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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Returns to Comics

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Returns to Comics

You can’t keep the Mistress of the Dark down forever. Just over a decade ago, Elvira‘s ongoing comic book series came to an end, but ahead of Comic-Con International, Dynamite has revealed that Elvira is getting a comic book comeback, along with trading cards, posters, and other collectibles.

Cassandra Peterson debuted her Elvira persona all the way back in 1981, for her syndicated program, Elvira’s Movie Macabre. From there, Elvira took off and became a cultural phenomenon that includes two live-action feature films, numerous TV appearances, action figures, pinball machines, and of course, comic books. In 1986, Elvira was incorporated into DC’s House of Mystery; which became Elvira’s House of Mystery for 11 issues. In 1993, Claypool Comics subsequently published an ongoing Elvira series that ran for 166 issues.

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The Claypool comics are actually the perfect road map for Dynamite to use in the new series. The stories in those comics recaptured the spirit of Elvira’s TV shows while putting the title character through her own misadventures. One of the reasons that series lasted so long is that Elvira is a pretty adaptable character and she fits in almost any setting.

Naturally, it would make sense for Elvira to finally team up with Vampirella, now that they share the same publisher. But it would also be a blast to see Elvira meet Ash Williams from Dynamite’s Army of Darkness comics. There’s a lot of fun potential, but first Dynamite has to set up the creative team for their first Elvira project. There’s no word yet on who might take on the Mistress of the Dark’s new adventures, but we’re eager to see them unfold in the comic book realm!

Are you excited to see Elvira make a comic book comeback? Share your screams in the comment section below!

Images: Queen “B” Productions/Dynamite Entertainment

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