A.I.M. Alert! Let’s Talk About That MARVEL’S M.O.D.O.K. Spoiler!
Well Marvel Blog True Believers, it’s a Friday that has seen a new Marvel streaming release, and by now, we expect you know the drill: that means it’s time for some spoiler-riffic discussion about the newest Marvel story on the block.
This week, that means Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.!
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. Now Streaming!
All ten episodes of the first season of this adult animated comedy have now been released for streaming on Hulu.
Have you had a chance to check them out yet, Marvel Blog True Believers? If you haven’t – and you want to remain blissfully ignorant of any spoilers – then you’ll want to activate you secret passageway and return to your suburban garage… just don’t forget to bring the recycling to the curb!
In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., M.O.D.O.K.’s company, Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) is acquired by Grumbl, putting Austin (Beck Bennett) in charge of operations at the company. However, Grumbl CEO Austin answers to a higher authority: the slimy entity known as Hexus, the Living Corporation!
Over the course of the season, we learn more about this malignant force, which seeks to complete a corporate hostile takeover that will leave all of Earth in ruins!
But from whence did this horrible corporation originate?
Marvel Boy #3
You know it, Marvel Blog True Believers: Hexus is from the pages of Marvel Comics!
It first appeared in Marvel Boy #3 (2000) by Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones, Avalon Studios, Matt Milla, Richard Starkings, and Wes Abbott, where it operated under the name “Brand Hex” and used the same logo you can see on Austin’s sneakers throughout the first season of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.
We learn in Marvel Boy #3, which you can read for yourself right now on the Marvel Unlimited app, that Hexus originated in the Sunken Galaxy. A living idea, it grows by hiring additional employees and expanding its corporate reach, using sophisticated advertising strategies to ruthlessly co-opt whatever world it finds itself on.
Just like in the show, in the comics, Hexus is a malignant corporation that consumes all of a planet’s resources before moving on to destroy the next world via “spores” that transmit the idea of the company to a naive new world. In order to propagate, its final stage of life is to force its employees to build spaceships and carry the idea of Hexus to new worlds.
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. + Hexus
At the end of the first season of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Hexus has NOT been defeated. We repeat: not been defeated! M.O.D.O.K.’s world is in danger… and so is ours!
Remember: don’t build any spaceships for suspicious companies! And if you see the Hexus logo… RUN!