Review – Elvira Meets Vincent Price #1
Written By: David Avallone
Art By: Juan Samu
Colours By: Walter Pereyra
Letters By: Taylor Esposito, Elizabeth Sharland
Cover Art By Dave Acosta (cover A)
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: August 4, 2021
Chapter 1: The Price is Right
Elvira is back, with her most historic AND greatest costar ever! The ghost of Vincent Price is a spirit with a mission, and only the Mistress of the Dark can help! The Apocalypse is coming, and it’s going to be live-streamed for binge-watching, but a long-lost movie can save the world… if only the movie star spectre and the horror hostess with the mostest can find it in time! Thrills, chills, and all sorts of terrible puns!
Issue #1 features an all-star cast of cover artists, including fan favourites Dave Acosta, John Royle, series artist Juan Samu and a stunning photo of the gorgeous lady herself – Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!
Writer: David Avallone
Poor Elvira after travelling through time, ruling hell and saving the world from zombies she can’t get a show in the new streaming networks. Her pitch for a 21st century macabre is thrown out and she drowns her sorrows in several Midsommer margaritas. Waking in trapped in an Edgar Allan Poe scene, poor Elvira is about to expose her midriff via a pendulum blade swinging over her. Saved by Vincent Price, she awakes to find he friend Eddie has stolen her TV show.
At her wit’s end, and what pair of wits, she is again confronted by Price’s ghost who begs her to help him find the infamous Rise of the Ram movie from 1972.
Avallone knows what he’s doing and it’s drenched with Price trivia and will keep any fan of either Elvira or Price. The tonality of the different main protagonists is perfect with Price quoting Shakespear while Elvira puns bring the laughs.
Artist: Juan Samu
Samu captures both the spirit of Price and Peterson perfectly. Elvira’s facial expressions tell the story more than Avallone’s hilarious script. Price’s aloof eyebrows seem to be trying to break free from his face showing score for any who dare enter their gaze.
There are a couple of things to love about this series and I don’t mean Elvira’s assets. The comedic timing coupled with Samu’s amazing facial expressions brings the comic to life. You can hear Price and Peterson’s voices coming out loud and clear in every panel and with a tonne of variant, exclusive and photo covers there’s something for every fan.
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