Remember back on January 14th when I reviewed issue one of Morbius? No? Here it is. The issues are once every two months apparently, and that bugs me since I really dig this character. Anyway, in the end of the last issue our Morbius was shotgunned in the chest. And I just learned that shotgunned is a word.
Anyway, what happens is that Michael Morbius goes out to try to make the world a better place by almost human means, though he is a scientific vampire. No curse, no hex, no lure or legend. He had a disease that was cured, but brought on near vampirism (which is not a word).
In the last issue he tried to help a woman who apparently was being harassed by a post punk gang leader, but this leader has him gunned down. In this one he is awake and well, and goes with a woman who is homeless but trying to make some sort of ends meet. She happens to be the babysitter for the kid whose mother is the one Morbius tried to help last issue.
The kid is gone and it turns out that punk rock gang guy took him. After tracking him down, there is a verbal match between babysitter and gang leader, then Morbius and gang leader. Pierced and tattooed gang leader then slams Morbius into the ground.
I love the character, but I wish the issues came out a bit quicker and with less predictable stories. I am wanting this to blow my mind! But at one issue every two months I have to wait a year just to get 6 issues. Overall, though, 3.5/5. Here is a link to the library, as well. For those who don’t read these often, the library is a list of links to each comic/book I have reviewed and have in proper storage. I have read more, but not until recently did I decide to get serious about my collection.
Writer: Joe Keatinge
Artist: Richard Elson
Color Artist: Antonio Fabela
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover Artists: Mike Deodato, Jr. & Edgar Delgado
Variant Cover Artists: Marcos Martin
Editor: Sana Amanat
Senior Editor: Stephen Wacker
Editor in Chief: Axel Alonso
Chief Creative Officer: Joe Quesada
Publisher: Dan Buckley
Exec. Producer: Alan Fine
Marvel Comics, 2013