Saturday, December 12, 2009
Fear #22: Morbius, the Living Vampire in "This Vampire Must Die!"
Download Adventure Into Fear #22
Stumbling across Fear #22 featuring Morbius, the Living Vampire, when I was in the fourth grade, was certainly a fortuitous event for me as I ended up loving this storyline for years. I still recall that I traded one of my Devil Kids Starring Hot Stuff comic books for this issue with a buddy of mine during class, which annoyed our teacher to no end.
In fact, I enjoyed this particular storyline so much that I watched the comic book rack at Rexall's Drug Store for all of the succeeding issues in order to see what happened next, which was unusual for me at the time as I was convinced that the publishing companies that used cliffhangers were scamming us kids for our quarters. Sure, I had already read Steve Gerber's Man-Thing and loved it, but now here was Morbius. In truth, it wasn't even the character I loved so much, but Steve Gerber's superb storytelling ability. Give this one a read as I'm sure you'll see what I mean.
Script: Steve Gerber
Pencils: Rich Buckler