- 1st appearance of M.O.D.O.K. [Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing]
- A CGC 9.8 copy sold at the Heritage Platinum Session Signature Auction (Sept 2020) for an all-time record price of $12,600.
- A 9.8 copy has not come up for sale in a public auction for 8 years.
- The previous copy sold in 2012 for $1,673.
- A 9.6 copy sold in June for $1,749.
- There are six 9.8 copies in the CGC census. There are 13 9.6 copies and a total of 484 universal grade copies.
- M.O.D.O.K. will soon appear on Hulu, in his own stop motion animated television series from the team behind Robot Chicken.
- He is also a key character in the Avengers video game released by Square Ennix last month.
- Nevertheless, he has never been a top tier character and the unexpectedly high price of this latest 9.8 copy is hard to explain or justify.
- It is likely that pent up demand from 8 years without an opportunity to purchase one of the 6 copies that exist led a couple of collectors to win no matter the cost. [Hulu animated series coming soon]