In Review: Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #4

Maybe all film directors are megalomaniacs…but what do you do when you find out your movie was literally a cover for a plot to conquer the world?

Synopsis: Maybe all film directors are megalomaniacs…but what do you do when you find out your movie was literally a cover for a plot to conquer the world? Elvira and Gill team up to escape the clutches of the creepy conspiracy that threw them together, in the final insane issue of THE SHAPE OF ELVIRA!

Review: Crazy, mad and totally screwball pretty much sums this issue up.

The Story

Following on from the last issue. Elvira has been captured by the crazy film director while trying to help Gil return home to the Ocean. Now tied up and pretty much at the mercy of the mad director Elvira and Gill learn the true depravity of the director’s plot. He would like to film Elvira having sex with Gill and pretty much make a baby human/amphibian hybrid. The is a slight issue with this. Gill is a female.

The Artwork

Pasquale Qualano provides some awesome art for this issue, which really picks up the pace as the story concludes. One of my favorite images is Elvira, Gill and the movie’s ghostwriter standing in a silhouette style picture where their backs are sort of in shadow as they stand in front of a sunset.

We also get a similar image on page twenty where Elvira waves a farewell to Gill and the other amphibian creature as they head into the ocean.

Overall

This has been a fun series to follow. It is apparent that David Avallone’s imagination knows no bounds when it comes to writing leading ladies in comics, which is something that has been apparent since he released his Betty Page comics. His take on Elvira has been as good as Betty. So much so that I think it would be fun to see a crossover between the two ladies in a future series. You could probably do Elvira, Betty Page, and Vampirella in the one series. Of course, Dynamite would have to give the go-ahead on that, but hell. I’d read it.

9.7
Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #4
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    10
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

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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