Maybe I’ve watched too many zombie/walking dead-type movies because this Airboy story reminds me of a familiar story: the infected bites a healthy person, and that person turns into one of...them. So it is at Custer University, with studies of a deadly disease in monkeys by Airboy’s soon-to-be-married friend, Hal. When an infected barrel of monkeys gets out, they aren’t looking for bananas to bite into: they are spreading “malobia” to humans. In our computer era any word that begins with “mal” is a good hint that whatever infection it is, it’s bad.
The story is from Airboy Comics Volume 7, number 10. The Grand Comics Database credits script and art to Ernest Schroeder.