Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party in the 2016 US presidential election, has been in news lately for a number of things. Now, it seems that Marvel has also sensed his popularity and has decided to give him space in one of their latest comic books, "Spider-Gwen Annual #1."
Donald Trump has been one of the trending topics worldwide since the time he has been nominated for the presidential election. Almost every news feed on internet or print is full of excerpts from his speeches, policies and proposed plans, and Marvel has surely found a way to benefit from his popularity.
According to Comic Book, Trump will be appearing this week in "Spider-Gwen Annual #1." He will be seen as a new incarnation of the iconic villain MODOK who is known for his distinctive physical appearance with a gigantic cranium and tiny hands.
"Spider-Gwen" tells the story of an alternate Earth where Peter Parker's long-time friend and once crush Gwen Stacy has become Spider-Woman after receiving the similar spider-bite that Peter had received in the original story.
Trump's take on M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) is called M.O.D.A.A.K. (Mental Organism Designed As America's King). Though the character still has its distinctive body features, its face is very similar to that of Trump's.
As reported by Comic Book, in the story, MODAAK can be seen shouting at some brown-skinned people, commanding them to get back on their feet. The brown people tell him that they are from Waco, Texas.
In the next panel, the Captain America of that Earth can be seen, smashing MODAAK in the face with her shield while an aged Steve Rogers narrates: "It's a weird new world out there, Cap... Full of enemies that look and think and act too much like the demons in my mirror. The monsters men like me have never been able to defeat alone. This nation's anger and greed and fear are still very real."
"Spider-Gwen Annual #1" has been created by Jason Latur and features several short stories. Drawings are done by Chris Visions while Jim Campbell has coloured the issue.