[Cont. from X-Man #24] The night after Christmas, on the Empire State University campus, Morbius kills and feeds on a maintenance worker. The next morning, after Spider-Man observes the crime scene investigation, as Peter Parker, he meets with Mary Jane, who is with Jill Stacy, cousin of Gwen. MJ has been trying to arrange a talk among them to discuss the deaths of Gwen and Gwen's father. Ill at ease, Pete want to avoid this, but when Jill's father, Arthur, arrives and invites the group to dinner, Pete reluctantly agrees. Later, alone with Peter, MJ tells him she's aware of his discomfort, but she will join Jill and Arthur at dinner with or without him. As MJ walks off, Betty Brant appears, and Pete offers to buy her coffee. Before she gets into her concerns about Flash Thompson, Peter steps in to defuse an altercation caused by some Friends of Humanity toughs, riled by the recent assassination of Graydon Creed. Spotting Morbius, Pete ditches Betty and evades the thugs after a brief scuffle, then changes into Spider-Man just in time to confront Morbius, who has cornered ESU's Dr. Andrea Janson, a biologist. Despite the vampire's insistence that he seeks only Dr. Janson's aid, Spider-Man attacks. After exchanging blows, Morbius get the upper hand, sinking his fang's into the hero's throat. Spider-Man throws him off, but his thirst slaked, Morbius departs, leaving the Wall-Crawler weak from blood-loss. Later, back in civilian guise, Pete finally arrives at the cafe to meet MJ, Jill and Arthur, but collapses at the table.