Synopsis: Elvira’s time travel odyssey continues as she brings the author of DRACULA face to face with his nightmarish inspiration! Stoker? I hardly know ‘er! Thrills, chills and more horrible puns like that, all in the third chapter of ELVIRA: TIMESCREAM…
Review: Dave Avallone’s Elvira time travel story has a brand new twist as another character from horror history enters the fold.
Having wound up in 1890 Elvira meets with Dracula writer Bram Stoker and barely has time to give us the customary recap from the previous issue and introduce herself before Vlad the impaler appears and sets about seducing Bram Stoker’s wife.
Things only get weirder from this point on as Elvira and Bram attempt to run Vlad through with a stake to find that it doesn’t quite work like in the books.
Having failed to stop Vlad. Elvira tries to talk herself and Bram out of trouble and suddenly twigs that there is a third party that is getting kicks from pitting her against Vlad. In enters Faust who admits that he is the cause of the time travel, but what else could be causing all of this to happen?
Dave Ocosta’s artwork is stunning throughout this issue. The expression on Bram Stoker’s wife’s face when she sees Elvira is priceless. I also loved the panels where Vlad is seducing Stokers wife as Elvira conspires with Bram to try and stop him.
Dave Avallone continues to provide lots of laughs with some of the worst puns you’ll see on the written page anywhere. I’m also continuing to love the way in which Elvira recaps the events of the previous issue and even mentions Avallone into the bargain. It’s a big risk to take when writing comics or books, but Avallone successfully breaks the fourth wall and takes the reader with him.
I look forward to the next issue, which is very likely to drop later this month.