Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Morbius on deviantART
Back when the CCA (Comics Code Authority) still prohibited ‘the occult’ as a comic book subject, the very ingenious Stan Lee conceived of a ‘living vampire’ who would acquire his powers through science as opposed to the supernatural. This new character was created by Marvel editor, Roy Thomas and artist, Gil Kane.
~ Michael Morbius was a Nobel prize winning biochemist, who was afflicted with an extremely rare and incurable blood disorder. He secretly developed an experimental treatment involving electroshock therapy and vampire bat DNA. In the process of curing himself, Dr. Morbius somehow mutated into a new form with all of the traits of a classic vampire. His new powers and his quest for blood eventually brought him into conflict with number of Marvel superheros (including Spider-Man and BLADE).
Morbius first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #101 in October, 1971. I have added this illustration to my deviantART Gallery.

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