Thursday, February 19, 2009

Comics Art and Cover!


Here's the cover to Fear 26, by Gil Kane. Morbius the Living Vampire originally appeared as a villain in the Spider-Man comic!


And here's Spider-Man, among other heroes, guest-starring in Fantastic Four #73, drawn by Jack Kirby!


  1. Gadzooks, but I loved Morbius as a character. Marvel writers never seemed to get a handle on him (sci-fi in four-color titles, straight-out horror in the B & W magazines). But he was very cool in my book, no matter what.

  2. I've always felt Marvel had the same problem with the Man-Wolf... I think once they were allowed to use real vampires and werewolves in the comics, there was a compulsion to make Morbius and Man-Wolf different from their supernatural counterparts!

  3. I agree with you about Man-Wolf, which started as nice counterpoint to their WEREWOLF BY NIGHT series. But then it got lost along the way, and before I knew it, there he was: a talking "god" on another planet or something. Marvel sure did a lot of flinging stuff against walls to see what stuck--!