Marvel's New Baddie Looks a Little Familiar

'Mental Organism Designed as America’s King' clearly riffing on one Donald Trump
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2016 7:43 AM CDT
Donald Trump speaks during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit Friday, July 1, 2016, in Denver.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – Marvel's newest villain is orange-hued, more than passingly racist, and less than subtle: Dubbed the Mental Organism Designed as America’s King, the Telegraph reports that "MODAAK appears to be a riff on US presidential candidate Donald Trump." In a comic released last week, MODAAK rags on "foreign filth" (said filth originates from Waco, Texas, but hey), and has small hands—then goes on to threaten to crush a black, female Captain America "in my powerful hands," only to quickly be knocked out. MODAAK itself is a send-up of MODOK (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing), a previous villain that was a killing machine that went off the rails. Trump isn't alone in his comic book fame, notes RT: Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were previously spoofed by Storm Entertainment. (Read more Marvel Comics stories.)

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