M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1
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M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1

Writer: Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt Artist: Scott Hepburn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
8.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

From Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum, showrunners of the upcoming animated Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. show on Hulu, comes a journey into the mind of one of the biggest heads in the Marvel Universe! M.O.D.O.K. is the ruthless and brilliant leader of the terrorist organization AIM, outsmarting heroes and outmaneuvering his cutthroat colleagues gunning for his position... but when he begins to be haunted by memories of a family he never had, it leaves him unsure if he is losing his freakishly-large mind, or if perhaps there is a lot more to this enormous mind... or if there is something more sinister behind these visions.  
RATED T+

  • 9.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Aaron Anderson Dec 2, 2020

    This issue really hit the sweet spot for me this week. The whole team of creators did a great job. The art was colorful, energetic, violent, and gentle in all the right places. The story had great humor with a premise that is easy to understand and consume. Throw this on your pull list and enjoy the escapism. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White Dec 2, 2020

    M.O.D.O.K. Head Games #1from #Marvel delivers a shockingly well-crafted book with true narrative depth where none was expected. From upcoming showrunners @BlumJordan @pattonoswalt with Scott Hepburn @co_carloslopez @TravisJLanham ! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Dec 2, 2020

    M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games gets off to a compelling, action-heavy start. Spectacular artwork puts a real punch in the fight scenes, while adept writing balances out the combat with a nuanced portrayal of the villainous lead. M.O.D.O.K. is an inherently ridiculous character, but these creators handle him with heart as well as humour. The result is a thoroughly endearing portrait that cries out for continuation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 1, 2020

    Make no mistake,M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games is an action comic with plenty of fighting and fight scenes. As such, it's lighter on contemplative storytelling, but it's also a story featuring M.O.D.O.K. and humor so take from that what you will. Come for the over-the-top violence, but stay for a M.O.D.O.K. who finally has a new purpose. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Dec 4, 2020

    "M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games" #1 may run parallel to the upcoming animated series on Hulu, but with a solid script and great artwork, it's rich enough to stand on it's own. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 2, 2020

    M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 is just funny. It's hard to not get to the end and smile and want more. It's a comic that doesn't take itself seriously and instead takes a goofy concept and villain and works with it. This is a comedy and knows it's a comedy taking what we love about superhero comics and upping it to 11. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Dec 2, 2020

    MODOK Head Games #1 gives character to one of Marvel's more unusual villains by forcing him to confront an inner turmoil. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Dec 2, 2020

    M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games sees Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum (the showrunners of the upcoming Hulu animated comedy series) team up for a new comic series about the titular floating head. And if the show winds up being anything like this, it could turn out to be very promising. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Feb 26, 2021

    This was better than expected.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Dec 2, 2020

    I expected this to suck, but luckily it did not!

  • 8.0
    the_comic_book_club Dec 15, 2020

    M.O.D.O.K.: Headgames
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: Marvel
    Writer: Jordan Blum @blumjordan & Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt
    Artist: Scott Hepburn @kenneth_scott_hepburn
    Colors: Carlos Lopez @kepafrenico
    Letters: Travis Lanham
    Cover: Skottie Young @skottieyoung

    Suffering from the sudden emergence of strange images and memories of a family, MODOK finds himself distracted at inopportune moments. Taking advantage of the situation, Monica Rallaccini and the AIM board of directors vote for his decommission. However, being a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, MODOK refuses to go quietly into the night and murders all who stand in his way before escaping to restrategize his restoration as sole ruler of more

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 17, 2021

    MODOK finds himself run out of the newly-reunified AIM owing to strange memories tormenting him. It's a little bit funny, a little bit grotesque, and surprisingly deep: The creators have fascinating ideas for getting into that great huge head. I'm on board for whatever comes next.

  • 4.5
    letskillrobots Dec 16, 2020

    um gross?

  • 9.5
    The Chosen One Dec 2, 2020

  • 9.0
    tgrealy Dec 6, 2020

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Dec 2, 2020

  • 8.5
    mattcole15 Dec 2, 2020

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Dec 5, 2020

  • 8.0
    KittyNone Feb 14, 2021

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