In Review: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #12

The Mistress of the Dark can deliver you a climax like no other, and here it comes, in the twelfth and final issue of Elvira’s ribald romp, brought to you with joy, laughter, and terrible puns.

Synopsis: The Mistress of the Dark can deliver you a climax like no other, and here it comes, in the twelfth and final issue of Elvira’s ribald romp, brought to you with joy, laughter, and terrible puns.

Review: David Avallone finishes off his Elvira adventures with the story coming full circle.

The Story

What started out as a chase through time and then went on a journey through hell ends with a final confrontation between Elvira and a certain Vlad the Impaler.

Picking things up from the last issue. The coven has summoned a demon that winds up being Vlad the Impaler, which builds to one final confrontation between the legendary vampire and a certain Elvira, who is seeking to get her darkness back, but at what cost.

The Artwork

Artist Dave Acosta gets to deck the prince of darkness out in a new suit, which kind of looks similar to the bat suit, but has the addition of demonic horns. The final confrontation between Elvira and Vlad is well and truly on and the artwork goes all out as Elvira gets her darkness back from a rather direct source. All the best action in this comic starts on page 11 as our heroes begin a battle of wits with the prince of darkness who rejects his army of dorkness.

Overall

This is a wonderful conclusion to what has been a fantastic 12 issues of fun and frolics with Elvira and her incredible gift for puns. We get several moments in this issue where Elvira breaks the third wall and talks directly to us about what Dave Avallone has in store, but the most fun is had in the closing few panels where both writer and artist make a brief cameo. Overall a fun way to close out what has been a surprisingly long and fun run.

9.7
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #12
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.6
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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