New Comic Asks Horror Fans To Solve ‘The Death Of Elvira’

by Thomas Tuna

Say it ain’t so, Elvira!

A new super-sized comic from Dynamite Entertainment has just hit the stands that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the horror hostess with the mostest…with her death? Check out the various covers for this special one-shot–courtesy of cbr.com–on this page.

The Death of Elvira–from writer David Avallone (Elvira Meets Vincent Price), artist Silvia Califano (Elvira in Horrorland) and cover artists Dave Acosta and John Royle–is set around Elvira’s wake, where a group of monsters, ghouls and filmmakers share memories of the Mistress of the Dark. But her killer may also be lurking nearby. Who will solve the mystery of Elvira’s death?

As the comic’s synopsis reads: “They say every great comic book hero dies once…or twice. Superman met his end at the hands of Doomsday. Vampirella was felled by her nemesis Nyx. Now it’s the Mistress of the Dark’s turn. Could this be the death of Elvira?”

Writer Avallone said the comic book creators were looking for the best way to honor Elvira’s 40th anniversary, “and I thought the best way would be a recap of her life and career. But I needed a dramatic reason to do it, and decided to go with the most dramatic reason possible–her death.”

The Elvira character broke onto the horror scene back in 1981, when her alter-ego–Cassandra Peterson–hosted Elvira’s Movie Macabre, a weekly B-movie event, on KHJ-TV in Los Angeles. It didn’t take long for her unique look and personality to reach cult status. Most recently, Peterson was added to the cast of Rob Zombie’s upcoming feature film remake of The Munsters.

Keep reading Horror News Network to stay abreast of Elvira’s latest escapades.

 

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