November 20, Mt. Laurel, NJ: This February it isn’t quite love in the air, but a horror rendezvous for the ages when Elvira officially comes face to face with the legendary H.P. Lovecraft!
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?
Avallone and Elvira herself are joined for this eldritch tale of cosmic comedy and tentacled terror by artist Kewber Baal (Elvira in Monsterland, Vampirella), with covers by Baal, original Dynamite Elvira artist Dave Acosta, as well as the heralded return of Robert Hack to the character. Plus, of course, no Elvira comic is complete without the option of a photo cover of the legend herself!
This series follows the riotous fun of Elvira in Horrorland and Elvira in Monsterland, which treated fans to the “Multiverse of Movies” and some incredible monster throwdowns. Now, both new readers and the Elvira-faithful can jump right into this story, and Lovecraft fans are welcome as well!
“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.”
In addition to the new series, Dynamite is delivering a book with real hex appeal this February. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Volume 3 collects issues #9-12 of Dynamite’s initial series. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone!
ELVIRA MEETS H.P. LOVECRAFT #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ December 2023 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2024. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the book with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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