Yeah, so I've always been afraid to post any of the Atlas Seaboard comics, but thanks to an incredibly illuminating set of articles over on Pigs of the Industry Blog, I've decided my concern may have been for nothing. Thanks to RKB's research, I've discovered that the Atlas comic characters have apparently fallen into public domain (per a Beau Smith interview with Comics Bulletin.)
So with the internet as my legal counsel, I am happy to present to you the wonder that is Morlock 2001 - The World's Strangest Super-Hero!
In a totalitarian ruled future, a mad botanical professor is killed while conducting illegal botanical experimentations - experiments which result in the morbid man plant known as Morlock!
How strange is Morlock? Well he spends part of his existence as a confused futuristic superhero who turns people into fungus with a touch - and the other part of his life as a meat eating plant monster.
Speaking of half plant/half beast creatures - as a strange coincidence, just a few minutes after I wrote this post, my wife found an article on a just discovered Sea Slug that can convert sunlight into food!
Let the illegal botanical experiments begin!
[ Morlock 2001 1]
[ Morlock 2001 2 ]