Sneak Peek new images and preview clip from the CW's 12th "Arrow" episode "Vertigo", airing January 30, 2013, featuring the villain 'The Count' (Seth Gabel) :
"...'Thea' is in trouble with the police after she gets caught using a drug called 'Vertigo', while 'Oliver' thinks the only way to keep her out of jail is to find the dealer, a man who goes by the name of 'The Count' . Oliver turns to 'McKenna Hall', (Janina Gavankar), an old flame now a vice cop, for help. Meanwhile, 'Laurel' steps in to defend Thea, and 'Felicity' gives Oliver some disturbing news about 'Moira'..."
The character 'Count Werner Vertigo' debuted in DC's "World's Finest Comics" #251 (July 1978).
The Count was the the last descendant of the royal family that ruled the small eastern European country of 'Vlatava' , eventually taken over by the Soviets and ravaged by the 'Spectre'.
"...'Count Vertigo' first appeared in 'Star City', attempting to steal the jewels his parents had sold when they escaped to England after the war.
"The victim of a hereditary inner ear defect that affected his balance, Vertigo had a small electronic device implanted in his right temple that compensated this problem. Tinkering with the device, Vertigo was able to affect other people’s balance, and distorting their perceptions with the dizzying effects of 'vertigo'.
"Donning a costume and taking the name 'Count Vertigo', he embarked on a life of crime, bringing him into conflict with both 'Green Arrow' and 'Black Canary'..."
"Arrow" stars Stephen Amell as 'Oliver Queen', Colin Donnell as 'Tommy', Willa Holland as 'Thea Queen', Susanna Thompson as 'Moira Queen' and Paul Blackthorne as 'Detective Quentin Lance'.
From Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, the CW series 'reinvents' the DC hero, following his being marooned for five years on a remote island, then returning home with a mysterious agenda and lethal set of skills he uses in a vigilante war on crime.
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