Victor Vampire

Real Name

John Doe

First Appearance

Horrific #8 (Nov. 1953)

Original Publisher

Comic Media

Created by

Don Heck


John Doe and his wife, Jane, were in a lifeboat after their cruise ship sank. They saw a man drowning in the water and rescued him. The man's name was Lance Bloodman. Each of the three passengers on the lifeboat took shifts until they were rescued. Lance preferred the night shift. Unbeknownst to John and Jane, Lance was a vampire.

John awoke one night while Lance was in the act of sucking John's blood. Lance made a pact that he would only drink blood from John, leaving Jane pure from violation from the vampire.

When they were finally rescued, John expressed his intentions to turn Lance in to the police. Lance reminded John of the shame he would face if Jane and the police knew.

John couldn't keep from feeding with Jane's blood. For her protection, John left. He preyed on the dregs of humanity until he met a friend. That friend was the Teller, and John Doe became "Victor Vampire!"

Powers and Abilities

Victor has the abilities commonly attributed to vampires, including extending his life through drinking blood and shape-shifting. He is shown taking on the form of a bat.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Horrific #8-13
  • Terrific #14

See Also

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