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As is only fitting in the month of Halloween, the Mistress of the Dark has announced her return.
Capping off a day of announcements, Dynamite Entertainment on Tuesday unveiled Elvira: Shape of Elvira, a new comic book series that just might have a connection with a certain fishy romantic fantasy movie.
The plot of the new series sees Elvira land a leading role in what Dynamite calls “a touching art film about human/gill monster romance,” but there’s something more to her co-star than meets the eye.
“Given Elvira’s history as a ‘horror host,’ homage is always on the table,” said writer David Avallone, who previously wrote a Bettie Page project for the publisher. “A certain Oscar-winning fish story seemed worthy of parody, and a natural setting for Elvira. More personally, I’ve been in movie production for decades, and doing a series that takes place mostly on a movie set lets me mine those rich experiences for the story.”
The series will be illustrated by Fran Strukan, with covers for the first issue coming from a host of talents including Francesco Francavilla, J. Bone and Dave Acosta. The series will be solicited next month for a January 2019 release.
Elvira: Shape of Elvira is the final announcement from Dynamite ahead of this week’s New York Comic Con; the publisher has already unveiled revivals of Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt and Turok; a Kickstarter campaign for a Troma Studios retrospective; a crossover between Barbarella and Dejah Thoris; and a new series of Giclee art prints launching with Dave Stevens’ Vampirella.
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