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Elvira’s Next Tome of Classic Tales

They say the best things in life come in pairs… That’s why Dynamite Entertainment has dug up more classic Elvira comic book stories for a brand new second volume of murder, mayhem, and monkey business following up from the bestselling first volume. Fans can reserve their copy right now on Indiegogo!

It’s everyone’s lucky day because the fiends at Dynamite are digging up the grave of these lost adventures and delivering them to Elvira’s fans with the beautiful Elvira Mistress of the Dark “The Classic Years” Omnibus Volume 2! This awesome tome of darkness is packed with Elvira awesomeness and is available in softcover, a deluxe hardcover, and an ultimate darkness edition signed by Elvira Mistress of the Dark herself!

This is the second volume reprinting the highly sought-after tales originally published by Claypool Comics. In these beloved adventures, Elvira must contend with vampires, werewolves, mummies, gorillas, politicians, and worst of all…telemarketers! Ahhhhhhh! Spooky! The book covers 25+ issues, rounding out to a massive 600-page tome.

And no need to fret, for anyone who missed out on the first volume’s Indiegogo or hasn’t gotten to grabbing a copy yet, they are being offered as add-ons in this campaign as well. That way all fans can catch up and not get left behind as this hotly anticipated reprint series continues.

The horrifying artists and creepy writers of Elvira Classic Years Volume 1 were a regular who’s who of classic comics. This new batch of monsters is even more frightening! Contributors include Dave Cockrum, Jim Mooney, Neil Vokes, Tom Simonton, Louis LaChance, Frank Strom, Richard Howell, Lou Mougin, David Day, Dan Day, Bruce Patterson, James Fry, Anna-Maria Cool, John Heebink, Peter Sanderson, Yvonne Mojica, Tom Smith, Al Vey, and so many more!

And of course there are some amazing add-ons you can grab including the aforementioned signatures, digital copies, photo covers of previous Elvira comics, a four pack of Elvira metal variants, CGC graded exclusives, and more. As the support and pledges roll in, fans can also stay tuned for some possible fun stretch goals that will only be available through this campaign. Fans of Elvira and anyone looking for fun nostalgic comics should pass go and run right to Indiegogo to reserve their copy. Copies will be shipped to fans by Halloween!

Preview: Elvira: The Classic Years Omnibus HC

Elvira: The Classic Years Omnibus HC

writer: Kurt Busiek, Richard Howell, Frank Strom, Paul Dini, Jo Duffy
artist: Tom Simonton, John Heebink, Dave Cockrum, Fred Hembeck
cover: Stunning Photo Cover Featuring Elvira herself!
FC | 616 pages | Horror, Comedy | $49.99 | Teen+

The Elvira Mistress of the Dark Classic Years Omnibus is the first volume reprinting the highly sought-after tales originally published by Claypool Comics. With this deluxe volume, fans can turn back the clock to 1993. Bill Clinton was president, Jurassic Park ruled the box office, and just like today, Elvira was her legendary horror host self.

In these beloved adventures Elvira must contend with teen werewolves, killer clowns, aliens, a high school reunion, pro wrestling, and more! Plus, special Halloween, Christmas, and Easter stories.

The book covers 26 issues, rounding out to a massive 600-page tome and Dynamite is sneaking in extra bonuses amounting to .666 of an issue. That’s right gals and ghouls, 26.666 comics in one massive book! Spooky!

A bountiful bevy of talented creators contributed to these adventures. Known for his love of the macabre and the flirty, Paul Dini of Batman fame lent his hand. While this first volume also compiles all of the plentiful pages written by Kurt Busiek (Avengers, Astro City). Claypool head honcho Richard Howell (Vision & the Scarlet Witch) and Frank Strom also contributed writing. While on the art side, Tom Simonton is beloved by Elvira fans for his early contributions to the series, as well as John Heebink. X-Men fans will thrill to the lines of Dave Cockrum on stories, and Dynamite’s Vampirella fans will love to see Louis LaChance. Other stars inside include Dan Spiegle, Fred Hembeck, and Neil Vokes.

Collecting ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1993) #1-26 and material from #27.

Elvira: The Classic Years Omnibus