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TAKE A.I.M.!
 Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
 Art by SEAN MURPHY
 Tagline: Biggest Head. Baddest Ass.
 Location: A super-secret hidden laboratory near you!
 Concept: Advanced Idea Mechanics is a league of extraordinarily scientific terrorists. Formerly, A.I.M. was led by M.O.D.O.K. However, he was recently ousted from power by the new Scientist Supreme, Dr. Monica Rappaccini! Discontent with lingering in middle management, he’s assembled a squad of criminal minds to advance his own agenda - clandestinely sabotaging his rivals within the organization and antagonizing his enemies on the outside (We call them superheroes)! But can he really trust anyone in the rogues gallery he’s assembled? Can any of them trust him? Of course they can’t!
 Cast:
 1. M.O.D.O.K.
 2. Dr. Curt Connors - The Lizard
 3. Dr. Johnathon Ohnn – Spot
 4. Dr. Arthur Parks – Living Laser
 5. Dr. Anton Vanko – Whiplash
 Supporting: Dr. Monica Rappaccini, Black Widow (Yelena Belova), Dr. Kavita Rao, Galacta
 Antagonists: Amadeus Cho, U.S. Agent, Radioactive Man (Dr. Chen Lu), The Winter Guard (Darkstar, Ursa Major, Red Guardian)
Reward characters: Pikachu

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TAKE A.I.M.! #0
 Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SEAN MURPHY
“ABSOLUTE ZERO”
• M.O.D.O.K. is a big head with a big head. He used to be the leader of Advanced Idea Mechanics, and he’s having a real hard time adjusting to playing a supporting role to the new Scientist Supreme, Dr. Monica Rappaccini. So what’s a mental organism designed only for killing supposed to do? Naturally, he’s going to TAKE A.I.M.!
• Calling Dr. Connors , Dr. Ohnn, Dr. Parks, and Dr. Vanko – better known as the Lizard, the Spot, the Living Laser, and Whiplash! Enticed into M.O.D.O.K.’s inner circle by promises of implausible gadgetry, radical theories, and slightly ridiculous superweapon programs, the plan is to work against Rappaccini’s administration from the inside while ostensibly impressing her with wins for A.I.M…. and M.O.D.O.K.’s going to need a big win to justify the expenditures of his recruitment!
• How about seizing a derelict Soviet-era Nuclear Missile Silo and super-science lab? Easy, right? Well, it’ll be harder than it sounds because Russia’s premiere superhero team the Winter Guard doesn’t intend to let A.I.M. have its way. Will M.O.D.O.K. have to pull out his super-secret secret weapon? (It’s a secret!). He just might! Find out what it is here! (maybe!).
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #1
 Written by: DENNIS HOPELESS
 Plot by EXCITER
 Art by SEAN MURPHY
 “TRUST ME, I’M A DOCTOR”
 Why doesn’t the Scientist Supreme and new head of A.I.M., Monica Rappaccini, trust former “head” of A.I.M., M.O.D.O.K.? Is it because M.O.D.O.K. assembled a crew of sinister super-scientists under A.I.M.’s auspices with the clandestine intent of wresting back control of the terrorist organization? Naw, that couldn’t be it. Nonetheless, Rappaccini has appointed her own Black Widow, Yelena Belova, to keep an eye on M.O.D.O.K. – which is going to make covert scheming that much more difficult! M.O.D.O.K.’s greatest concern is that Yelena will uncover his secret weapon, housed in a secret bunker, with a seriously secret eating disorder – Galacta, daughter of Galactus! As long as M.O.D.O.K. makes sure she has a negative body image, she’ll continue to starve herself while he leverages her power cosmic! Can M.O.D.O.K. keep Yelena distracted by leaking information about the location of her Russian penthouse to A.I.M.’s enemies? It’s Black Widow versus the Winter Guard as M.O.D.O.K. asks Galacta a very important question… where can he find the Ultimate Nullifier?
