The incident occurred when Peter Parker, trapped in the mind of Dr. Octopus, broke out with help and the guards said that Morbius was the only other man to escape. With all that went down following that throw-away line, it might be easy to forget. Write Joe Kaetinge wants to make sure the antihero is not forgotten.
"Morbius: The Living Vampire" goes on sale on Jan. 2 and features Dr. Michael Morbius in action in New York City. Rich Eison draws the comic.
The return of the vampire came in "Amazing Spider-Man" #699.1 when he broke out of prison. It also showed a lot of his origin story, a brilliant biochemist with a rare blood disease which he cured though the use of vampire bats. Unfortunately, that came with side effects, including an aversion to light and uncontrollable bloodlust.
Morbius is not Edward Cullen by a long shot, but is not a crazed vampire villain like you might see in "30 Days of Night."
"It's certainly not Twilight, I'll tell you that much," Keatinge said. "But even the stuff that I really enjoy like Salem's Lot, it's a totally different guy from that. He's actually pretty close to Peter Parker — the big difference is that unlike Peter Parker realizing with great power comes great responsibility, he looks at it as great power comes with great bitter consequence."
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.