Dynamite Entertainment is marking the 40th anniversary of Cassandra Peterson’s iconic horror hostess Elvira with the release of the brand new special The Death of Elvira from writer David Avallone and artist Silvia Califano (Elvira in Horrorland).
“I’ve done a lot of wild things as the Mistress of the Dark,” said Elvira. “Everything from film to television, music to comics – even wearing wired headphones and yoga pants! But there was one huge item left on my bucket list – DYING! Don’t panic horror hounds, there’s more to this spine-tingling tale than meets the eye!”
“We were looking for a way to really honor the 40th Anniversary of Elvira, and I thought the best way to do that would be a recap of her incredible life and career,” added writer David Avallone. “But I needed a dramatic reason to do it… and decided to go with the most dramatic reason possible: her death!”
They say every great comic book hero dies once or twice. Usually… they get better. 30 years, ago Superman met his end by the hands of Doomsday. Dynamite’s own Vampirella was felled by her nemesis Nyx. Now it’s the Mistress of the Dark’s turn – could this be the Death of Elvira? Or is this just a desperate attempt to get fans to buy this thrilling special issue? Only one way to find out!
Elvira’s wake is a star-studded mad monster party, as every boy and ghoul show up to swap their favorite memories of the dearly departed. They’re joined by film directors, actors, and maybe a stalker or two. Maybe even… the killer! Each mourner tells their part of the life and times of the Mistress of the Dark, in flashback form, but which one is her assassin? Even from the grave, Elvira is determined to solve the biggest mystery she’s ever faced: her own murder! Read along, and see if you can figure it out in time!
The Death of Elvira is available to order now for a limited time via IndieGogo.