 32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #2
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“iMODOK: EVOLVE BEYOND”
M.O.D.O.K. is the Mental Organism Designed only for Killing, though he was born the simple-minded George Tarleton. His transformation was the result of a super-secret process developed by A.I.M. to make him M.O.D.O.C., the Mental Organism Designed only for Computing (It’s his body! He’ll change what he was designed for if he wants!). How crass, then, is it that an American tech company is planning to mass market the electronics and software that made Tarleton the “man” he is today? If that happens, classic M.O.D.O.K. would soon become an outdated laughing stock! The flip-phone of super villainy! The Commodore 64 of mad science! He’s not about to let that happen. The Take A.I.M. team will attack the place where all of America’s greatest technology is manufactured… China! With the Living Laser, Whiplash, the Lizard, and the Spot at his side, M.O.D.O.K. promises to raze the iModok factory to the ground! But the tech company’s CEO has other plans and contacts China’s premiere superhero for assistance. Up and atom, it’s the Radioactive Man!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #3
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“GET YOUR ASS TO MARS”
M.O.D.O.K. just totally recalled the perfect staging ground to plan his A.I.M. coup d'état... Mars! Rich natural resources, plenty of privacy, and… angry, primitive, territorial natives? They weren’t in the plan! Good thing that M.O.D.O.K. isn’t the type that gets easily discouraged. It’s subjugatin’ time! M.O.D.O.K. and his colleagues Whiplash, the Living Laser, the Lizard, and the Spot have a manifest destiny and it’s to conquer the Red Planet! But can A.I.M. really annex an entire world, or has M.O.D.O.K.’s head finally gotten too big? The answer to that question gets more complicated when a cosmonaut living on Mars calls in a little assistance from back home… enter M.O.D.O.K.’s arch-nemesii, the Winter Guard! Problematic, yes, but M.O.D.O.K.’s not about to let them stop him from painting the planet red(er)! The battle is fierce, but can either team survive when their fighting unexpectedly draws the wrath of the gods of Olympus Mons?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #4
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“THE MANHATTAN PROJECT”
Nobody knows that M.O.D.O.K. is keeping Galacta, daughter of Galactus, in her own private bunker deep below Manhattan. Except the Living Laser, who noticed odd power fluctuations in the City’s grid and investigated. And Whiplash, who Living Laser told. And the Lizard, who Whiplash told. And the Spot, who felt left out and begged to be let in on the secret. But Scientist Supreme and A.I.M. head honcho Monica Rappaccini absolutely cannot find out! With the threat that they might clue her in, his own team has M.O.D.O.K. by the short hairs and now he’s left scrambling to accommodate their extortionistic wishes. Whiplash insists on having his “bird” brought from Russia, eh? Well, he can have C.O.C.K.A.T.I.E.L. (Cybernetic Organism Completely Kind And Touching In Every Location)! That can’t possibly backfire… right? It doesn’t really matter to M.O.D.O.K., because he’s this close to figuring out how to harness Galacta’s power cosmic. Then he’ll have the ability to do ANYTHING, and at that point he’ll have no further need for underlings! Can U.S. Agent stop that from happening and free the girl with the world’s worst eating disorder from her indentured servitude?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #5
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE RIGHT JOB”
***Weapons of Mass Mutation!***
Given recent events, the U.S. Government is suddenly really interested in developing countermeasures against bombs that mutate people. Like, really really. Their top expert in the field of enhanced genetics, Dr. Kavita Rao, has been working tirelessly on a way to counteract the effects of such a weapon – but there’s only one man that successfully built an incendiary device that almost changed the entirety of New York City into reptile-folk, and that’s the cold-blooded Dr. Curt Connors… the Lizard! Too bad for Kavita he joined A.I.M. five months ago, and despite the fact that they used to date, science-based terrorists are notoriously unreliable when it comes to returning texts! The fate of innocent cities around the world may depend on her, so can Kavita survive a direct foray into A.I.M. territory to secure a consult with her former beau? Worse yet, can she survive when M.O.D.O.K. detects her infiltration… and instantly falls in love?! And what about Curt’s feelings? This is one love triangle that you definitely don’t want to find yourself caught in the middle of, but nobody told U.S. Agent that when he snuck a GPS tracer onto Rao’s lab coat!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #6
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“KEEP CALM AND TAKE A.I.M.!”
It seems like a lifetime ago, but in truth it was less than two decades ago that George Tarleton and Aldrich Killian were pimply-faced dweebs playing Dungeons & Dragons in Killian's mother's basement while brainstorming technological innovations and aspiring to super-villainous endeavors – to get back at the jocks, of course! The seeds they planted in that basement as the “Homebrew Computing and Terrorism Club” would one day blossom into A.I.M.! But at some point, Killian broke off and disappeared while Tarleton became a giant head monster. Now there's rumors that Killian is back, more handsome than ever, and the leader of his own fiendishly brilliant organization – the Rising Tide – and that has M.O.D.O.K. totally jelly! M.O.D.O.K. sends his crew to dismantle the Rising Tide before it can fully establish itself, but has one of A.I.M.'s finest already switched allegiances?! I'm looking at you, Whiplash! Is this the beginning of a tech terror turf war, or the rocky start of a deadly alliance between the oldest of chums?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #7
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“FRIENDS LIKE THESE...”
