Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #2

Writer: David Avallone Artist: Dave Acosta Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Nevermore! The Mistress of the Dark time-travels to 1838 Philadelphia for a black-cat-and-mouse game between America's greatest poet of horror and the scariest tyrant of medieval Europe. Elvira and Edgar Allen Poe face down a raven-ous foe, in the second chapter of ELVIRA: TIMESCREAM. From David Avallone (Bettie Page) and Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing), the amazing team who brought you DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE and TWILIGHT ZONE: THE SHADOW.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Sep 12, 2018

    The narrative fully embraces (pun intended) the concept that Elvira is far more than just a goth version of the male gaze, but a sex-positive figure who refuses to be just an object and happens to have an interest in the macabre. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 12, 2018

    I'm really looking forward to seeing what Avallone and Acosta come up with for the next issue. Hopefully Elvira will meet someone that actually knows a thing or two about how to fight vampires. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 12, 2018

    The second issue of the series sadly took a bit longer to get here than I would have liked but the property is one where they can mostly manage it in standalone issue form with connective tissue bringing it across. This one feels a bit more decompressed in a way since it's not doing the heavy lifting of the setup that the first one did so everything is spread out a bit more than before and it's a mild readjustment to get used to that. David Avallone continues to have a blast here bring Elvira to life as he captures her personality so well while Dave Acosta just breathes so much life into every panel that it's a delight to read several times by just looking at all the little details of each page. Very recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Heather Joy Sep 12, 2018

    With Halloween culture gaining popularity every year, it's the perfect season for “Elvira” to thrive. Now is the perfect opportunity jump in and join the horror hostess with the most-est on her adventures through time and space. The team behind “Mistress of the Dark” has concocted a masterpiece, and this is not something you want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Sep 11, 2018

    I thoroughly recommend you run out and pick up Elvira Mistress of the Dark issue #2 before they're gone! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2018

    Dave Acosta's art is amazing. I really enjoyed how the art complemented the story so well and Avallone was able to give Acosta some great action to draw, especially the carriage chase and the flaming whip. Consistently fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Hildebrand Sep 11, 2018

    Elvira, Mistress of the Dark #2 is a fun escape from the usual suspects of superhero books. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Sep 12, 2018

    The two Daves have given us another worthy female lead in this mistress of the dark. It's similar to Vampirella but not quite as serious. For those who love Vampirella but crave something more. this will fulfill your fantasies. If you're a big fan of Elvira, to begin with, this comic book won't disappoint you. If you've seen every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and still crave more, give this comic a shot, you can file them next to your Dark Horse collection. A fun comic worthy of its namesake. *** (8.3 rating) Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Sep 15, 2018

    A little less exposition and a little more action gives this issue some zing. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Sep 11, 2018

    Issue #2 continues the comedy with our favorite Mistress of Horror, but this time she finds herself with Edgar Allen Poe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    daddyT Sep 25, 2018

    I hate silly comic books. but.. this is Elvira! very well done :)

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 8.
    +1 because: the art was definitely above average.
    +1 because: some small pull.

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