Real Name: Eveline O'Reilly-van Helsing
Identity/Class: Human (late 19th century, before World War II presumably to pre-modern era)
Occupation: Adventurer, monster hunter
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Dracula (Vlad Tepes Dracula)
Enemies: Russoff Trio (Jerome Russoff, Renfield Russoff, Stefan Russoff)
Known Relatives: Unidentified daughter, Mr. O'Reilly (late husband, deceased), Abraham van Helsing (father, deceased), unidentified brother (deceased), Boris van Helsing (uncle, deceased), unidentified cousin (deceased), Rachel van Helsing (cousin, deceased), Jeremiah van Helsing, August van Helsing (distant relatives, deceased), Noah van Helsing (adopted into the family, deceased), Rachel "Rache" van Helsing, Mr. van Helsing (ancestors)
Base of Operations: A mansion somewhere in presumably Europe
First Appearance: Bizarre Adventures II#1 (December, 2019)
Powers/Abilities: Eveline was a skilled vampire-hunter, having learned the skills from her famous family. Eveline wielded a sword and a gun.
Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
(Bizarre Adventures II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Eveline, daughter of famed vampire-hunter Abraham van Helsing learned of those who would stalk the night from an early age.
(Bizarre Adventures II#1/3 - BTS) - Eveline married O'Reilly.
(Bizarre Adventures II#1/3 - BTS) - In a tragic event O'Reilly died, thus becoming a widow.
(Bizarre Adventures II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Eveline would regularly go out at night hunting for vampires, werewolves and other ghastly creatures.
(Bizarre Adventures II#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Just before the second World War, Eveline learned the famous Russoff Trio were in fact werewolves and was determined to destroy the beasts.
(Bizarre Adventures II#1/3 (fb) ) - Eveline visited the Radium Girl Lounge where the Russoff Trio was set to perform. While making herself familiar with her surroundings she caught the eye of none other than Dracula who was infatuated by her beauty. Introducing himself as Count Orlok, the two made their acquaintance. After making some small talk on the club's balcony Eveline revealed she knew who he was and revealed her maiden-name: van Helsing. Shocked and fearful she would attack him, Eveline merely smirked she'd come to hunt werewolves.
Just then the Russoff Trio transformed into their true forms, ready to attacked the club's guests. Joined together Eveline and Dracula fought the threesome, it quickly became clear Eveline didn't need the assistance as she easily bested the creatures. In awe of the girl, Dracula watched as she ran away, leaving behind a white rose.
(Bizarre Adventures II#1/3 - BTS) - Years passed as Eveline grew old she was taken care of by her daughter who was her spitting image.
(Bizarre Adventures II#1/3) - Then when Eveline lay on her deathbed Dracula visited one last time, peeking through the window and left her a white rose in the window.
Comments: Created by Becky Cloonan (writer, art), Michael Conrad (writer).
This was such a sweet and fun story, one can't help but wonder if Eveline had any other adventures alongside Dracula.
Eveline's timeline isn't really that clear: It's well possible that Eveline and her husband fought those creatures of the night together which would've resulted in his tragic death. Who knows, perhaps even at the hands of the Russoff Trio. Another thing I'm unsure about is if Eveline's daughter comes from her marriage to O'Reilly, one would think that if he'd already died before the war their daughter should've been an elderly woman herself when Eveline passed away. Personally I'd like to think the daughter is from a later marriage.
It's been unrevealed if Eveline is the daughter of Elizabeth van Helsing or Abraham's second wife.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Eveline O'Reilly has no known connections to
Eveline's daughter who was her spitting image. She took care of her elderly mother until she passed away.
--Bizarre Adventures II#1/3
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Bizarre Adventures II#1, p26, pan3 (main image)
Bizarre Adventures II#1, p26, pan5 (alongside Dracula)
Bizarre Adventures II#1, p30, pan1 (on her deathbed)
Bizarre Adventures II#1, p22, pan4 (O'Reilly's daughter)
Bizarre Adventures II#1/3 (December, 2019) - Becky Cloonan (writer, art), Michael Conrad (writer), Jake Thomas (editor)
First Posted: 03/08/2020
Last Updated: 03/08/2020
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