5 Comic Books You Should Read Before Seeing Morbius

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We recently got the teaser trailer for Morbius and saying I am thrilled is an understatement. Morbius is a Marvel character & to help you get to know him, here are five comic books you should read.

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Morbius is also known as The Living Vampire. He is a pseudo-vampire thanks to some experiments and his back story is actually really awesome and fun to read. When I first heard Jared Leto was going to play Morbius, I was cautiously optimistic. But after the first Morbius trailer, I am not blown away and eagerly awaiting this movie. 

Morbius Comic Books You Should Read

In order to get to know Michael Morbius before heading to theaters this summer, here are five comic books that you should read. Find out why he is actually a really cool guy, and why you should be excited about this movie. 

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Morbius: The Living Vampire: The Man Called Morbius

Somewhere inside Doctor Michael Morbius is a good man who just needs a second chance. NO W!, after escaping from the Raft, Morbius the Living Vampire is scraping desperately through each day, on the run and desperate to quell his vampiric tendencies.

Will he be able to resist the siren song of blissful bloodsucking, or will Spider-Man sling him straight back into the slammer? And will his redemption turn out to be worse than his sin? As Morbius tries to stay under the radar, a new threat arises, and they want Morbius dead. But after inciting a gang war, will Morbius be able to protect the new friends?

COLLECTING: Morbius: The Living Vampire 1-9, Amazing Spider-Man 699.1.
Purchase.

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Vampire Tales Volume 1

Morbius the Living Vampire and Satana the Devil’s Daughter – the reluctant revenant and the sinister succubus, two of Marvel’s most preternatural protagonists – up against demons, cults and mortals even more monstrous than themselves! Black-and-white horror tales from the 1970s horror boom and some of the genre’s greatest talents! Plus: adaptations of classic terror tales from literature!

Collects Vampire Tales #1-3.
Purchase.

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Vampire Tales Volume 2

It’s 1974, and vampires have never been more frightening! Morbius, the Living Vampire, can’t catch a break as he battles a demon cult and the bizarre Death-Flame for the life of Amanda Saint! Plus: Witness Morbius’ origin like never before! Also featuring Lilith, the daughter of Dracula! Kraska! Count Varma! Count Barsac and the Nazis! And more vampires than you can shake a wooden stake at!

Collecting: Vampire Tales #4-7.
Purchase.

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Spirits of Vengeance: Rise of the Midnight Sons

Johnny Blaze and Dan Ketch race side-by-side as the Spirits of Vengeance, as Marvel’s Midnight Sons rise to face a hellish threat like no other! Former Ghost Rider Blaze joins his successor Ketch and fellow Sons including Morbius, Blade, the Nightstalkers and the Darkhold Redeemers in the fight against Lilith, Mother of Demons, and her horrifying progeny!

COLLECTING: GHOST RIDER (1990) 28, 31; GHOST RIDER/BLAZE: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE 1-6; MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE (1992) 1; DARKHOLD: PAGES FROM THE BOOK OF SINS 1; NIGHTSTALKERS 1; WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) 95-96; MATERIAL FROM MIDNIGHT SONS UNLIMITED 1
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Morbius The Living Vampire Ominbus

This will be available May 12, 2020, but is available for pre-order now.

Cursed by an experiment gone wrong, Dr. Michael Morbius is possessed by an unquenchable thirst for blood – yet his heart beats like any other man. He is a living vampire! And in this amazing Omnibus, the complete original Morbius saga is collected – from his first appearance through both his first color comic and black-and-white series, and into the rare stories that concluded his tragic tale.

The sometimes mad, sometimes misunderstood Morbius contends not just with Marvel’s heroes – but with bizarre cultists and satanic demons! Journey to the darker side of Marvel, a world of horror and the supernatural that overtook the industry in the 1970s and defined comics for a generation!

Collecting: Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 101-102; Marvel Team-Up (1972) 3-4; Fear (1970) 20-31; Giant-Size Werewolf (1974) 4; Giant-Size Super-Heroes (1974) 1; Marvel Premiere (1972) 28; Marvel Two-In-One (1974) 15; Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) 6-8, 38; Savage She-Hulk (1980) 9-12; Vampire Tales (1973) 1-5, 7-8, 10-11; Marvel Preview (1975) 8
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About Morbius

Morbius is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is intended to be the second film in Sony’s Marvel Universe.

Morbius is coming to theaters July 31, 2020.

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