Joe Keatinge, writer of Marvel's new MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE series, and comics legend Roy Thomas speak about creating - and re-creating - Marvel's first vampire. Morbius was at the crossroads of several historic changes in comics. Not only was his first appearance also the first issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN not written by Stan Lee (who turned 90 this week,) but he was also the first vampire character at Marvel following changes to Comics Code Authority prohibition for supernatural characters. In this interview, Thomas speaks about the events that lead to Morbius making his debut in 1971, his script for the DARK SHADOWS parody "Darn Shadows," and how the Marvel office was not allowed to disturb him when a television show featuring a certain cane-carrying vampire was on.
PATRICK McCRAY speaks to Joe Keatinge about resurrecting Morbius in a post-TWILIGHT world, and how he's working to make the character relevant to modern audiences without showing disrespect to the writers and artists who have come before him.
The music for this episode includes THE PINK ROOM by David Lynch, THE VAMPIRE CLUB by Voltaire, and V IS FOR VAMPIRE by Powerman 5000.
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