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Morality Bites Back
MBB Cover A
Issue Information
Issue 6
Volume 2
Published February 16, 2011
Written by Paul Ruditis
Artwork by Tess Fowler
Cover Artwork by David Seidman (cover A)
Coloring by John Hunt
Letters by Jim Campbell
Edited by Ralph Tedesco
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Morality Bites Back is the 6th issue of the Charmed comic series published by Zenescope Entertainment. It is the first one-shot of the comic series.

Summary

For a complete plot of Morality Bites Back, go here.

When Mika, her co-worker tells Phoebe the name of her new boyfriend, she remembers from about nine years ago what happened when she visited a future in which she was executed via incineration by gas in a chamber because she had killed the mortal that murdered her friend.

Now as the time approaches for her premonition to play itself out, what can she do, if anything, to stop it? Phoebe questions whether the events are destined to play out the way she saw them or if enough has been changed to save hers and her friend's lives as well as any future victims as yet unknown. Don't miss this shocking one-shot issue that will have you on the edge of your seat!

Characters

Main

Returning

Non-Speaking

Introduced

Mentioned

Magical Notes

Powers

Book of Shadows

A Glamour to Change One's Appearance

The entry into the Book Of Shadows

A Glamour to Change One's Appearance

To ensure a future
    preserved
Mask our friend
    see justice
    served.

Notes and Trivia

  • This issue is a one-shot about Phoebe Halliwell.
  • This issue discusses the events leading up to Phoebe's possible imprisonment, shown to her and her sisters in the Season 2 episode Morality Bites.
  • The close friend of Phoebe's that Cal Greene murdered in the alternate future is revealed to be Elise Rothman, Phoebe's boss, the editor at The Bay Mirror.
  • The power Phoebe uses to kill Cal Greene is explained as being an advanced form of Empathy. Phoebe uses his own emotions, specifically rage, against him to kill him.
  • Elise finally discovers that Phoebe is a witch.
  • This is the first time the Cupid's Temple appears.
  • This is the first issue that Hogan and Neena don't appear in, Hogan was killed by Neena in the previous issue.
  • It is revealed that the Crime Reporter at the Bay Mirror is now a man with the name Burns, previously on the series, Kyle Donie was the Crime Reporter.
  • The only power Phoebe doesn't use in the issue is Levitation.
  • Phoebe has a premonition without touching anything, however it wouldn't be the first time that being in a specific area triggered a premonition.
  • This is the first issue to not feature all sisters on the cover.
    Issue 6 - scan-0016a

    Another woman attacked by Cal Greene.

  • Cal Greene can be seen in the background in both covers.
  • The issue was released in February. The events of Morality Bites also take place in February; it's unknown if this was planned on purpose, or it was just a coincidence. However, it was also mentioned in the episode, which takes place in February 2009, that Phoebe committed the murder 6 months earlier, which means the events of this issue take place in August 2008.
  • Cover A for this issue is the first issue of the series to have the title on it.
  • Screenshots from Morality Bites are used in this episode.
  • Elise explains to Phoebe that Cal Greene has brutally attacked another woman before. The woman looks like Carolyn Seldon, an innocent whom Paige helped in the Season 4 episode Charmed and Dangerous, who also happened to have been brutally beaten by a man.
  • Phoebe's power advancement in this issue makes Season 9 the only season in which all three sisters develop new powers.
  • Cal Greene can be assumed to be a member of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, but if you look closely, the insignia on his jacket reads "SP" instead of "SF". The logos look very similar though, with the two letters interlaced. (This was probably done to not infringe on the team's copyright.)
  • It appears that Piper's look and actions were inspired by the episode "Engaged and Confused".
  • This is the first issue to show Cupid's Temple.

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Sketches

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