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Real Name: Wanda Warren

Identity/Class: Human vampire

Occupation: Wife;
    formerly actress

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Mr. Dunlap (director), unidentified actor, other actors

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Neville Cortman (husband)

Aliases: The Vampire's Bride

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Spellbound#7/2 (September, 1952)

Powers/Abilities: After being transformed into a vampire, Wanda Warren's skin and hair became green. The inferior canines grew and sharpened, rendering her unable to smile without hurting her lips. She probably could grow bat wings under her arms, which enabled her to fly. She had to drink human blood and acquired probably other standard vampiric powers and weakenesses.

History: (Spellbound#7/2 (fb)) - Wanda Warren was an actress and usually worked in vampire movies. 

    She was appreciated in the last movies, and was perfect in the part of the vampire's bride. Thirsty for fame, she claimed she would marry a real vampire, if it would make her famous.
    When they shot the final scene of  "The Vampire's Bride", Neville Cortman, a green-skinned vampire, with wings and long teeth appeared in the window and kidnapped Wanda, as the script said. The scene was perfect, and the director, Mr. Dunlap was greatly satisfied. Few moments after, the real actor appeared in the vampire costume, apologizing for his delay.

    Wanda disappeared, and the newspapers talked about her, mostly believing that all the matter was a fake, just a publicity stunt. She became famous but not in the way she thought. She had been kidnapped by a real vampire, had been vampirized and had become a real vampire's bride!

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer) and Dick Ayers (artist). 

The name of Neville Cortman was pointed out inside the Vampires Appendix in the Marvel Handbook Vampires: The Marvel Undead.

Profile by Spidermay.

Wanda Warren has no known connections to

Mr. Dunlap has no known connections to

Neville Cortman has no known connections to

Neville Cortman

    The powers of the vampire were not entirely revealed.
    He had wide batwings under the arms which enabled him to fly, even transporting a person for long distances. He had three fingers per hand and two claws per foot, and long inferior canines. His skin was green but also sometimes red, indicating that he probably could change its color and his own appearance.

    It is unclear how the vampire heard Wanda Warren speaking about her desire of becoming famous, but he kidnapped her at the right moment according to the script, and his appearance was identical to the vampire costume of the real actor.

    The vampire made Wanda a vampire and a bride too, and brought her to live many miles away in a cavern with modern comforts.



Mr. Dunlap

    Dunlap was the director of "The Vampire's Bride".

    He was very satisfied about the performance of his actors in the last scene of the movie and was really surprised to discover that the vampire was not the actual actor.

    His movie gave a lot of fame to Wanda Warren, and Wanda's vanishing gave even more publicity to the movie.




unidentified actor

    He was a normal human and an actor.

    In "The Vampire's Bride" he acted as the vampire, donning a green suit with wings and talons. For him it was very difficult to breathe inside the costume.

    He arrived late for shooting the last scene of the movie and found that somebody had already shot it.



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Spellbound#7/2, p2, pan3 (Wanda, main image, before becoming a vampire)
                            p3, pan8 (Wanda Warren, head shot)
                            p1, pan1 (Neville Cortman, vampire)

                            p3, pan5 (Mr. Dunlap)

                            p3, pan7 (unidentified actor)

Spellbound#7/2 (September, 1952) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Dick Ayers (pencils), Ernie Bache (inks)

First Posted: 10/24/2014
Last updated: 10/24/2014

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