And here's our introduction to Gwendolyn. Actually a rather last-minute addition to the cast, but she fits well for a number of things I have in mind so I have plenty in mind for her.
I very much like the design Abe went with for her. Ordinarily the skin tone will be a bit more subtle, sort of like a body deprived of oxygen, but she's in something of a night-mode now. Likely the more default form for a vampire more detached from humanity like her.
Yeah, our first sighting of a vampire here. I'll get into more detail when it becomes relevant, but I should note that the fact that she functions differently from most other vampires you'll encounter in this comic while it makes sense - being from different worlds - might confuse people a bit.
And here are Abe's comments on the subject -
If you're feeling a whole Aztecan Tribal feel to this vampire lady then that's not accidental. When I was drawing her I kept getting random images of Dusk Til Dawn, Queen of the Damned, and Coming to America flashing into my head. It's basically a Metal motif with a black bikini underneath. And of course who could forget the classic cape? Poor Nine Eyes who seems to getting a major headache from the whole ordeal. Maybe it's more related to the fact that just a few minutes ago he was hurling his particles into space and being brought back together is a rather taxing ordeal. One thing I'll admit about the vampire lady, she sure doesn't know how to make a Wick Witch type entrance.
Funny bit of trivia on the Wicked Witch's entrances and exits- one of her firey exits left the actress caught in the trap door and caused her to catch fire. Was thankfully rescued by a stagehand.
But yeah, very metal design on her. Love the flaming bats that come out of the fire, excellent touch.