Did you all pick up Morbius #1? Anyone notice the new gal at the end (for those that actually read the books)? I recalled seeing this mentioned in some of the other spec sites and then stumbled upon the confirmation of this new character as it was unknown if she was entirely new or a regurgitated character.
According to the artist on the title, who happens to be selling the original artwork for issue #1 at comiconart.com, news broke yesterday that this new gal was named Elizabeth Van Helsing and she was a brand new character, a potential ongoing future character that plays a major role in the Marvel Universe going forward according to the artist.
The above picture was taken before the change (courtesy of killerspec.com where I read the news first).
Now if you hit up the site where the original art is being sold, it went from that as the description to just ELIZABETH! without the Van Helsing.
I also noticed the price dropped from $1200 to $900.
Now we ponder the name change? They dropped the Van Helsing, perhaps since there was another Elizabeth Van Helsing that was married to Abraham Van Helsing? You know, two people could have the same name but perhaps they didn’t want to reveal too many details yet until the next issue? Maybe they’re gonna give her a new last name?
We should keep a close eye and it might not be a bad idea to grab an extra copy of this if the artist is right, if this new gal takes a bigger role in the Marvel Universe. It’s more a cameo role in the first issue so perhaps Morbius #2 might be the issue that ends up being the winner if she does take off tomorrow, a month from now, a year or decade!!