Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1

Writer: David Avallone Artist: Dave Acosta Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
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The Mistress of the Dark has become unstuck in time! Elvira crashes Mary Shelley's monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth. (No spoilers!) Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Doc Savage, Twilight Zone) and Dave Acosta (Doc Savage) bring you the thrills, chills and double-entendres in the first chapter of this four-issue miniseries!
Played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark has carved out a niche in popular American culture that is sure to endure for decades to come. Elvira's reign as 'Queen of Halloween' has now spann more

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - James L. Sarandis Jul 10, 2018

    Do you like Elvira? Do you like the campy humor, the harmless titillation, and the 4th wall breaking? I do and that's why I love this comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 4, 2018

    Elvira fans won't want to miss this title, which teases many more exciting encounters with horror icons. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 4, 2018

    A time-hopping Elvira that's going to meet a range of famous writers? Okay, fine. I'm in. Like, completely. I didn't go in with any expectations as I've learned to do that many years ago when trying new things and the discovery of the team involved made this utterly delightful. David Avallone should still be writing a Bettie Page book but the fact that he's writing this means I'm completely on board. Can I be 200% on board because of Dave Acosta's artwork as well? Well, I am, because it's just fantastic with with Andrew Covalt brings to it with the color design. Everything about this book is spot on and I can't help but to enthusiastically recommend it because it's just fun. FUN! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 3, 2018

    This is a great first issue, which sets the premise up well and ends on a cliffhanger that will have fans eating their shorts for an entire month. Dave Avallone as always brings some fantastic dialogue to his take on Elvira who is every bit as witty as his take on Battie Page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 9, 2018

    You know what to expect when Elvira is involved and this comic delivers on that fun in spades. It's a great blend of horror and comedy that's spooky and very self-aware. From the looks of things, Dracula is not the only horror icon the Mistress of the Dark is going to meet in this series and I can't wait to see what else writer David Avallone has in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Heather Joy Jul 4, 2018

    It is without a doubt that the right team has been chosen for this miniseries, and if the rest of them are as incredible as this first issue it will be talked about for years to come. It's official, Elvira is back and this title will leave us all, dying for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 27, 2018

    A really fun issue that does a great job of capturing the look and feel of the character of Elvira while also crafting an interesting story for her that allows her humor to come forth with fun writing and art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Hildebrand Jul 3, 2018

    A fun trip back in time with the iconic Elvira as she crosses paths with Mary Shelley. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jul 5, 2018

    "It came from the wine cellar!" "Who has the corkscrew?" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 8, 2018

    'Elvira: Mistress of the Dark' is a delightful time-traveling horror comic led by the pop culture queen. It's just a fun adventure that's driven by Avallone's dead-on depiction of Elvira. If you want a good time with a comic that will put a smile on your face and cross paths with literary horror giants, 'Elvira' will whisk you away from the horrors of real life.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Jul 5, 2018

    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark could have been a nothing comic, but instead the team pulls it off and makes something that people can, pardon the pun, sink their teeth into. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sophie Buijsen Jul 4, 2018

    I had a lot of fun reading this comic. It is different from the comics I usually enjoy with plenty to read between the lines (panels?). Elvira is none of that, and I am happy that it isn't. If you enjoy a good old-fashioned camp horror romp, this is the book for you! Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jul 16, 2018

    A good, albeit flawed, first issue that captures Elvira but cannot quite capture her humor or place her in anything but a mediocre plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jul 10, 2018

    Overall, this isnt a comic thats trying too hard to be something it isnt, like some other similar titles Ive seen of late (Dynamites recent Vampirella offering, for example). Its very self-aware and as long as you go into it knowing that its deliberately intending to be a B-movie horror-comedy then I think youll have a lot of fun. Based on this first issue, Im really hoping that we get more of these stories because I dont think Im going to be satisfied with just four issues. Read Full Review

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