to it, kind of a disappointment. Part of it was maybe the decision to take this overly ludicrous premise and instead play it straight, making it more of a standard supervillain tale than the laugh riot I was expecting. It's also a bit convoluted - what with cha
Andrewc Ehs
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is just great. A Marvel novel dedicated to one of the most underrated villains in comics: M.O.D.O.K.(Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing). His squad of yellow suited scientists are always hunting him down & hassling him. A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) never truly liked him, because he's a jerk: Demanding, short-tempered & always complaing about how he never wins. So, M.O.D.O.K. gets tired of this crap & decides to pull off something amazing: A heist!!. He gathers 11 villains to help ...more
Karl Kindt
Feb 22, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008
Anything with the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing in it cannot be half bad. This was good, even including a funny insight into MODOK's origin. I am just glad the character was not "re-envisioned" really--how can a psychotic due with a huge freakin' head and mental powers, all in the service of AIM, get any more crazy-amazing? I enjoyed the weird mix of off-beat Marvel heroes (Rocket Racer has never been so interesting). Fun, but except for the MODOK-has/had-a-girlfriend hook, mostly fo ...more
Mar 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Great heist caper from Marvel. M*O*D*O*K (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) assembles eight grade-Z supervillains - including Nightshade, Rocket Racer, Puma and Living Laser - to steal an alien artifact from a spaceship.

The MacGuffin in question is a glowing ball called the Infinicide. Problem is, SHIELD, AIM and the Mandarin (an Iron Man villain) also want it. Half of M*O*D*O*K's team betray him before the mission starts. Features likable characters (some of the villains act positivel
Jul 30, 2008 rated it liked it
This was a fun quick read - the levels of nerditry required to appreciate the humor and intrigue of it are so vast I really can't even begin to explain why it was entertaining (again, if only there were fractional stars - this was a solid 3.5) If you ever read Marvel comics in the mid-to-late 80's, and also if you like "caper" movies, this is a sparkling example of blending the two together very well. ...more
Patrick Hudson
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is good goofy super-hero fun, giving a kind of light-hearted caper treatment to the super-villain genre. I like Van Lente's run on Hercules and this has the same witty feel. I suppose it's a post-Alan Moore approach to villains which gives them as much character and sympathy as the heroic cast. Great art, funny story, doesn't outstay its welcome. ...more
Mar 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who want comics to be fun again
A supergenius criminal mastermind recruits a team of supervillains to steal an object of unimaginably cosmic power. The thing is, everybody is playing their own angles, sometimes even two or three. This is a hilarious mashup of Marvel action, Rat Pack antics, and Tarantino-inspired dialogue. It ain't deep, but it's a hell of a fun ride. ...more
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhero
This one was a tremendously fun super-villain heist caper story. You don't see a lot of that these days I guess. My only complaint- not enough MODOK! Sure, he was the brains behind the whole operation but the members of the team got most of the focus. Great fun nonetheless! ...more
James Bowman
A fun super-villain heist story, with a number of interesting twists. The author did exaggerate or tweak several characters from their normal portrayals to make them more entertaining, but it was worth it. (B+)
I love stories about villains, and the collection in this story gets more attention and character development than most of them have had in years (if ever). Fun and fascinating.
Chris Neumann
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
A comic full of fun action scenes and dumb yet like-able characters. Think Ocean's 11, but with less George Clooney and more giant floating heads. ...more
Feb 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Loved this book!
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing?

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A crazy, silly super-villain heist story where everything goes wrong.
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Fred Van Lente is the New York Times-bestselling author of comics as varied as Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Taskmaster, MODOK's 11, Amazing Spider-Man, Conan the Avenger, Weird Detective, and Cowboys & Aliens (upon which the 2011 movie was based), as well as the novels Ten Dead Comedians and The Con Artist.

Van Lente also specializes in entertaining readers with offbeat

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