The team waited in a cemetery for their S.H.I.E.L.D. contact but are attacked an army of shadow vampires working for Dracula himself. They are helped by Blade who is revealed to be the S.H.I.E.L.D. contact. He vows to deliver an ancient, powerful magical relic into the hands of Director Nick Fury at any cost. Dracula plans to obtain the pieces of the Tekhamentep's Ankh and join them together so that he can't be harmed by vampire weaknesses. Dracula arrives at the Museum of Natural History after Spider-Man removes the Tekamentep's Ankh from it's cloaking shield. He engages Blade and Spider-Man's team in battle where Nova's supernova maneuver attack didn't work. He even tried to bite Power Man only to discover his invulnerability which resulted in Dracula using his mind-control on Power Man to control him into attacking Blade and the rest of Blade's team. Then Dracula mind-controls the rest of Spider-Man's team which doesn't work on Spider-Man since he had reflective lens in his mask. Seeing as they are in the Herbarium, Spider-Man activates the UV lights which harm Dracula until the Spider-Man's mesmerized teammates got Dracula away from the museum. Spider-Man returns to the Tricarrier to meet with Nick Fury, who introduces him to his new team the Howling Commandos, which consists of Werewolf by Night, N'Kantu the Living Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster
After being introduced to the new team they are interrupted by Dracula along with Spider-Man's mesmerized team when they arrive on the Helicarrier to get Tekamentep's Ankh. Spider-Man tries to fight Dracula when he tries to grab the Ankh as Spider-Man is assisted by Frankenstein's Monster. Dracula succeeds in making off with Tekamentep's Ankh as Werewolf by Night states that Dracula will activate Tekamentep's Ankh at sunrise. Peter still in costume and the commandos go to Aunt May's house to check if she is alright, setting up vampires traps and N'Kantu casts some protection spells. Using the Monster Truck, Spider-Man, Blade, and the Howling Commandos head to Transylvania to confront Dracula. Spider-Man, Blade, and the Howling Commandos enter Dracula's castle where Dracula unleashes his minions on them. They release the Man-Thing who takes out all the shadow vampires at in one go. When they confront Dracula, the Howling Commandos fight to keep Dracula from activating the Ankh while Spider-Man frees his team. As Dracula prepares to join the pieces of Tekamentep's Ankh, Spider-Man snatches the Ankh out of Dracula's hands with the help of Frankenstein's Monster as the sun rises. This causes Dracula to retreat, N'Kantu took Tekamentep's Anhk for himself which he uses to restore his body and teleport to Manhattan in giant size to deal with Nick Fury (who N'Kantu claimed to have the Howling Commandos as part of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s "collection of freaks") where N'Kantu engages the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. With help from a giant-sized Man-Thing, Spider-Man uses Blade's sword to cut Tekamentep's Anhk from around N'Kantu's neck which regresses N'Kantu back to his mummy form. Spider-Man thanks Blade and the Howling Commandos for their help and tells the team the only thing they are missing is an invisible Man, but at that moment his pants are pulled down to revealed Max, the "Invisible Man" who had been guarding Aunt May's house.
Blade is a stand-off individual and arrogant individual. Blade thinks of Spider-Man's team as a bunch of rookies and he thought lowly of his old team, The Howling Commandos. He works alone, but he can be willing to team up if the situation is dire. Blade has a personal vendetta against Dracula.
Powers and Abilities
- Vampiric-Human Physiology: Blade has all of a vampire's strengths and none of the weaknesses except for blood-thirst, however blade has a far greater endurance for blood than even Dracula himself. If he drinks blood he can accelerate his usual healing abilities & increase his strength & speed, when faced with an immediate threat and too badly injured to confront it on his own.
- Superhuman Strength: He has strength that equals that of normal vampires. Through rigorous training, he has further enhanced his strength. He was able to go toe-to-toe with Luke Cage's own advanced strength.
- Superhuman Speed: He has the speed of typical vampires. Through rigorous training he has further enhanced his speed & reflexes. He easily reacted to White Tigers attacks.
- Superhuman Senses: He has superhuman senses which are further honed through rigorous training. He was able to detect Dracua through his hallucinations & illusions. This makes sneaking up on his impossible, unless you are completely silent & odorless.
- Superhuman Stamina: He has virtually limitless stamina & can never tire from excessive physical exertion.
- Cellular Regeneration: He also immortal because he has a highly developed healing factor that allows him to immediately regenerate, before he dies from his wounds. He can even regenerate limbs within an hour or less. He showed no signs of injury upon being brutally assaulted by Power-man, Nova, White Tiger & Iron Fist. He is completely immune to aging, intoxications, hypnotism & infections.
- Immunity: He is completely immune to sunlight, silver, garlic & wooden stakes. However, h has the vampire's blood-thirst, but it is not as advanced as a norma Vampire's blood-thirst. Through rigorous training & an iron willpower, he was able to greatly reduce his blood-thirst & has complete control over his blood-thirst even when near a bleeding human being.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: He is a master of martial arts, practices meditation often. he also mastered may forms of swordsmanship & marksmanship.
- High Intelligence: He can speak various languages and to a degree, the vampire language. He has a great deal of knowledge about hunting vampires. He also has a highly strategic / tactical mind.
- Silver Katanas
- UV Rounds
- Silver Rounds
- Silver Spikes
- UV glaives
- UV flash-bombs