X-Lapsed, Episode 174 – M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #3 (2021)

X-Lapsed, Episode One Hundred Seventy-Four

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #3 (April, 2021)
“Chapter 3: The Science Lab That Time Forgot”
Writers – Jordan Blum & Patton Oswalt
Art – Scott Hepburn
Colors – Carlos Lopez
Letters – VC’s Travis Lanham
Edits – Bissa, Amaro, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: February 17, 2021

We’re still “off the beaten path” here… and, we’re looking at – of all things, an issue of M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games!  Whodathunkit?

We’ve got a little playful shade thrown at our Head of X… and a fun little adventure through the white-space with one of our new favorites – The Unbelievable Gwenpool!

Speaking of “unbelievable” – I can’t believe I just read a M.O.D.O.K. comic where I a) felt bad with him, and 2) wanted to read more!  It’s an #XLapsed Miracle!

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One thought on “X-Lapsed, Episode 174 – M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #3 (2021)

  • Damien Drouet-Whiter

    Hi Chris, I felt a pang of guilt when you said you'd had no letters in this episode. I am slowly but surely catching up. Currently only about 30 episodes behind.

    It's a shame that I didn't enjoy this issue as much as you. It ultimately comes down to my fandom for the Dark Reign spin-off MODOK: Reign Delay by Ryan Dunlavey which I bought off the shelf in 2009. I love that book as it skewers the then current Marvel Universe and does so in such a delightful manner. It's probably a bit LOL-random for you (it's the source of the MODOK demands pancakes panel) but I love it. That special features MODOK's parents and therefore contradicts this issue of Head Games. I personally feel that continuity should be maintained with obscure comedy one-shots.

    I did enjoy the cut-out plot twist and the Skids stuff. This weirdly segues into your discussion of our first X-book. My first US one was X-Factor 9 which features Skids quite prominently and I enjoyed it so much I went back the following day and bought Classic X-Men number 1. Of course I had been reading Marvel UK for several years before I discovered US comics and I think my first issue was Thor and the X-Men 31 which was cover dated November 16th 1983 making me 9 years old. It features a reprint of X-Men 27 by Roy Thomas and Werner Roth and features the Mimic. Thor and the X-Men was my first superhero book and I got it solely for the X-Men. In fact I don't think I even read the Thor strip.

    I suppose that means I'm edging on 38 years of loving the X-Men.


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