Morlun vs. Morbius!

Heroes of the Spider-Verse will fight Morlun and an inter-dimensional Sinister Six with a helping hand from Morbius, the Living Vampire in the latest update of “Spider-Man Unlimited,” available now on iOS and Android!

The latest update includes new rarity-based collections and a revamped Spider-Tiers system. In addition to the bloodthirsty Morbius, meet the devastatingly strong Mattie Franklin in her battle costume from Spider-Woman #9!


  • CLASH OF VAMPIRES: Morlun, the Inheritor is no pushover, so fight this vampiric villian with a fanged friend of your own and add Morbius to your team of Spider-Verse heroes!
  • NEW RARITY-BASED COLLECTIONS: Collect and level up your characters to receive great new abilities.
  • REACH NEW SPIDEY TIERS: Unlock Ultimate Spidey Tiers by collecting and leveling up characters.
  • TITAN RARITY SPIDEYS: Electro-Proof Spider-Man, Bullet-Points Spider-Man,
  • Ends of the Earth Spider-Man, Big Time Spider-Man (Sonic), Battle-Damaged Spider-Man and Spider-Armor are now available in Titan Rarity!
  • COLLECT INFINITE CARD PIECES: Unlock Agent Venom in the Symbiote World event!
  • UI IMPROVEMENTS: Enjoy the long-awaited Inbox filter.


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The villainous doctor has a few tricks up his sleeves in 'Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6,' airing Sunday!

Spider-Man and Agent Venom take on Doctor Octopus and Morbius in a clip from “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6”! Check out the clip above and tune in to an all-new “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6” Sunday at 9:00 AM ET on Disney XD!

When Spider-Man and Agent Venom attempt to uncover Hydra’s latest plan, they uncover Doctor Octopus developed a diabolical “Carnage Bomb” to unleash the symbiote on anyone in its vicinity! Not only that, but the Web-Warriors also learn that Doc Ock recruited the Living Vampire himself, Morbius. Witness the menacing mutations by watching the clip above!

Watch a brand-new “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6” this Sunday at 9:00 AM ET on Disney XD! Stay tuned to for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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Morbius leads Elsa Bloodstone, Werewolf by Night, and more to save Monster Metropolis from a horrific virus!

Every day this month a new supernatural character or story from the Marvel Universe gets the spooky spotlight leading up to Halloween!

If one monster delights readers, how would a whole bunch of them living in their own Monster Metropolis tickle that scary bone? The four-issue LEGION OF MONSTERS limited series from 2011 and 2012 focuses on just that as the ghoulish group does their best to police the populace.

Written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Juan Doe, the series combines the existing squad—Morbius, Werewolf by Night, Manphibian and N’Kantu, the Living Mummy—with noted monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone as they try to figure out who’s making creatures go crazy with a brain-eating virus.

Thrust together, Elsa and the Legion begin a worldwide search for not only the person or thing behind the virus, but also a potential cure for it. While Morbius does the science thing at the lab, Bloodstone and Jack Russell visit some demons and Manphibian and N’Kantu ask Daimon Hellstrom for help. Neither attempt works as planned, but the truth soon comes to light: Morbius worked on this problem before—with Dracula! The Living Vampire’s revelations continue from there as he uncovers his role in the current outbreak.

Legion of Monsters (2011) #1

Legion of Monsters (2011) #1

  • Published: October 12, 2011
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: October 30, 2012
  • Writer: Kieron Gillen
  • Cover Artist: Juan Doe
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With just about every citizen of Monster Metropolis trying to break down the lab door, Morbius and Bloodstone must find a way to cure the members of the Legion before they can save their city. Luckily for them, the imprisoned Dimensional Man turns into a very useful tool in the process whether he likes it or not.

Smaller elements like the budding romantic relationship between Elsa and Jack or the way Manphibian and Mummy play out their new buddy cop roles make this series special. With those extra elements worked in, LEGION OF MONSTERS goes from a fun homage to the monster characters of the 1970’s to a great standalone adventure with these classic characters.

FRIGHT FACT: Monster slayer Elsa Bloodstone first appeared in the 2000 limited series  BLOODSTONE written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by Michael Lopez. The daughter of immortal monster hunter Ulysses Bloodstone, Elsa teamed with Dracula, Adam the Frankenstein Monster, and a vampire lawyer to take out Nosferatu. From there she starred in NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. and FEARLESS DEFENDERS.

