M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #1

M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #1

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Amilcar Pinna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
6.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• In a world populated by the most fearsome thieves, murderers and ne'er-do-wells, there is one who is a HEAD above the rest...
• Enter, M.O.D.O.K.: The Mental Organism Designed Only for KILLING!
• Killville's very own Merc with a Maw is open for business! But his next job may be biting off more than he can chew...

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt May 27, 2015

    This story is exactly the type of gamble that Marvel or DC should be taking. While there are still lots of fun and engaging stories to be told with superheroes, this one takes a completely different approach to the genre, and laughs in its face while doing so. It might not be the most exciting comic to ever grace the stands, but it is one of the best so far of the Secret Wars tie-ins, and one of the few that is really trying something very different. M.O.D.O.K. shouldn't be, but comes off almost as a hero in this title, and it is a testament to the ability of the creative team to pull something so novel out of the company wide crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 28, 2015

    This is easily one of the sillier Secret Wars books released so far. It's also very violent, allowing M.O.D.O.K. to exercise his penchant for killing in a way that wouldn't really be possible in a more traditional setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 27, 2015

    Whether or not the protagonist is likeable (he isnt) or theres some prurient image at the end of the issue, this is still a very fun book that has a very new and interesting take on a well established character. MODOK has been a joke for a long time and its interesting to see him treated like a legitimate threat rather than laughed off as the impractical, hilarious being that he is. This issue shows a bit more of a serious story than may have been expected, but its still highly entertaining, and shows some vulnerability in its protagonist, strange and ham-fisted though it may be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall May 30, 2015

    The story presents an intriguing world of villains, but MODOK don't care. He just does what he wants. That's a bit of problem, though, because the readers aren't clear on exactly what that is in the first place. Thus, when the big last-page tilt happens to the story, we aren't quite sure if it's a tilt at all. As a bit of a character piece in the context of Secret Wars, it's an interesting look through the eyes of an unrepentant villain, and the comic rightly presents MODOK as a serious (yet inherently silly) player in the world, which makes it a different option to most of the mainstream books out there. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 27, 2015

    The action sequences have a madcap sensibility to them as well, where M.O.D.O.K.is effective, but never cool. A spread at the beginning of the comic captures the weirdness Yost seems to be aiming for at its best. M.O.D.O.K.'s stilted internal monologue and juvenile sense of humor (think a sixth grader on Reddit) still drag the joy of rockets and mental blasts down. He's at his best when he simply shuts up and gets the job done. There's the seed of a fun idea here, but M.O.D.O.K. himself seems determined to kill it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 1, 2015

    I'm not sure why "M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin" #1 got the proverbial green light from editorial; there isn't a hook that seems strong enough to bring in readers, aside from perhaps co-opting the original "Elektra: Assassin" logo. In the end, that's definitely not enough, not even with a nifty David LaFuente cover to go along with it. There's nothing offensively bad about it, but I can't see this being remembered within six months of its conclusion. Read Full Review

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