Second Opinion: Morbius #1

Written by: Vita Ayala
Art by: Marcelo Ferreira, Roberto Poggi, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 13, 2019

Review by: Laurence Nixon

For anyone looking for a little horror with a side of action then this book is definitely for you!

The book starts in a warehouse in Brooklyn where we see the Melterman and his henchmen testing a new formula on one of his own men, when a bunch of his baddies come running and screaming about a monster. That’s when Micheal Morbius the Living Vampire enters the scene. Chaos ensues as Morbius lays waste to the Melterman’s men. The layouts are quite easy to follow and the action is enhanced by Marcelo Ferreria’s fantastic penciling. We are also treated to some really epic looking splash pages.

Meanwhile we find the Melterman stalking about trying to get the drop on the Living Vampire however the reverse comes true as Morbius gets the drop on him. Morbius then proceeds to explain what a piece of crap the Melterman is. Morbius then takes what seems to be a vial of chemical.

                The Living Vampire then heads back to his own base of operations with the chemical he acquired earlier. He proceeds to concoct an injection in hopes of reversing his vampiric condition and injects himself. It would seem for now that his injection has worked to some extent and Morbius appears extremely excited and thrilled with the results.

Back at the Melterman’s warehouse we find him berating what’s left of his men and is seeking answers to who it was that just devastated his plans. A blonde bombshell that appears to be a vampire hunter shows up and tells the Melterman that the one he is asking about is none other than Morbius the Living Vampire.

Next we see that injection Morbius has administered to himself has worn off and has actually worsened his vampiric condition. He vows to keep trying. This is the end of the first issue.

Final Thoughts

All in all this is a terrific first issue. Writer Vita Ayala has given us a solid first issuewith plenty of action and setup to leave us all wanting to know what comes next. Marcello Ferreria’s art is absolutely amazing and his portrayal of Morbius is truly terrifying. Roberto Poggi’s inks and Dono Sanchez-Almara’s coloring compliments this visual faest that we as the reader are treated to. All in all I would say this is quite the creative team for such a title. I know that I am eagerly awaiting issue two.


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