Nick Name
The Living Vampire
Civilian ID
Michael Morbius
Legal Status
Citizen of an unknown European nation with a criminal record in the United States.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Unknown nation in Europe
Group Affiliation

Legion of Monsters

Base of Operations
New York, New York
5' 10"
170 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue - Now Red
Hair Color
Known Powers

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.

Common Enemies

Spider-Man I

Vic Slaughter

Regularly Appearing

Adventures into Fear

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1

Midnight Sons Unlimited


Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1

First Appearance
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.