|The Living Vampire|
|Citizen of an unknown European nation with a criminal record in the United States.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Unknown nation in Europe|
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
|Blue - Now Red|
Biologically altered human transformed into a pseudo-vampire granting superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and limited flight.
Although driven by the same impulses to drink blood as a dead vampire, Morbius possesses none of their supernatural strengths or weaknesses.
Morbius' bite can transform others into pseudo-vampires such as his self, but the transformation can be reversed through an antidote. although the antidote can cure others it does not work on Morbius himself.
Adventures into Fear
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1
Midnight Sons Unlimited
Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1
|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #101 (Oct. 1971)|
|Roy Thomas & Gil Kane|
A Nobel Prize winning biochemist, Dr. Michael Morbius discovered that he was dying from a rare disease that was dissolving his blood cells. Working with a fellow scientist, Morbius unsuccessfully attempted to stop the progress of the disease by using fluids distilled from vampire bats. It wasn't until he attempted to stimulate the creation of more blood cells in his system via electric shock treatments that the chemicals from the vampire bats activated a transformation into a living vampire simply known as Morbius.