Morbius and his lost love Martine have been reunited and she has rented a mansion outside Boston for him to pursue his research. The CIA, meanwhile, has taken note of Morbius' recent killings and is employing someone to hunt him down. Someone named Simon Stroud. Morbius, sadly, loses control of his bloodthirstiness and almost victimizes Martine, but at the last minute breaks away and goes hunting for some other unfortunate victim. He finds a victim, and Stroud finds something else. A victim... but not the one Morbs made. Is there some other vampire running about?
Stroud visits Morbs' victim (she lived) and is trying to determine if she's a vamp now. And I feel like we're getting an evolution in Morbius' character now that we have a new writer. Morbius tells Martine that it's not enough for him to subsist on plasma or a transfusion- he needs to feel his fangs breaking flesh, he needs the rush of the kill. This appears to be a change from how he was previously written? Also he tells her that only religion and remorse separate him from being a true vampire.
Stroud breaks into the place where Morbs is staying and shoots him, but Martine helps Morbius escape. She gets arrested for her trouble though, and that's where this one calls it quits. An interesting story- feels very 70's vampire noir. A complete 180 from the science fiction storyline of the last few installments. I like it for the most part.