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Donald Trump: Spider-Gwen Annual #1 comic reimagines presidential candidate as a villain

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Donald Trump has been spoofed by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Kanye West to Meryl Streep. Now, his likeness enters the comic book world reimagined as the Marvel villain Modok. 

The character was once known as technician George Tarleton, but he was subjected to horrifying experiments that transformed him into a big-headed being. In the alternate world of Spider-Gwen Annual #1, where Peter Parker’s girlfriend Gwen Stacey was the one bitten by a radioactive spider, Modok too gets an alternate spin. 

The story from the issue by Jason Latour, Chris Visions, and Jim Campbell was released this week and saw Modok reimagined as M.O.D.A.A.K. (stands for “Mental Organism Designed As America’s King”). A comic panel (via ComicsAlliance) shows the creature in the likeness of Trump proclaiming, “If America will not act, M.O.D.A.A.K. must!” 

See the panel below. 

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As it turns out, this wasn’t the first time someone tied Trump to the villain. During last year’s New York Comic-Con, io9 went to Artist’s Alley at the Javits Center and had creators draw the presumptive Republican presidential pick as various villains, one of them being Modok.