February 21, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Elvira and Dynamite Entertainment invite fans to visit "Horrorland" with her this May, as the macabre maven jumps between versions of horror masterpieces and hopefully lives to tell the tale!
"I've always been about celebrating the wonders of movies, especially fright flicks, from the classic to the cheese-tastic," said Elvira. "I'm inviting all my fans to join me on this wild rollercoaster ride through so many of my favorite horror masterpieces!"
In her previous critically acclaimed comic book series, the Mistress of the Dark got to hang out with the ghost of her dearly beloved old friend Vincent Price. Therein, she discovered how sometimes the legends of film can come right into our world, and perhaps vice versa. In the final issue, Vincent revealed that each movie creates its own pocket dimension... and Elvira joined him on a quest into one such realm to rescue a "final girl" scream queen being held hostage by her obsessive director.
Now, in this new universe-spanning odyssey, Elvira is herself trapped in this Multiverse of Movies. She will careen from classic to classic, faced by killers, monsters, and more, as she tries to find her way home. Off the bat in the first issue, she finds herself stalked by a hotel clerk who's positively psycho! Can she survive the wrath of a serial killer and get to the next part of her journey, or is it all just a Hitchcock-tease?
Writer David Avallone returns once more, as Dynamite's modern day shepherd for the voice of Elvira. He closely collaborates with the Mistress of the Dark herself, to ensure that fans new and old can truly hear each line in her captivating and iconic voice. This time they are joined by artist Silvia Califano. The rising Italian illustrator brings with her experience on similarly biting titles like Judge Dredd, Star Trek, and X-Files.
"Silvia joined me for an upcoming Elvira special – more on that soon! -- and she’s one of my favorite artists to work with," said writer David Avallone. "This series is a dream for me, and I hope it will be for all horror/Elvira fans… as we bounce around through movie parodies stuffed with enough Easter Eggs for a thousand omelets."
Califano contributes covers to the series, as do returning fan-favorites Dave Acosta and John Royle. Plus, of course photos featuring the titular queen of scares herself.
ELVIRA IN HORRORLAND #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ March 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue 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.