Studio:Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Screenwriters:Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama
Created in 1971 by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane in the first issue of Amazing Spider-Man not written by Stan Lee (#101), Dr. Michael Morbius was a scientist whose attempts to cure himself of a rare blood disease left him with all the traits of a vampire (super strength, bloodlust, fangs, hypnosis, etc). The character rode the ’70s horror boom and went on to be featured in Marvel titles such as 'Vampire Tales,' 'Adventure Into Fear' and eventually his own book titled "Morbius the Living Vampire" in 1992. The character fought Spider-Man several times, he also has an ongoing feud with Blade the Vampire Hunter in the comics.