In Review: Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #2

Filming begins on Elvira’s gill monster romance, and she has some questions about her scaly paramour.

Synopsis: Filming begins on Elvira’s gill monster romance, and she has some questions about her scaly paramour. Why doesn’t he ever speak? Why is he never out of makeup? The Mistress of the Dark discovers that “Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Soggy”

Review: David Avallone’s latest Elvira story brings in some fun pop culture references with the snappiest one-liners you’ll read this side of Uranus.

The Story

Having just met her co-star for the new monster movie, which she is to star in Elvira begins to wonder who the actor is in the suit. As the story unfolds we see Elvira’s first scenes play out and a potential romance could be in the works with the film’s writer and director, who may not be as square as he is trying to portray.

The Artwork

The art by Fran Strukan is pretty solid and true to the genre with a really good likeness of Elvira throughout the book. The underwater creature, which is Elvira’s co-star in the film that she is making is drawn to be a combination of the old 50s B-Movie creature, but also has a similar look to it than the creature in ‘The Shape of Water.’

Things get really strange visually when Elvira has a dream, which sees the creature dressed in an Aquaman outfit.


A really solid second issue, which moves the story forward and ends things on a bit of a cliffhanger.

I loved the writing of the dream sequence and Elvira’s internal monologue while dealing with it as well as how well drawn it all was.

Overall. A great second issue that moves the plot forward at a nice and steady pace. Some wonderful one-liners and writing that is consistent with how you’d imagine Elvira to respond to being in the weird situation that she has found herself in.

I look forward to the third issue, which will hit next month.

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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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