IRON MAN - IRON M.O.D.O.K
ONE NASTY LITTLE SPUD!!!
In 1967 Jack Kirby and Stan Lee invented the supervillain M.O.D.O.K (Mobile/Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing) for issue 94 of the Marvel Comic, Tales Of Suspense.
MODOK was a scientist working for A.I.M (Advanced Idea Mechanics) who was deliberately mutated by his colleagues to further their evil schemes. Essentially a big giant head, MODOK’s hypersized brain is too large to be supported by his puny arms and legs and so he rides into battle aboard an armoured hover chair whose deadly weaponry supplaments his own devastating mental blast powers.
In the Marvel Adventures comic book issue #7 MODOK (under the alias, MODOC) succeeds in transforming the members of the superhero group, the Avengers, including the Invincible Iron Man. into grotesque versions of himself.
My version of Iron MODOK was made from Super Sculpey and Milliput. In order to save on both I’ve sculpted him around a core of compressed aluminium foil. The resultant composite is remarkably strong, and the sculpture is roughly big enough to fit inside the average human fist.
The lab background is yet more flotsam and jetsam from my spare parts bins, set up inside my light tent. I’ve thrown in a few lens flares and other Photoshop tricks for effect.
Not to worry though, comic book mutations are frequently Teflon coated, and Iron Man soon reverted to his non-meglomanical, modestly humble self.....
(Waitaminute! Who are you and what have you done with the real Tony Stark?)