Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #2

In Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1, the horror movie hostess met Mary Wollstonecraft; in this issue, there’s another classic figure of the genre introduced. It’s, as Elvira conveniently points out to readers, Edgar Allen Freaking Poe!

As written by David Avallone and illustrated by Dave Acosta, the light and funny tone from the first issue continues, along with the fourth-wall breaking and boob mentions. However, there is some plot, and it does move along, as we learn who’s chasing her through time.

Her brashness and his gloominess make for a good adventure pairing. This is nothing for the ages, but at least there was some effort put into the story for this licensed comic. It’s humorously entertaining, which makes it a good reflection of the character on the cover, with such wisecracks as when she says to Poe, “I have this crazy idea you know where we can get a drink.” Fluffy fun can be a nice distraction, as you can see in the preview below. (The publisher provided a digital review copy.)

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