In Review: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #11

David Avallone and Dave Acosta continue to amuse with plenty of double entendre's as Elvira looks to retrieve her darkness.

Synopsis: Elvira has had it up to here (well, you can guess where) with this coven cult nonsense, and she’s bringing the fight to their home base. She’ll show them what’s what, and which is witch, in the wickedest way possible.

Review: David Avallone and Dave Acosta continue to amuse with plenty of double entendre’s as Elvira looks to retrieve her darkness.

The Story

Having escaped the hospital in the previous issue. Elvira sets about returning to the coven in order to both retrieve her darkness and rescue to hero known as Iva LaCroix. Along the way. We learn that she hates wearing white because it reminds her of Ghostbusters. We also learn that she took sword fighting in stage school. As Elvira arrives with hostages we find that the witches have already begun to summon them a demon. This is not going to end well.

The Artwork

Dave Acosta gets to have lots of fun in this issue as he draws some of the witches dressed in fancy dress as unicorns. But he also gets to draw a sword fight between Elvira and a wannabe Knight in a suit of medieval armor. The sword fight, which begins on page 15 of the issue is brilliantly brought to life and has a real sense of movement to it. This is helped a lot by the witty dialogue as Elvira and her opponent exchange some banter, it is most definitely old school in that in a few ways it put me in mind of the back and forth banter between Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone in the classic 1938 Robin Hood film. Not so much the dialogue. More the attitude in which it is written.


The issue ends as we learn which demon that the coven has gone and summoned, which will no doubt keep the most ardent readers of this book on the edge of their seats for a whole month. But I am sure it will be well worth the wait.

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