I have a soft spot in my heart, (and a hard part somewhere else) for Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Queen of Halloween, Witch of My Dreams and Hostess with the Mostess. Most people think of Elvira as a great pair of boobs but she is more than that. She is smart and funny and a great pair of legs. Seriously, it is her humor that has carried her through the years when other pretty girl hosts have faded away.
It is that humor that also carries her comic books series, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark by Dynamite comics. In this limited series, Elvira is hosting her shoe when she opens the wrong trunk and ends up traveling through time to meet Mary Shelley on the famous weekend that inspired Shelley’s Frankenstein. Elvira and Mary team up to escape a terrible monster and it is the feminist horror creator team-up I never knew that I needed it. It was a lot of fun with plenty of smart humor, meta-references and of course, suggestive word play. It felt a lot like an unfilmed third movie in the Elvira franchise.
I am resentful that this is only a four issue mini series so I am urging to you to please buy all the copies so that will expand this into a monthly series.