no 8 the legions of monsters

série: Marvel Preview
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1976
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 10 €
critère: *
remarques: Marvel Preview no 8, serie 2928, fall 1976
(n.b. autumn, also known as fall in American and Canadian English)
cover Ken Barr

1/ Legion of monsters, the name of different superhero teams
(>> see information below)
Morbius the living vampire, the madman of Mansion Slade
by Doug Moench and Sonny Trinidad

2/ monsters unleashed again
a comprehensive overview and critical appraisal
of the monsters in Marvel's b/w horror magazines

3/ Blade, the vampire slayer
into the house of terror
by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan

4/ the curse of Anubis,
a timeless evil from the tomb of a pharaoh
stalks the modern world on a mission of blood-curdling vengeance
by Russ Jones and Val Mayerik+John Warner

the Legion of Monsters first appeared
in Marvel Comics chronology in Marvel Premiere #28
and were created by Bill Mantlo, Frank Robbins, and Steve Gan,
a similar team appeared in a one-shot anthology Curtis magazine,
Legion of Monsters #1, in September 1975,
pre-dating Marvel Premiere #28 by five months,
the line-up was almost identical; Ghost Rider was not present,
but the magazine included Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, Werewolf by Night,
Manphibian, Man-Thing, and Morbius, the living vampire,
the story continued in Marvel Preview #8.

the first version of the Legion of Monsters were united by chance
to investigate the appearance of a strange being called the Starseed,
although the being was benevolent, Morbius, the living vampire and
Werewolf by night were overcome by their hungers and attacked it,
Ghost Rider intervened as the Starseed was unable
to overcome his fear of Man-Thing and was burned by it,
the dying Starseed attempted to cure the Legion of their monstrous forms,
but was too weak and died minutes later,
tired of fighting and disappointed in their actions, the team split up,
although they barely even acknowledged being a team in the first place,
a new version of the Legion of Monsters was formed
by Morbius the living vampire, Werewolf by night, and Man-Thing,
they are joined by N'Kantu, the living mummy and Manphibian,
they came together to protect monsters from the Hunter of Monster Special Forces
and send the monsters into the Morlock Tunnels to the Monster Metropolis
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