Morbius no 9

série: Marvel various
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1993
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 4 €
critère: *
remarques: Morbius, the living vampire no 9 May 1993
>> see also the series Vampire Tales (1973) and Dracula lives (1974)

>> this issue collected as representative sample of the serie

- Morbius, the living vampire,
king of the vampires versus Nightmare
"dreaming realities"
by Gregory Wright and Ron Wagner

Morbius, the living Vampire, a scientist
named Dr. Michael Morbius is a fictional character
appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics,
created by writer Roy Thomas and originally designed by penciler Gil Kane,
the character first appeared as an antagonist
in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 (Oct. 1971)

Morbius went on to become a heroic, tragically flawed protagonist
in his own series and other titles,
Morbius is a man suffering from vampiric abilities and physical traits
resulting from a biochemical experiment, as opposed to supernatural means,
the character has appeared in various animated shows and video games

Morbius debuted in the Amazing Spider-Man #101 (cover-dated Oct. 1971)
following the February 1971 updating
of the comic-book industry's self-censorship board,
the Comics Code Authority, that lifted a ban
on vampires and certain other supernatural characters

a tragic and sympathetic antagonist in his initial two-issue arc,
having acquired his vampiric addiction while researching a cure
for his own rare, fatal blood disease,
Morbius collided again with Spider-Man
and others in Marvel Team-Up #3-4 (July & Sept. 1972),
Morbius went on to star in Vampire Tales, a black-and-white horror-comics magazine
published by Marvel's sister company, Curtis Magazines,
appearing in all but two of the mature-audience title's 11 issues (8-1973 up to 6-1975)
all but the first and last of these were written by Don McGregor,
with penciling by Rich Buckler and by Tom Sutton, primarily.

after his first two Vampire Tales stories,
Morbius concurrently became the star of his own feature
in Marvel's bimonthly Adventure into Fear anthology series,
beginning with issue #20 (Feb. 1974)
and continuing through #31 (Dec. 1975), the final issue of that title
these were written, successively, by Mike Friedrich, Steve Gerber
(who had written the first Morbius solo story, in Vampire Tales),
Doug Moench, and Bill Mantlo, working with a wide variety of pencilers,
during this period, Morbius again appeared as an antagonist
in the Spider-Man one-shot, Giant-Size Super-Heroes #1, published in June 1974
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