'Arrow' Gets "Vertigo" Fighting The Count in Spoilery New CW Photos

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Okay, so 'Arrow's 2013 premiere episode "Burned" didn't stoke the fires as much as we'd hoped, but The CW's vigilante series still has some serious geek credit to burn in the coming weeks, introducing a wealth of DC characters into the freshman archer drama. Most buzzworth is that of 'Fringe' star Seth Gabel's turn as DC villain "The Count" in January 30 episode "Vertigo," so what can we expect based on The CW's new batch of photos? Has Oliver Queen found his footing for his greatest challenge yet?

Now that 'Arrow' has officially returned to Wednesday nights, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) can get back to doing what he does best, taking down the thugs of Starling City with his wits and and arrows. Following next week's "Trust But Verify," January 30 episode "Vertigo" will see Oliver taking on his greatest challenge yet, as mysterious new villain The Count (Seth Gabel) corrupts Starling City (and Oliver's sister Thea) with his new "Vertigo" drug.

The CW has released the full set of photos from the outing, which feature Gabel's "The Count" seeming every bit as unhinged as his Joker-comparisons would lead us to believe. Oliver doesn't seen to have his trusty bow in the photos, so how will he be able to take down a villain that perverts Oliver's greatest strength?

Of course, Vertigo isn't the only DC character Oliver will face down in the coming weeks, as upcoming episodes will also feature the likes of returning Jessica De Gouw’s Huntress, ‘Battlestar Galactica‘s James Callis as The Dodger, ‘Teen Wolf’ star Colton Haynes as Roy Harper, and ‘Spartacus‘ lead Manu Bennett taking over the role of Slade Wilson / Deathstroke.

Take a look at the full set of photos from January 30 'Arrow' episode "Vertigo," and give us your predictions in the comments!

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