For creating the Rising Tide, a new and mighty cyber-terror group, M.O.D.O.K. thinks his old friend Aldrich Killian deserves a big pat on the back – right before he gets a stab in it! While Scientist Supreme Monica Rappaccini thinks A.I.M. and the Rising Tide are engaged in an all-out bloody turf war, her erstwhile underling M.O.D.O.K. secretly helps the Rising Tide to depose her however he can! If they could just get Monica out of power, M.O.D.O.K. could achieve his ultimate goal... to take A.I.M.! But can his agents – the Lizard, the Spot, the Living Laser, and Whiplash – help the Rising Tide defeat a loyalist A.I.M. cell without getting exposed? Possibly... but not while they're being spied on by Yelena Belova, A.I.M.'s Black Widow!
Meanwhile, M.O.D.O.K. covertly impersonates and replaces New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – will anyone be able to tell the difference?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #8
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“M.A.I.M.” Part One “THE FRENEMY OF MY FRENEMY IS MY... ?”
A.I.M.'s Black Widow, Yelena Belova, knows that M.O.D.O.K. and his crew are traitorously conspiring against the Scientist Supreme, Monica Rappaccini. While Whiplash and the Living Laser slow her down in Moscow, can M.O.D.O.K. manipulate those interfering Russian do-gooders, the Winter Guard, into taking out Black Widow before she exposes him?
Meanwhile, the Spot sense an upcoming A.I.M. Civil War and wants to make sure he's on the winning side – by being on both sides! Can the master of universal holes seduce the Scientist Supreme? At the same time, the Lizard helps his former paramour Dr. Kavita Rao leak information on both A.I.M. And M.O.D.O.K. to U.S. Agent... has he secretly been a cold-blooded triple agent for eight whole issues?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #9
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“M.A.I.M.” Part One “WHAT'S SO CIVIL ABOUT WAR ANYWAY?”
The jig is up! The news is out! They finally found him! The Scientist Supreme Monica Rappaccini knows that M.O.D.O.K. has been conspiring to take A.I.M. for nine issues... and needless to say, she's not happy about it! Its a full on battle of the bee-keepers as A.I.M. goes to war against itself! When the dust settles, who will come out a head? (Get it? A head? [SIZE=1]M.O.D.O.K. is a giant head. It's funny.[/SIZE]). Meanwhile, the Lizard is exposed as a triple agent – and the Living Laser doesn't take kindly to betrayal! (When he's not the one betraying, that is!) . But what is Curt Connors' true cold-blooded plan? Is it possible that he's... a quadruple agent?!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #10
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“M.A.I.M.” Part Two “THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY SUPERCRIMINAL PEOPLE”
Habit 1: Be proactive. M.O.D.O.K. leads his A.I.M. loyalists in a coup d'état within A.I.M.! Can he survive one-on-one against the devious Scientist Supreme, Monica Rappaccini?
Habit 2: Recognize a winner. The Spot must chose between his bro and his babe. M.O.D.O.K. or Monica?
Habit 3: Turn negatives into positives. Has Whiplash caught the eye of the Winter Guard's Darkstar?
Habit 4: Exploit trust. Will he hit her with his whip-arm-thingies?
Habit 5: Know where you want to go. The Lizard made U.S. Agent and Kavita Rao think he was betraying A.I.M., but he was really betraying them!
Habit 6: Make friends of your enemies. Dr. Connors exposes U.S. Agent to the lizard formula, making him his thrall - U.S. Iguana!
Habit 7: Synergy. When all these elements combine, in the end A.I.M. will be unified!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #11
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND M.O.D.O.K.” Part One “ULTRA-MAX”
After nearly a year of plotting, M.O.D.O.K.’s grand plan to take A.I.M. was finally unfurled... and it failed spectacularly! Resoundingly defeated and delivered to his old enemies the Winter Guard, he now finds himself as a permanent resident of one of Russia’s toughest ultra-max prisons! Can M.O.D.O.K. survive on the inside without getting shanked? And how can he not drop the soap with those little arms? His only hope is to prey on the sympathy of one of his captors - but can he exploit the less-than-grizzly nature of the Russian Man-Bear, Ursa Major, to effectuate an escape? Probably not!
