New Elvira Comic Book Series Set To Hit Stores in July

If you’re an Elvira fan, the month of July is looking pretty good.  Earlier this week Midsummer Scream announced the Mistress of the Dark would be on hand to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Halloween queen’s feature film Elvira Mistress of the Dark and now Dynamite Entertainment has announced that the first line of Elvira comics is set to hit stores this July.  The comics are part of a larger partnership announced last year between Elvira and Dynamite Entertainment that would create a wide variety of product categories including comic books, trading cards, posters, lithographs, card games, and board games.

The new four-issue comic mini-series from writer David Avallone and artist Dave Acosta will find the Mistress of the Dark unstuck in time as she crashes Mary Shelley’s monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Dynamite! I’ve been working hand in hand with them over the past year to put together the best comic series possible. Elvira’s new dark adventures continue starting this July!” States The Mistress of the Dark Herself – Elvira!

“I really want to capture the essence of what Cassandra Peterson created and bring it faithfully to the comics page,” explains writer David Avallone. “The story is a horror tale (or a quartet of connected horror tales) with a nightmarish villain and danger and action… but at its center is this wise-cracking, plucky, sexy, unflappable heroine. Elvira is incredibly charming and funny and delightful and she maintains that in the face of whatever happens.”

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1 has a cover by superstar artist Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn, Vampirella: Roses for the Dead) and variant covers by J. Bone (Will Eisner’s The Spirit), Kyle Strahm (Spread), Craig Cermak (Red Team) and Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) with colors by Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics). Plus, a photo variant cover featuring Elvira from the set of her classic television series.  Elvira shared each of the covers on her Instagram following the announcement of the July release.

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1 will be solicited in the May issue of Diamond Previews catalog, the comic industry’s premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and scheduled to ship in July of 2018. Readers are encouraged to order through their local comic retailers or through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital. Fans are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment’s social media channels for the latest updates on Elvira: Mistress of the Dark comic books and graphic novels.

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