Having found herself face-to-face with the likes of Vincent Price and Dracula in recent years, the Mistress of the Dark is set to continue her comic book adventures at Dynamite Entertainment this February as the horror hostess answers the Call of Cthulhu in the new series Elvira Meets H.P. Lovecraft.
“True Lovecraft fans will find a lot of echoes and Easter Eggs from his work,” said writer David Avallone. “My dad had a copy of The Dunwich Horror and Other Stories when I was growing up, and I read it at a fairly young age. I was blown away by the writing and the imagination: it felt like ‘what if Poe wrote sci-fi?’ I also noticed, even then, that so much of his horror reflected his fear of the “other” and the unknown, and how it turned ugly when those fears extended to his fellow human beings and not just tentacled space monsters. We deal with that head on and — I hope — find comedy in this early 20th century ghost, with all his fears and prejudices, having to face a very different world from the one he left behind, as he embarks on this crazy quest with a woman who will take no crap from him.”
You can check out the official description for Elvira Meets H.P. Lovecraft below, as well athe covers to Elvira Meets H.P. Lovecraft #1 and some early first-look interior artwork…
In her critically acclaimed and fan pleasing comic books from Dynamite, Elvira has crossed paths with the likes of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker, and even recently fellow horror screen icon Vincent Price. Now she finds herself haunted by the ghost of one of the most influential and infamous horror visionaries ever. It had to happen eventually, and H.P. Lovecraft is joining the Elvira-verse!
This unlikely duo are setting out on a comical quest for the last copy of the Necronomicon. Is Elvira going to be able to tolerate Lovecraft’s peculiarities long enough to save the world from the Great Old Ones? Or will this Whisperer in the Dark drive her straight past the Mountains of Madness?
Elvira Meets H.P. Lovecraft #1 will go on sale in February 2024.