Morbius #1

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Marcelo Ferreira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
7.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

For years, Nobel Prize winning biologist Michael Morbius has been struggling to cure himself of his vampirism, and now, for the first time in years, one may be within reach! But the path to it is littered with dangers and worse!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 12, 2019

    At its core, this is a deeply purposeful and interesting first issue. Ayala has captured the horrific nature of being a monster and not having any way of curing yourself. The art and action ramp up the horror angle while revealing Morbius may want to be good, but the vampiric nature of the character can't be contained either. The complexities of the character shine through while the violence is scary good. This has a Let The Right One In vibe but about how a damaged person becomes even more damaged, at least at this stage in the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Nov 15, 2019

    Morbius #1 gets right to the point from page one and stays entertaining throughout. When you start a new series with a lesser known character this is how you wanna do it. Morbius fans, the dozens of us out there can pick this up and rest easy knowing it shows solid promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Nov 13, 2019

    Morbius #1 is a worthy callback to the decade that spawned the Living Vampire. It delivers angst and horror and bloodshed, leavened with some smart philosophy. Whether you want to learn about the fears that drive Morbius or just see him slash some dudes up, this comic delivers. And I think its parts are balanced enough that most readers will find themselves enjoying both sides of the coin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 13, 2019

    Is he man or is he monster? Morbius #1 proposes both! But the real fun of this debut is seeing the pathology behind both, how he becomes a monster in order to cure the man inside " and leaving us to wonder, how long can he keep this up? Hopefully Vita Ayala, Marcelo Ferreira, Roberto Poggi, and Dono Sanchez-Almara have an answer for the monster lovers out there, along with more nightmarish visuals and poetic characterization. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Nov 18, 2019

    With mystery and an interesting point of view, "Morbius" #1 brings this scientific vampire to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Nov 13, 2019

    A simple story outshined by vivid action sequences. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Nov 13, 2019

    Although the introduction of the characters could have been handled better, the premise of this story and the artwork have me really looking forward to issue two. Give this a chance, I have a feeling we'll all be pleasantly surprised. At least I hope so! Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 13, 2019

    Maybe future issues will improve on the debut retroactively"you know, the Age of Ultron effect. In and of itself, however, Morbius #1 stopped short of wowing me in ways I expect from launch issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Nov 13, 2019

    This first of Morbius issue is equal parts action equal parts exposition, as Morbius is portrayed as an ethically ambiguous super-powered being, who views his powers as a curse and would rather not have them. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Nov 13, 2019

    Marcelo's art feels repetitive once you go past a few panels. It gives you a sense of dj vu as the first few pages look the same. Everything starts feeling the same as the tricks and characters are overused. Shadows are overused trying to build suspense and the characters started looking the same from panel to panel. As the issue only has two settings, it's hard to not make the background look the same but with a bad perspective, it becomes redundant quick. Overall Morbius is not a good book. Trying to find redeeming qualities in it was daunting and unaccomplished. Every aspect of it felt rushed as if trying to maintain a deadline or to keep the rights to the character. I do not see this comic sticking around for long and sadly there is a reason the Legacy number for Morbius hasn't gone past 50. Read Full Review

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