COMIC TITLE: Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #1 (2018)
Dave Acosta– Artist
July 4, 2018
If you grew up in the 1980’s and you were a fan of horror movies then you definitely had a crush on the one and only Cassandra Peterson a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark. Elvira was a Horror TV hostess that hosted horror double features on TV as well as having her own film Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark which was released in 1988. She is a legend of the screen whether small or large and I thought it was the coolest thing ever when I found out that Dynamite Entertainment was coming out with a comic book for her in Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark. I was curious enough to pick up the first issue which was written by David Avallone (Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire) and illustrated by Dave Acosta (Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood). In the first issue, it’s just a normal day for Elvira as she is shooting a new scene for what could be her show or a new film when Dracula’s fangs fall out causing a break in production. When Elvira gets back to he trailer, something is off and she gets sucked into the coffin. Much to her dismay, when she gets out of the coffin, she is far from home and hanging out with the great Mary Shelley in a fight for their lives.
Who knew that even in the comics, Elvira was still a babe. Am I weird for saying that? I’m not sure, but one thing I am for certain about is that I absolutely loved this comic book. The comic book was a ton of fun to read and it was enjoyable with every turn of the page. Listen, we all know that Elvira grew up loving all of the classics of horror much like we all did and what makes this comic fun is that it looks like she is visiting all of her heroes. Now what horror and comic book fan doesn’t want to go on this adventure with everyone’s favorite horror queen? The writing in this comic book is fantastic as they really captured the essence of how Elvira acts and speaks making it seem really authentic. You feel as though you are there in spirit with her and it also helps that one point she breaks the fourth wall and she does it with style. The artwork is absolutely fantastic and Elvira if you read this the cover you see in the above paragraph is the one I chose. As I said, the artwork is great and that is a very important selling point for me along with the writing because you feel like you are really looking at Elvira, but in comic book form. Do yourselves a favor and check out the comic because things are about to get even more interesting. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+