July 22, Mt. Laurel, NJ: As the summer heats up, Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark is busting out with a brand-new comic book tale for her fiendish fans! THE WRATH OF CON is available right now only on Kickstarter!
Elvira chimed in, "If you're like me, and I know you are exactly like me (wink), you're missing the wonderfully wacky world of San Diego Comic Con this summer. I mean where else can you go dressed like this and feel normal. So since conventions are still DOA, I'm bringing the show to you, my sweeet darlings!"
She has just the treat for everyone! Haven't you always wanted to go to Comic Con with Elvira? Well, with her "Diabolical Double D" creative partners of writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Drawing Blood) and artist Dave Acosta (Dragon), she's whipped up a fun-filled original story to get everyone through this summer sans San Diego!
In her new story, Elvira is the Guest of Horror at the "San Diego Popculturama" convention. The only problem is, an army of angry maniacs want her head on a platter! In a tale featuring cosplay, celebrity, back issue hunting, and... ritual cult murder - THE WRATH OF CON is not to be missed!
"I've been a regular at San Diego Comic Con since 1989... (I was, um, five years old, let's say...) and it's always a big part of my summer," said writer David Avallone. "Missing it two years in a row has been a bummer, and this comic felt like a great way to honor the wonderful experience we're all missing, and poke a little affectionate fun at it as well. San Diego aside, I hope this story will be a delight for anyone who's ever gone to any convention... even for anyone who's ever been a devoted fan of anything. Fans make everything we do possible, and I get to wake up every morning and do this dream job -- writing comic books -- purely from their support and generosity. So this one is for them."
Artist Dave Acosta added, "We’ve all missed Comic Cons, but now you can get a taste of the madness with none other than ELVIRA as your escort! I’m so happy to team up with David, Walter, Taylor, and of course Cassandra, once again, in a direct sequel to last year’s OMEGA MA’AM. Drawing that project was a dream come true for me, and now, we will deliver the mother of all sequels with WRATH OF CON! "
The stuffed-full 48 page comic book is presented in a premium format, showcasing the contributions of Elvira, Avallone, Acosta, colorist Walter Pereyra, and letterer Taylor Esposito. Dynamite and the Mistress of the Dark are offering this limited edition release directly to fans on Kickstarter, for an unbeatable price!
Options and extras are abound on the Kickstarter campaign. The book is available with multiple cover variations, from a logo-free "virgin" edition, black & white, a photo of Elvira, or even ultra-rare metal, holo-foil, and even lava foil chase variants! Collectors can get the book signed by Elvira, and or "graded" by CGC Comics to preserve its condition and value. Add-on goodies include a high quality lithograph print, trading cards, collectible coins, and the spooky spectral board!
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, Andy Mangels, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Peach Momoko, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Mirka Andolfo, 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.