Membership: Peter & Diane Staz
Purpose: Servants of Marie LaVeau
Affiliations: Marie LaVeau
Enemies: Bible John, Blade
Base of Operations: Presumably New Orleans, Louisiana
First Appearance: Blade the Vampire-Hunter I#9 (March, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: The Vampz were psychically connected vampire twins. They possessed the normal strengths, weaknesses and features of vampires including superhuman strength, the need to consume blood, the ability to turn into mist, fangs, claws, etc. Their psychic connection enabled them to think like one being which was very helpful in their fights. Their connection also gave them the annoying habit to end each others sentences.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter I#9 (fb) - BTS) - Marie LaVeau sent the Vampz to NYC to follow Blade and kill his ally Bible John because he was the marked Damascene and therefore a danger to her.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter I#9) - The Vampz followed Blade from the hospital to the Chiaroscuro and came through the floor to attack him. Blade tried to fight them off with daggers, but their psychic connection made them the perfect team. The brother beat up Blade while the sister went after Bible John. Blade escaped the brother's grip and tossed a dagger right through the heart of the sister. The brother called him a coward because Blade attacked the sister from behind and nearly broke Blade's jaw with a single jab. The brother saw that his sister could easily be resurrected by removing the Blade, but he first had to kill Bible John. Blade was on his feet again and broke the vampire's back with a tackle. He decided to mist away because healing the broken back would take too long, but his mistress Marie LaVeau telepathically ordered him to stay in the Chiaroscuro as her eyes and ears. Blade pulled him up and the vampire offered to turn Bible John, who was dying from a fever, into a vampire. In return Blade only had to remove the dagger to resurrect his sister, but Blade realized that the vampire could've misted away long ago and that he only wanted to get near Bible John. Blade killed the brother before he could do anything else.
Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh (writer), Douglas Wheatley (pencils), Steve Moncuse (inks).
In Blade III#12 a prophecy was fulfilled that brought back all vampires that ever died. This most likely included Vampz as well. We'll have to wait if they resurface.
Their real names were revealed in OHOTMU A-Z HC#12's Vampires profile.
Profile by Markus Raymond
Vampz have no known connections to
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Blade: Vampire Hunter I#9, p5, pan2 (main image)
p16, pan1 (male)
p9, pan2 (female)
Blade: Vampire Hunter I#9 (March, 1995) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Douglas T. Wheatley (pencils), Steve Moncuse (inks), Chris Cooper (editor)
Last updated: 01/15/06.
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