Marvel Comics Turns Donald Trump Into a Spider-Gwen Villain
Both Marvel and DC Comics are having a blast right now, making headlines left and right with their alternative and progressive take on longstanding heroes and villains. For a short while Captain America became a HYDRA agent, Lex Luthor is the new Superman, and Spider-Man and Deadpool have become fly-by-night movie critics ready to slam Batman V Superman at the drop of the hat. Now comes Spider-Gwen Annual #1, which turns real-life presidential candidate Donald Trump into a grotesque super villain.
Spider-Gwen exists in an alternative universe where Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker, and Sam Wilson has been replaced by Samatha Wilson as Captain America. Now, the classic super villain M.O.D.O.K. has gotten an update, and he resembles the real estate mogul turned reality TV star turned Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who arrives with the new name M.O.D.A.A.K. That stands for Mental Organism Designed As America's King.
The Spider-Gwen annual offers a fun tour of this alternate Marvel universe known as Earth-65, and it is basically a collection of short stories. One has She-Hulk as a professional Wrestler. We also get to see the origins of Koala Kommander. But what is grabbing most people's attention is Captain America's showdown with M.O.D.A.A.K., which was Illustrated by Chris Visions and colored by Jim Campbell.
This fun jab at the potential future POTUS only lasts for two pages. M.O.D.A.A.K. is unmistakable as Trump with his orange skin and tiny hands. He sits in his floating chair, leading the forces of A.I.M. just outside the United States/Mexico border. The villain goes to utter Trump's more recent catchphrase, 'Must Make America...' But he gets cut off by Cap's shield.
The super villain is seen crashing to the ground as he utters a parting threat, "Crush you ... in ... my ... powerful handsss ..." Spider-Gwen co-creator Jason Latour also helped bring the very short tale to life, which you can see in the photos below. The tale itself helps explain the long history behind Captain America and what the character has meant regardless of the changing race or gender. In the story, we get to see Captain America swinging a bat dubbed 'Hot Sauce' and we also get to see a showdown with Baron Blood, who in this universe resembles the late pop star Prince. You can take a look at Trump as M.O.D.A.A.K., courtesy of Comics Alliance.