The fate of ordinary technician George Tarleton was changed forever, after he was selected at random by his superior The Scientist Supreme of A.I.M. The scientist required an innovative bio-engineered ‘living computer’ to connect and unlock the mysteries of the Cosmic Cube. The Scientist Supreme subjected Tarleton to many frightening experiments mutating his body. He gained superhuman intelligence and psionic powers. The side affects turned him mad and caused his head to increase in size dramatically.
In his new deformed state Tarleton was given the code-name MODOC (Mobile Organism Designed Only for Computing). Tarleton slayed his superiors after he turned against them changing his name to MODOK, the ‘K’ appropriately standing for killing.
Marvel Fact Files are a magazine series which detail the fictional universe featured in Marvel Comics publications. The magazine collection is published in the UK by Eaglemoss Collections starting in 2013.
MODOK has been represented in many ways since his first appearance in 1967. His lab had never been fully imagined in its entirety and is only seen in glimpses over the decades. The key starting point in creating the illustration of the lab was to study all the available reference material to determine consistent and important elements and then work out how to bring it all together.
The body of work realises a vision of the lab for the first time. All the key aspects in the original comics is now considered and brought together rationally under one roof. The fictional lab is an ordered but chilling place for the chaotic and frightening character MODOK to unleash his experiments. The lab was modelled in 3D using software Cinema 4D. The final rendered files were retouched in Photoshop to add further depth and atmosphere. The close-up views are extra images created after the publication was released and are seen here for the very first time.