Comics : Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #77

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This story is part of an Arc: "X-Man/Morbius"
     Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

This review was first published on: 2004.

Background...

Peter Parker recently met Nathan, the X-Man on Christmas Eve in Amazing Spider-Man #420. Assigned to take pictures of a soap-box preacher, he found something a little more.

Now it's Christmas Day, and the begining of a must uncommon way to spend the festive season.

In Detail...

"Vampire's Kiss"
Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #77
Feb 1997 : SM Title
Summary: Morbius
Arc: Part 2 of "X-Man/Morbius"
Editor:  Ralph Macchio
Writer:  Howard Mackie
Pencils:  Claudio Castellini
Inker:  Bud LaRosa, Cam Smith, Harry Candelario, Ralph Cabrera
Cover Art:  Claudio Castellini
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Articles: Watson, Anna, Betty Brant, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Morbius

Boxing Day - and Morbius is looking for sticky little red-hot treats around the E.S.U. campus. Peter wants to hunt down the fanged one, but Jill and Arther Stacy are in town and MJ wants Peter to talk to them. Also, Betty wants to talk about her recent entanglements with a confused Flash Thompson. Throw in those dorks from the Friends of Humanity, and you've got another installment of Peter Parker: Spider-Man!

Peter is too busy for most of that, as he lines up a battle with Morbius, who is trying to kidnap a blood specialist from ESU. He still has time to drain Peter's blood, even though the scientist he sought manages to escape. A weakened Peter manages to flee also.

In General...

Didn't have any real weaknesses. I'm not sure that Morbius really needed to be brought back into Spider-Man's life. He's one of these villains who has been reworked so many times that he doesn't know what he is. He's been around so long that you would have thought he would be cured, or have given up wanting to be cured, by now.

Overall Rating...

Seems you can always squeeze a little more juice out of the old 'Living Vampire'. Just enough for three webs.