Come back tomorrow for another Halloween Spooklight on THE MYSTIC HANDS OF DOCTOR STRANGE.

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Bloodsuckers seize the stage in the classic black and white horror magazine!

Every day this month a different supernatural character or story from the Marvel Universe gets the spooky spotlight leading up to Halloween!

Back in the early-to-mid 1970’s, black and white horror magazines became wildly popular. Marvel Comics got in on the action by way of the Curtis Magazines imprint and publications like VAMPIRE TALES.

The first issue launched in 1973 with a stellar list of talent all overseen by editor Roy Thomas. The issue includes essays by Chris Claremont about Montague Summers’ book “The Vampire: His Kith and Kin,” and Mark Evanier who wrote about the worst movie vamps. Gardner Fox, Steve Gerber, Ron Goulart, and Thomas wrote tales while artists Bernet, Bill Everett, Pablo Marcos, Winslow Mortimer, and Paul Reinman provided the petrifying pictures.

Gerber and Marcos kick the issue off with a Morbius story that finds the living vampire fighting the demon Nilrac after being tricked into a fake séance much to the chagrin of his new companion Carolyn.

The issue takes a Victorian turn with “The Vampyre” by Goulard, Thomas and Mortimer based on John Polidori’s story of the same name. This tale showcases Lord Ruthven, a kind of pre-vampire who wreaks havoc across Europe much to the chagrin of his traveling companion.

Vampire Tales (1973) #1

Vampire Tales (1973) #1

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Both “To Kill a Werewolf” and “Satan Can Wait” actually appeared in much earlier horror comics from the Atlas era of Marvel history. The former debuted in 1954’s MENACE #9, called “The Fangs of the Wolf,” while the latter first appeared in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #15 from the same year.

VAMPIRE TALES #1 acts as a great mix of horror comics from the 1950’s and 1970’s thanks to the combination of old and then-new stories all the while showcasing the artwork in stark black and white which brings out the eerie elements.

FRIGHT FACT: VAMPIRE TALES #1 marks Morbius’ fifth appearance ever. He debuted in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #101 and #102 before moving on to MARVEL TEAM-UP #3 and #4 where he throws down with the X-Men!

Come back tomorrow for another Halloween Spooklight on Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos!

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Celebrate Halloween with Marvel: Avengers Alliance Producer Justin Woods, as Blade and more enter the game!

As if Asgardian cults and mystic hammers don’t cause enough terror, there’s even more to fear in “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” as Halloween once again draws near.

For the third year running, “Avengers Alliance” celebrates the spookiest time of the year with a new Spec Op, this time featuring Marvel’s vampiric heroes and villains, plus plenty of new content for players to sink their teeth into. Producer Justin Woods gave us the bloodcurdling details! Let’s talk Halloween Spec Ops, Justin. This is not the first one you’ve done. These have become kind of a tradition.

Justin Woods: Certainly with the first year, back in 2012, that’s when we debuted Ghost Rider fighting against the demons of the Underworld in a nice story with Baron Mordo and Mephisto and Blackheart. We’ve introduced a lot of cool, supernatural characters over the years. So what is the theme for this year’s Halloween story?

Justin Woods: Vampires! Nice.

Justin Woods: I don’t know how else to elaborate other than that. Vampires are finally coming to “MAA.” People have been asking about them forever and now they’re on their way! So who, do I even need to ask who the big bad is here?

Justin Woods: Impossible Man [Laughs]. No, I’m just kidding. It’s Dracula. Of course.

Justin Woods: Modern looking Dracula. He’s got the red armor with the white hair and the white ponytail, a big sword—he’s awesome. He’s got a ton of different moves. We spent a lot of time on him to make him really, really cool. And I think that people are gonna really enjoy fighting against him. He’s gonna be really unique. I think we spent a lot of time and made the High Evolutionary really cool and really unique, and this guy puts him to shame.

Dracula in Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Dracula in Marvel: Avengers Alliance Oh wow. That’s big. So how does the structure work out? Is Dracula a group boss? Is he just the big boss? Give me some more details.

