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Preview: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Vol. 1 TP

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Vol. 1 TP

Writer: David Avallone
Artist: Dave Acosta
Cover: Joseph Michael Linsner
104 pages | $17.99 | Teen+

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 spanned thirty-five years and includes two nationally syndicated television series, two feature films (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira’s Haunted Hills), an IMAX movie and two motion control rides. She has appeared in National ad campaigns for Pepsi and Coors, recorded five music CDs, written four books and licensed over Four Hundred products including pinball machines, action figures, guitars, three comic book series, a beer, wine, soda pop, perfume, slot machines and the best-selling female costume of all time.

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Vol. 1 TP

Preview: Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #8

Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #8

writer: David Avallone
artist: Dave Acosta
covers: Joe Jusko (A), Craig Cermak (B), John Royle (C), Photo (D-Sub)
Craig Cermak (RI-Virg), John Royle (RI-B/W), Joe Jusko (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Elvira’s comes face to face with Satan himself, as her odyssey through the underworld reaches its thrilling and ridiculous conclusion. Will she escape the ninth circle of Hell, or end up the Horror Hostess of the Damned for all Eternity? David Avallone (Bettie Page) and Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing) bring you the hottest lady in Hades, in the next thrilling issue of ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK.

Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #8

Preview: Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #7

Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #7

(W) David Avallone
(A) Dave Acosta
(CA) Lucio Parillo
$3.99

The Hellish hijinks continue, as Elvira and Faust go deeper and deeper into the Underworld. Will they escape judgment, or does the Lord of the Flies have something special waiting for them? It’s Dante’s Inferno with sex appeal and dirty jokes, in the next exciting issue of ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK, brought to you by David Avallone (Bettie Page) and Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing), the team who brought you Doc Savage: Ring of Fire and Twilight Zone: The Shadow, which maybe you would have read if Elvira had been in them.

Preview: Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #6

Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #6

Writer: David Avallone
artist: Dave Acosta
Covers: Joseph Michael Linsner (A), Craig Cermak (B), John Royale (C)
32 Pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Elvira is riding that Escalator of the Damned all the way down…and she’s going to have some words with the Manager. He just wants her to Mephistopholeave him alone. Thrills, chills and more high class puns like that one, as Bettie and Faust go shopping in the Mall of Souls. This month’s exciting episode of I Love Luci-fer is brought to you by David Avallone (Bettie Page) and Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing), the team who brought you Doc Savage: Ring of Fire and Twilight Zone: The Shadow, which were totally great but clearly needed more cleavage on the covers.

Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #6

Preview: The Shape Of Elvira #3

The Shape Of Elvira #3

writer: David Avallone
artist: Fran Strukan
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), J. Bone (B), Dave Acosta (C), Photo Cover (D)
Francesco Francavilla (RI-Virgin), J. Bone (RI-Virgin), Dave Acosta (RI-B/W), Photo Cover (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

It came from Hollywood! Elvira has discovered her co-star’s monstrous secret, and she’s not the only one. Things get out of hand on the set of “The Heart is a Black Lagoon,” as murder, mystery and interspecies romance all come to a boil in the penultimate issue of THE SHAPE OF ELVIRA!

The Shape Of Elvira #3

Preview: Elvira #5

Elvira #5

writer: David Avallone
artist: Dave Acosta
covers: Joseph Michael Linsner (A), Craig Cermak (B), Robert Hack (C), Photo Cover (D-Sub)
Craig Cermak (RI-Virg), Robert Hack (RI-Virg), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Elvira’s temporal adventures land her in hot water – so hot — one more time, and it may be the last. Her new nemesis sends her to the worst place in the universe, and we’re not talking about Encino! See it all go to Hell in the fifth exciting chapter of ELVIRA: TIMESCREAM, brought to you in Elvirascope (no special glasses required) by artist Dave Acosta (TWELVE DEVILS DANCING) and written in Elviravision by David Avallone (BETTIE PAGE), the team who brought you DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE and TWILIGHT ZONE: THE SHADOW.

Elvira #5

Preview: Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #2

Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #2

writer: David Avallone
artist: Fran Strukan
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), J. Bone (B), Dave Acosta (C), Photo Cover (D)
Francesco Francavilla (RI-Virgin), J. Bone (RI-Virgin), Dave Acosta (RI-B/W), Photo Cover (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

It came from Hollywood! Elvira has discovered her co-star’s monstrous secret, and she’s not the only one. Things get out of hand on the set of “The Heart is a Black Lagoon,” as murder, mystery and interspecies romance all come to a boil in the penultimate issue of THE SHAPE OF ELVIRA!

Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #2

Preview: Shape of Elvira #1

Shape of Elvira #1

writer: David Avallone
artist: Fran Strukan
covers: Francesco Francavilla (A), J. Bone (B), Kyle Strahm (C), Dave Acosta (D), Photo Cover (E),
Francesco Francavilla (RI-Virgin), Kyle Strahm (RI-B/W), J. Bone (RI-Virgin), Dave Acosta (RI-B/W), Photo Cover (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Comedy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

The Mistress of the Dark lands the leading role in a touching art film about human/gill monster romance, but there’s something decidedly fishy about her costar. Is there an Oscar™ in her future, or is director Billy Bullworth interesting in spawning something more than an Academy Award-winning movie? Dive into the first issue of this special four-part miniseries, by David Avallone (ELVIRA, BETTIE PAGE).

Shape of Elvira #1

Preview: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #4

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #4

writer: David Avallone
artist: Dave Acosta
covers: Joseph Michael Linsner (A), Craig Cermak (B), Robert Hack (C), Photo Cover (D-Sub)
Craig Cermak, (RI-Virg), Robert Hack (RI-Virg), Joseph Michael Linsner (RI-Virg)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Elvira’s trip through time finally gets her back home, to Los Angeles…but eighty years too early! The Mistress of the Dark lands on the set of a horror movie classic, pursued by real — not reel — ancient evil! Would you sell your soul for riches and fame?

Faust things Faust!

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #4

Review: Twelve Devils Dancing Vol. 1

Twelve Devils Dancing

There is something so alluring to crime procedural dramas, that despite the gruesome details, you still want to see it to the end. This why Law & Order lasted so many years and why its offshoots have prospered. It also has generated an industry which has become fixated with its real-life true crime. Humanity’s obsession with the darker recesses of our minds is both peculiar and enthralling.

This is why the show The Following. was so magnetic. There was the strong performances of Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy and their undeniable chemistry. The show revolved around a recently escaped serial killer who creates a community to carry out random killings while toying with the retired special agent who put him in jail in the first place. The show does what good horror stories do make you uncomfortable while keeping you glued to the television. In Action Labs: Danger Zone‘s brilliant Twelve Devils Dancingwe get one such story where an FBI agent must correct his past mistakes.

We meet Callum Cooper, an FBI agent who has gotten a diagnosis that he is dying of a fatal disease one that derails his career permanently. Of course, this news doesn’t come at the perfect time as he has been chasing a serial murderer known as the Crypto Killer. The killer has started to leave “presents” for Callum’s attention which also draws in an innocent bystander Aisha Miller, a college student who is trying to escape her demons but decides to help.

Overall, the comic series is a penetrating thriller that will make the reader unsettled. The story by Erica Schultz is chilling, discerning, and well developed. The art by Dave Acosta, Andrew Covalt, and Kelly Williams is gorgeous. Altogether, a crime procedural that belongs in the great canon of murder mysteries.

Story: Erica Schultz
Art: Dave Acosta, Andrew Covalt, and Kelly Williams
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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