The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: vampire CBR Scale: D

Name: vampires

Other Names: Children of Eternity; Children of Judas; Legion of the Damned; Mortuus Invitus; Vampz

Classification: villains villains   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: (DC) New Fun #6 (Oct. 1935): "The Vampire Master"; (Marvel) Marvel Mystery Comics #35 (Sep. 1942): "The Banquet of Blood"

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1,801

   Comic Book Appearances: 487

   TV, Film Appearances: 1,314

Calculating the number of films, TV movies and TV episodes which feature generic vampires as characters is probably impossible. Checking the Internet Movie Database ( on 11 January 2010, we found 1314 titles listed which have been annotated with the specific keyword "vampire." This doesn't even include films which have related keywords, such as "vampire cult", "female vampire", etc. Many of the hundreds of films associated with these more specific vampire-related keywords no doubt are among the 1314 titles which use simply "vampire" as a keyword. But not all are.

We are using this count of films which have "vampire" as a keyword in the as an estimate for "number appearances of generic vampires in films and TV episodes", but this is certainly a lower-bounds estimate. This number is no doubt an extreme undercount. Using this estimate serves primarily to boost vampires into the ranks of characters which have very large numbers of appearances. Generic vampires, or vampires taken as a generic group, almost certainly have more "appearances" in popular media than any single named character.

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This character is in the following 41 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Amazing Fantasy (vol. 2) #15 (Jan. 2006): "Case #714: Heavy on Action, Light on Plot"
Ash / 22 Brides
Black Panther
Captain America (vol. 1) #601 (Sep. 2009): "Red, White & Blue-Blood"
Dracula Lives!
Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #11 (Aug. 1953): "The Hidden Vampires"
Marvel Knights 4
Marvel Mystery Comics #35 (Sep. 1942): "The Banquet of Blood"
Marvel Team-Up (vol. 3) #8 (July 2005): "Master of the Ring: Part 2"
Menace #9 (Jan. 1954): "Blood Relation"
New Fun #6 (Oct. 1935): "The Vampire Master"
New Monthly Magazine (vol. 1) #63 (1 Apr. 1819): "The Vampyre"
Superman: The Man of Steel #42 (Mar. 1995): "Lock & Key!"
The Tomb of Dracula (vol. 1) #10 (July 1973): "His Name Is... Blade!"
The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #160 (Aug. 1982): "Chutes and Ladders!" (mentioned)
Vampire Academy
Vampire Tales
Vampirella / Painkiller Jane #1 (May 1998): "Miss Hemoglobin 1998"
Vampirella/Painkiller Jane Limited Preview Ash Can #1 (Jan. 1998): "Miss Hemoglobin"
Werewolf by Night (vol. 1) #19 (July 1974): "Vampires on the Moon!"
Writer's Block (2014) (mentioned)
X-Men Origins: Emma Frost #1 (July 2010): "Will & Love" (mentioned)

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