Justin Woods: So we’re going back to something that people really liked; if you remember back in Spec Op 16, that was the one with Apocalypse. And we had this Strike Team feature. And we’re going back to the Strike Team feature, where people can split up their teams and set them on different paths. The demons and the vampires are working together, so it’s Mephisto and Dracula working together to take over the mortal world. Meanwhile, you’ve got Blade running interference and you’ve got Morbius involved. And one thing that makes this Spec Op more unique is that there are two reward heroes. And I don’t mean a lock box; there’s not a lock box. There are two reward heroes that you can get from going through the quest chain. So you can actually earn both Blade—which people were suspecting—but surprise, you can also get Morbius! We’re trying to balance it so that people have an opportunity to go ahead and get both. They don’t have to pick one or the other. Are getting new henchmen characters as well?

Justin Woods: We refer to them as grunts internally, so in Spec Op 21, you saw the dinosaur grunts, and you’re now going to be able to see vampire grunts in Spec Op 22. And they’re going to be actually kind of familiar, because they’re made up of prisoners, Maggia, and other characters in the game that were turned into vampires. So they’re roped right directly back into the lore of “MAA,” specifically; here [are] all these types of dudes that you’re used to fighting, and now there’s vampire versions of them, and they look really cool. With Morbius and Blade out there, can we see the other mystic heroes like Ghost Rider, Hellstorm, Satana, Doctor Strange and Doctor Voodoo?

Morbius in Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Morbius in Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Justin Woods: Most all those guys will be definitely involved. And is there a lockbox in?

Justin Woods: Just two reward heroes—man, you’re getting greedy, Ben! You want two reward heroes and a lockbox? I’m just asking the hard questions for the fans. Not for me, for the fans.

Justin Woods: Maybe someday. [Laughs] Anything else you want to talk about for this Spec Op?

Justin Woods: I hope everybody goes out and enjoys it, because this one was really fun to make. And I think a nice little note is it was something that we had conceived back as our first Halloween Spec Op and we ended up doing Ghost Rider instead, because we wanted to be sure that we could put vampires in here, put Dracula in here, and at that point in time we didn’t have things like group bosses and strike teams, and all these other pieces that are going to make this such a unique experience. I’m glad we held off on it to really give Blade a chance to have a very special experience in the game.

Blade in Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Blade in Marvel: Avengers Alliance

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The Living Vampire takes on a six-armed Spider-Man in his frightful first appearance!

Every day this week a new supernatural character from the Marvel Universe gets the spooky spotlight leading up to Halloween!

Though super heroes take center stage in the Marvel Universe, the darker corners house some of the creepiest monsters around. Morbius the Living Vampire remains one of the more complicated ghouls of the bunch.

A scientist-turned-blood sucker, the character made his first appearance with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #101 in October of 1971 thanks to writer Roy Thompson and artist Gil Kane. Appropriately, the issue included a variety of classic horror references including a general mad scientist vibe and specific mentions of Frankenstein, Dracula and Alfred Hitchcock.

Morbius first popped up as a scared, strange looking man traveling on a ship suspected of killing the captain halfway through the issue. He avoided the angry mob until night set in along with his vampiric powers and then spent the entire eve quenching his thirst on every last one of them.

Feeling guilty, Morbius dove into the ocean and wound up sleeping through the day in Dr. Curt Connors’ house in the Hamptons. It just so happened that Spider-Man—sporting six arms thanks to a potion he took in issue #100 intended to cure him of his powers—had holed up in the same spot in an effort to cure himself.

As night fell, Morbius stumbled down the stairs, set eyes on the Wall Crawler and attacked, looking to satiate his monstrous hunger. Luckily for Spidey, Dr. Connors appeared just in time to save him from becoming a snack—but the stress of the situation turned him into The Lizard!

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #101

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #101

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The knock-down, drag-out fight continued into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #102 as the Web Head watched the two monsters—both out for his blood—fight fang and tail. After knocking out the Lizard, Morbius planned to drink his cold blood before Spider-Man finally stepped in. Instead of wasting the night fighting or explaining himself, Morbius flew off, searching for less combative sources of sustenance.

Back at the house, Connors discovered that the bite from Morbius contained a kind of enzyme that altered his transformation process, leaving his mind in the body of the Lizard. Thinking it might have a similar effect on Spidey’s limb situation they developed a serum and went hunting for Morbius—or more specifically, his blood.

