ComicBook.com has announced the latest miniseries to emerge from the upcoming "Secret Wars" event: "M.O.D.O.K. Assassin." The series will be written by Chris Yost ("Amazing X-Men") with art by Amilcar Pinna ("All-New Ultimates").
"M.O.D.O.K. is a much loved character, and we wanted to see him live up to his potential. His potential for killing," said Yost in the announcement. "That is what he was designed for, after all. For a guy who was designed only for killing, who has he really killed? Well, get ready. M.O.D.O.K. is arrogant, insane, kill-crazy and just a messed up visual. How could we not choose him?!"
The "Assassin" series fall under "Secret Wars'" "Warzones" banner. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort broke down what to expect from books in the "Warzones" camp. "Each of the 'Warzones' projects will concern themselves with only a single or maybe one or two adjacent domains," said Brevoort. "They'll focus in on the events, characters and goings on within that specific area."
"M.O.D.O.K. Assassin" will focus on Killville, a section of Battleworld where the big-headed bad guy has made a name for himself as the top assassin. "Killville is a region that places a much lower value on human life than most," Yost told ComicBook.com. "This is a place where if you have a problem with someone, there's always one singular solution that stands out. It's not lawless... there's a strict order to things. Mess with that order and... well, you can probably guess."
Yost mentioned that Killville versions of Doctor Octopus, Bullseye and Baron Mordo will all appear in the first issue. "By the third issue," Yost continued, "if they're a killer in the Marvel Universe, they're probably going to show up."
Artist Amilcar Pinna has been tasked with bringing Yost's violent visions to life. The writer described Pinna's work as "beautiful, but disturbing" before running through the types of action featured in "MODOK: Assassin."
"There's everything from gritty murders, one on one battles, and epic, epic war coming for MODOK," said Yost. "It should be gorgeous. And if the visceral kill kill kill isn't enough... there's the romance."
"Secret Wars" kicks off in May. You can check out the solicitation information for "MODOK Assassin" #1 below.
M.O.D.O.K. ASSASSIN #1 Written by CHRIS YOSTPenciled by AMILCAR PINNACover by DAVID LAFUENTE
In a world populated by the most fearsome thieves, murderers and ne'er-do-wells, there is one who is a HEAD above the rest...Enter, M.O.D.O.K.: The Mental Organism Designed Only for KILLING!Killville's very own Merc with a Mouth is open for business! But his next job may be biting off more than he can chew...32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99