Real Name: Jennifer Grünwald
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-1610)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Ben Urich
Enemies: Morbius, Spider-Man (Peter
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, USA
First Appearance: Ultimate Spider-Man I#95
Powers/Abilities: In her vampire form,
Jennifer had the ability to mesmerize a victim. Like other vampires,
she had fangs and craved blood for sustenance. Although strong and
fairly resilient, she was susceptible to a stake wound to the heart or
direct sunlight. Unlike a fellow vampire, however, she did not display
transformative powers. As a librarian, she had excellent cataloging
and was fluent in English,
French and Spanish.
Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
(Ultimate Spider-Man I#95 (fb) - BTS) - At 21 years of age, Jennifer worked in the foreign literature department of the New York
(Ultimate Spider-Man I#95 (fb)) - She was approached by a foreign vampire who mesmerized her and bit her neck in the alley. She later woke disoriented in her apartment and relayed what had happened to Daily Bugle reporter Ben Urich, even though she knew it sounded ridiculous.
(Ultimate Spider-Man I#95) - Ben Urich submitted
Jennifer's story to editor J. Jonah Jameson, who canned it. At the
Daily Bugle, Peter Parker read Urich's piece and believed it.
(Ultimate Spider-Man I#95 - BTS) - Jennifer was later
guided by a senior, more powerful vampire and her transformation into a
fanged vampire was complete.
Spider-Man I#95) - The next day, Urich returned to Jennifer's Brooklyn apartment to check facts, but she
mesmerized him, taking him inside the dark apartment and, seeking permission from the senior vampire, bit his neck.
Parker, having changed into Spider-Man, investigated Urich's
disappearance and went to Jennifer's place where he saw Morbius in the
midst of a battle between vampire vigilante Morbius and the two other vampires (Jennifer and the
wolf-transformed senior vampire).
(Ultimate Spider-Man I#96) - Morbius attacked the two
vampires with Spider-Man caught in the middle. In the ensuing chaos,
the senior vampire fled but the novice Jennifer was distracted by her
hunger, allowing Morbius to plunge a stake through her chest; her body
incinerated with a flash.
Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), John Dell & Jimmy Palmiotti (inks).
This character was named after long-time Marvel
Grünwald, who, coincidentally, was the collection editor for tpb
vol. 16 of Ultimate Spider-Man in which this story appears.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Jennifer Grünwald has no known connections to:
Ultimate Spider-Man I#95, p16, pan5 (main image)
Ultimate Spider-Man I#95, p9, pan5 (b&w headshot)
Ultimate Spider-Man I#96, p2-3, pan4 (baring vampire fangs)
Ultimate Spider-Man I#95 (July, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), John Dell & Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Ultimate Spider-Man I#96 (August, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), John Dell (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 09/06/17
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