Synopsis: THINGS GET SERIOUSLY STRANGE IN THE FINAL CHAPTER OF ELVIRA’S JOURNEY INTO HORRORLAND! The Mistress of the Dark’s odyssey through the Multiverse of Movies reaches its inevitable Cronenbergian conclusion, complete with telepods, Brundleflies, scanners, videodromes, talking cockroaches, and bug powder. Elvira’s lunch is naked, and we all hail the new flesh! Be afraid.
Having escaped Teddy’s Nightmares and met up with an agent of W.O.W. in the last issue. Elvire now finds herself in a couple of classic David Cronenberg movies. She steps out into the world of the Fly where she meets Dr. Mumble otherwise known as Brundle in the movie and Veronica Quaife and pretty much gives the plot away about them falling in love, but winds up being dragged from the world of The Fly into Videodrome before the Agent of W.O.W. catches up with her. And all this for some rather dodgy remote.
Silvia Califano continues to capture the characters and themes of these books really well. His cartoon rendition of Jeff Goldbloom and Geena Davis in their roles from The Fly was pretty bang on. As well as the characterization of James Woods character from Videodrome. Best of all is the background detail from both films. For example, the first panel we see in this book is of Elvira stepping out of the teleportation pod that turned Goldbloom’s character into a giant fly in the movie.
I can’t say this enough, but I will say it again. David Avallone does fantastic work on this and captures the goofy and crazy humor of Elvira’s character brilliantly well. Additionally, I love all the fourth wall-breaking and the crazy inventive ways in which it has been used throughout this series.
Overall this is a perfect conclusion to 2022. Bring on Elvira in Monsterland in 2023. What next King Kong and Faye Ray? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.