Meanwhile, there’s a new man in charge of A.I.M. - and he’s really cold blooded! Where will the Lizard lead the brotherhood of evil scientists?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #12
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND M.O.D.O.K.” Part Two “TURN, TURN, TURN”
M.O.D.O.K. has turned state's evidence! In exchange for immunity from prosecution, M.O.D.O.K. not only agrees to testify against his former colleagues in A.I.M., but to lead the Winter Guard in an undercover infiltration. But can Darkstar, Ursa Major, and Red Guardian adapt to their assumed identities as the villainous Blackness, Polar Bear, and Disc Man!
Meanwhile, A.I,M.'s new leader harnesses the organization's super science in an effort to reanimate his long dead son. Needless to say, Curt has extreme regrets over having eaten his progeny while in a bestial mindset. Whiplash should [i]not[/i] have made that comment about a second course. Now they've gotta fight! It's the Lizard versus Whiplash, winner take A.I.M.!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #13
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND M.O.D.O.K.” Part Three “THE ONE WHERE M.O.D.O.K. TAKES A.I.M.!”
Remember when it looked like M.O.D.O.K.'s massive plan totally failed? Well that massive failure was totally part of the plan! He suckered his rivals within the greater A.I.M. organization, he suckered his enemies in the Winter Guard, and he suckered YOU! After thirteen long months, M.O.D.O.K. has finally become the undisputed, uncontested leader of Advanced Idea Mechanics! And now... it's payback time!
After an unsuccessful coup and an even more unsuccessful attempt to resurrect his son, Curt “The Lizard” Connors has escaped M.O.D.O.K.'s wrath with the help of Dr. Kavita Rao and U.S. Agent... but only for now. Can they make it out of Russia with A.I.M.'s Black Widow, Yelena Belova, and Whiplash leading an assassination squad against them? Can they trust... the Spot?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #14
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE”
***Hail Storm***
Cut off one head, two more will grow in its place. But what if instead of two heads, it was just one really big one?? M.O.D.O.K., and the AIM organization he has finally managed to take control over, have been invited to align with HYDRA. That alliance sounds like a match made in hell and a pants-soiling nightmare for just about any super-heroic do-gooder or tree-hugging global peacekeeper, so M.O.D.O.K. is all too happy to shake Baron Strucker's hand and sign on the dotted line. Of course he wants a seat on the HYDRA High Council. After all, emboldened by his recent success in taking control of his own organization, why couldn't he do the same in HYDRA??? After all, he's not a mental organism designed only for conferencing or consulting...
Meanwhile, M.O.D.O.K.'s kill squad of Whiplash, Living Laser, the Spot, and Yelena “Black Widow” Belova pursue the escaping U.S. Agent, Kavita Rao, and Curt “the Lizard” Connors across the Russian border and into the Principality of Lichtenbad. How long can they hide amongst the populace? How long until U.S. Agent wants to inflict punishment on Connors for unwillingly turning him into U.S. Iguana? And how long until the Winter Guard arrives to keep them all from returning to Russia?
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99

TAKE A.I.M.! #15
A.I.M. harnesses the METAL GEAR!
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Plot by EXCITER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
“THESE F'N SNAKES”
The Principality of Lichtenbad is now occupied by A.I.M. Their unduly elected leader is M.O.D.O.K., and he's assembled a squad designed only for killing the enemies of A.I.M. hiding within the small nation's borders: Whiplash, Living Laser, the Spot, and Yelena “Black Widow” Belova. To survive, U.S. Agent is going to need to call in backup. When he reaches Director Nick Fury, Nick agrees to send the best... the legendary operative from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s clandestine FOXHOUND special forces unit, Solid Snake! Can Solid rescue the fugitives and prevent A.I.M. from using Lichtenbad's resources to mass produce the bipedal nuclear weapon armor mecha called M.G.D.O.K. - Metal Gear Designed Only for Killing!?!? And although the genetically modified super-solider Liquid Snake was defeated by his brother Solid, nobody expected that the “Les Enfants Terribles” project that produced them would be leveraged by A.I.M. to unleash the deadliest agent yet – Gaseous Snake!
32 PGs./Rated T+...$2.99


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