While resting again, Morbius reflected on how he came to be a Living Vampire. A Nobel Prize-winning European scientist, Michael Morbius experimented on vampire bats in order to cure his blood disease while at sea with his assistant Nikos and girlfriend Martine. In classic monster movie fashion, the experiment went awry, turning the sick scientist into a modern vampire in the process. After killing Nikos, Morbius jumped ship before hurting the love of his life.

Morbius’ buffet ran into a brick wall when Spidey and Lizard showed up looking to stop his rampage and also get some of that precious enzyme. Connors took his first and quickly reverted back to his normal form, but Morbius escaped with the concoction in an attempt to cure himself. The Wall Crawler gave chase which lead them both towards the river. Thanks to a webbing mishap, Morbius fell in the water and Spidey had just enough for one last thwip. He aimed for the man, but got the serum instead. With Morbius seemingly lost to the sea, Connors administered the serum to the Web Head who returned to a more manageable number of appendages.

Not nearly as dead as advertised, Morbius went on to appear in the black and white magazine VAMPIRE TALES and star in ADVENTURES INTO FEAR from issues #20 through to that book’s completion with #31. He gained his first solo series, MORBIUS, in 1992 as part of the Ghost Rider-centric Midnight Sons group. That series ended in 1995, eventually followed by another in 2013 penned by Joe Keatinge.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #102

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #102

  • Published: November 10, 1971
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 06, 2011
  • Writer: Roy Thomas
  • Penciller: Gil Kane
  • Cover Artist: Gil Kane
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FRIGHT FACT: That classic costume that has become Morbius’ signature look with the high collar and low cut front actually served a purpose. During an electroshock experiment on the boat, it acted as an insulation suit between his skin and the larger suit worn on top!

Come back tomorrow for another Halloween Spooklight on Dracula!

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Check out the newest digital comics available from Marvel Unlimited!

Already plowed through the thousands of comics available in Marvel Unlimited? Fret not, Marvelites! We add new books into the collection every week to keep you up to your neck in digitized comics! Now, you can expect an array of new issues every Monday, along with a sneak peek of what’s to come the following week. Stay abreast of all Unlimited releases by checking out the Marvel Unlimited Calendar!

AVENGERS (2012) #18
CABLE & X-FORCE (2012) #13
DAREDEVIL (2011) #30
DEXTER (2013) #2
NEW AVENGERS (2012) #9
NOVA (2013) #7
VENOM (2011) #39
X-FACTOR (2005) #261
X-MEN (2013) #4
X-MEN LEGACY (2012) #15

Check out the full Marvel Unlimited library today!

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Check out the newest digital comics available from Marvel Unlimited!

Already plowed through the thousands of comics available in Marvel Unlimited? Fret not, Marvelites! We add new books into the collection every week to keep you up to your neck in digitized comics! Now, you can expect an array of new issues every Monday, along with a sneak peek of what’s to come the following week. Stay abreast of all Unlimited releases by checking out the Marvel Unlimited Calendar!

A+X (2012) #10
AVENGERS (2012) #16
CABLE & X-FORCE (2012) #11
FF (2012) #9
IRON MAN (2012) #13
NOVA (2013) #6
UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #8
WOLVERINE (2013) #6

Check out the full Marvel Unlimited library today!

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Check out the newest digital comics available in the Marvel Comics iPad and Android App!

Want more comics in the Marvel Comics App for iOS and Android? Your search is over! Check out these comics that just hit the Marvel Comics Appand keep coming back every week for new additions to the growing library! That’s right, we add new books every week to feed your need for super-heroic entertainment!Don’t have the Marvel Comics App? What are you waiting for?! Download it for iOS and Android! Here’s your official list of comic books hitting the Marvel Comics app today!

Digital Comics On-Sale This Week 

Also On Sale 
AVENGERS (1963) #141-144, #147-149
CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) #8-13
FANTASTIC FOUR (1997) #67-70, #500-502
INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #335, #338-339
NIGHT NURSE (1972) #1-4
UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #455-461

Collections On-Sale This Week  

The Marvel Comics App is available for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and all Android devices, and is available for free on iTunes and Google Play.

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