The year is 2001 A.D. A time when life as we know it has become hideously
transformed. A rigid totalitarian regime holds the people in an iron
grip, and mankind's greatest truths have been declared "inoperative".
Professor Kroschell, the "mad botanical professor" has been
conducting illegal botanical experimentations when he is gunned down
by the jack-booted police. They confiscate a gigantic pod that holds
a male human within its leaves. Outwardly appearing human yet structurally
a plant, we are introduced to Morlock ! When transformed into his plant-like
form his mind is clouded with the bestial preoccupation for finding
Only to later find out that the mad scientist was planning to develop an
army of Plant Men to overthrow the dictatorship, Morlock continues
his fight against oppression in 2001. Beware the touch of Morlock !
He'll turn everyone into fungus creatures.
The saving grace is issue #3 which is drawn by Steve Ditko and inked by
Berni Wrightson. Clearly one of the best issues in the entire Atlas
comic book run.