no 1 Morbius, the living vampire

série: Vampire Tales
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1973
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 20 €
critère: *
remarques: Vampire Tales was an American black-and-white horror comics magazine
published by Magazine Management, a corporate sibling of Marvel Comics,
the series ran 11 issues and one annual publication from 1973 to 1975,
and featuring vampires as both protagonists and antagonist
with the logo Marvel Monster Group on the cover,
black and white, 68 pages, 75 cents

Vampire Tales no 1, serie 2190, 1973
cover Esteban Maroto

1/ Morbius, the living vampire
wit the She-vampire Laera
by Stever Gerber and Pablo Marcos

2/ to kill a werewolf
by Bill Everett

3/ the vampire, his Kith and Kin
an analysis in 5 parts
chapter one: the origin of the vampire

4/ the vampyre, the duke of Earl
the bloodthirsty saga of Lord Ruthven,
the first, perhaps, most fearsome specimen
of Undead in all literature
by Roy Thomas and Winslow Mortimer

5/ Satan can wait

6/ revenge of the unliving
by Gardner Fox and Bernet

a magazine rather than a comic book, it did not fall
under the purview of the comics industry's
self-censorship Comics Code Authority,
allowing the title to feature stronger content
— such as moderate profanity, partial nudity, and more graphic violence —
than color comics of the time, featuring Dracula stories

Vampire Tales ran 11 issues cover-dated 1973 to June 1975,
with sister titles including Dracula Lives,
Monsters Unleashed and Tales of the Zombie,
it was published by Marvel Comics' parent company, Magazine Management,
and related corporations, under the brand emblem Marvel Monster Group,
published b-monthly, the magazine cost 75 cents

the magazine starred Morbius the Living Vampire,
in a feature written primarily by Don McGregor,
with pencilers including Pablo Marcos, Rich Buckler,
Tom Sutton, and Mike Vosburg,
and later by writer Doug Moench with artist Sonny Trinidad,
the vampire hunter Blade starred in two stories
by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Tony DeZuniga,
in issues #8-9 (Dec. 1974 - Feb. 1975),
Steve Gerber contributed a Morbius story to issue #1 (Aug. 1973)
and a story starring Lilith, Dracula's daughter, to issue #6 (Aug. 1974)

issue #2 (Oct. 1973) introduced Satana, the Devil's Daughter,
in a four-page teaser by writer-editor Roy Thomas and artist John Romita Sr.;
as well as detective Hodiah Twist and his assistant Conrad Jeavons,
created by Don McGregor and penciler Carlos Garzon.

writer Ron Goulart and Roy Thomas and artist Win Mortimer
adapted the vampire short story "the Vampyre", by John Polidori, in issue #1,
other adaptations included writer Don McGregor and artist Vicente Alcazar's
"Bat's Belfry" in issue #3 (Oct. 1973)
and writer Tony Isabella and artist Esteban Maroto's
in "the Drifting Snow" in issue #4 (April 1974),
both from August Derleth short stories

stories reprinted from Marvel's 1950s predecessor Atlas Comics
included pre-Comics Code Authority work by such artists
as Bill Everett and Carmine Infantino,
other reprints included writer-artist Jim Steranko's "At the Stroke of Midnight"
from Tower of Shadows #1 (Sept. 1969)
and the 11-page Morbius origin sequence from the Amazing Spider-Man (Nov. 1971)

an annual publication was published in 1975,
reprinting stories from the magazine
Marvel Preview #3 (Sept. 1975) contained the Blade story
that would have been in Vampire Tales issue #12
as originally announced at the end of issue #11 (June 1975)
had that title not been cancelled
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