Comic Book Reviews - Morbius: The Living Vampire #2 Review

Created on February 25, 2013 and written by
Category: Comic Book Reviews, Marvel Reviews

Morbius: The Living Vampire #2

Rating: 2/5
Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Joe Keatinge
Pencils: Rich Elson
Number of Pages: 23
Price: 2.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
Morbius is back, but on the run and desperate to quell his vampiric tendencies. But has the midnight son really changed? As Morbius tries to stay under the radar, a new threat arises, and they want Morbius dead.

Reviewer’s Comments:
When we last left the living vampire Morbius he was well… no longer living. Thankfully it seems that was only a temporary condition. Still on the fringe of society and barely clinging to his humanity where will our anti-hero end up next?

This issue has a much slower burn to it than the first. It’s clear that Joe Keatinge is trying to build some foreboding but it seems that it’s at the expense of most of this book. The situation Morbius is currently in also seems really below the character. He may not be the most powerful being in the Marvel universe but Michael Morbius is a formidable foe. I’m not sure if they’re going to address why he seems to be so under powered but it needs to be dealt with.

The art is clean but is a little on the darker side. The coloring seems to be restricted to a very limited palette and is washed out. I’m sure this is to emphasize the dreary setting and desolation in the locales. I get the feeling that the story may stick to this area for a while but I think it may do more harm than help long run. While Morbius may be getting his own city to protect he isn’t exactly the type of hero that works in that scenario but I guess we will see where it goes.

To wrap it up this issue drags on and has little story progression to it. The ending is meant to drive the tension up but with the story moving so slow it doesn’t really hit the mark. It’s only the second issue of course things could change as the series continues.


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