Elvira #3: Professor Geek’s Review

Earlier this year, Dynamite Comics released Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. I wasn’t prepared for this series to be quite so entertaining. As an Elvira fan, I expected writer Dave Avallone to mimic her playfully lewd and fun humor, which he does. And I expected artist Dave Acosta to render her in a sexy, quality style, which he does. I did not expect, however, to be drawn into the adventure as well. And I didn’t expect the story line to draw so heavily from the history and tropes of Gothic literature. From Mary Shelly in issue #1, Edgar Allan Poe in issue #2, and now Bram Stoker in issue #3, the series is a must read for fans of classic horror as well as devotees of the one and only Mistress of the Dark. See my review of issue #3 below, as well as links to my reviews of issues #1 and #2 if you missed them!

 

Michael Critzer

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