February 16, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Elvira has triumphed over evil in all manner of dastardly escapades. Recently she's made it through the "Horrorland" of the Multiverse of Movies – but just when she thinks she’s out, they pull her back in! Dynamite is proud to announce the next Elvira epic, as she takes on... Monsterland!
Vlad the Impaler, aka the OG Dracula, is back! In fact, he's raiding the Multiverse of Movies introduced in Elvira's last adventure to recruit a massive monster army for his nefarious purposes. Only one woman can stop him. And her name is... Vampirella! But she's busy in her own books, so it's up to the one and only Mistress of the Dark to stop Vlad’s evil plan!
Prolific Elvira scribe David Avallone (Bettie Page, Drawing Blood) is back to channel the macabre maven in a new prestige series in his critically acclaimed and fan-beloved tenure that goes back to 2018 and Dynamite's kickoff telling Elvira's untold tales. This time he is joined by heavy hitter artist Kewber Baal (Vampirella, Red Rising, Red Sonja).
Avallone explains, "Our last series, Elvira In Horrorland, was so much fun that I wanted to return to a similar tale, but bring in our old friend Vlad as an over-arching villain to tie together the whole saga.”
Elvira was last seen stumbling through the Multiverse of Movies, bopping around with no particular plans other than getting the heck home. Naturally, it's hard for the most famous horror hostess of all time to not interfere with some of the classics, to tangle with psycho killers and cross paths with deadly aliens… so she ran afoul of the space-time cops at Novazone Express… but they let her go with a warning. Now, her arch-enemy Vlad the Impaler is the one rampaging through the movie dimensions, causing chaos… and Novazone Express enlists her to find out why… and stop him!
In the opening issue, "It's a Vlad, Vlad, Vlad, Vlad World" the eponymous arch villain has called upon a near-endless roster of fellow vampires to help in his marauding schemes. Fans of horror, the supernatural, and film history will want to grab their magnifying glasses and play a who's who identifying all the various famous and influential alternate depictions of the blood-sucking baddies. Without spoiling some of the most fun surprises and cameos, future chapters could feature the likes of reanimated Frankenstein-esque monsters, wolfmen and werewolves, maybe a mummy or two, and more!
Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira herself adds, “This series brings Elvira face-to-face with so many of the classic monsters I loved growing up, and it’s gonna be a blast for the fans: a hilarious trip down the world’s scariest memory lane!”
Original Dynamite Elvira artist Dave Acosta (Terrorwar, Dragon) returns once more for a set of covers on the series. His first cover features some awesome vampire legends on it! Interior artist Kewber Baal contributes a cover himself. They're also joined by John Royle, and of course a photo cover featuring Elvira in the flesh!
Also releasing in May alongside the new series is the collected graphic novel of Elvira in Horrorland. The book is available as either a paperback or a hardcover, with the latter featuring an option signed by Elvira. Fans and retailers also have the chance now to order some of the awesome Elvira items Dynamite has produced that they may have missed, including previous storylines, a graphic novel reprinting her classic 1990s comics, collectible trading cards, and the ominous Spectral Switchboard!
ELVIRA IN MONSTERLAND #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ March 2023 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in May 2023. 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.