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First look at The Count in Arrow

January 17th, 2013 by Marc Comments



The first image of Seth Gabelas The Count in an upcoming episode of Arrow, has appeared in TV Guide.

His character is based on the DC character Count Vertigo, but in the series the name Vertigo will belong to a new drug that begins to make the rounds in Starling City.

“The fun thing about The Count is he’s actually a businessman,” said executive producer Marc Guggenheim. “He’s got a little bit of a sociopathic streak in him, for sure, but he sees himself as an entrepreneur, as creating not drugs, but art.

“He compares his drug to performing a social service and to a fine wine, so he has a very skewed view of what it is that he does. At the same time, we know that he’s not only sociopathic, but he’s very sadistic as well.”

Gabel will make his debut as The Count in two weeks in an episode titled ‘Vertigo’.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….