Elvira Mistress of the Dark #11
Written by David Avallone
Art by Dave Acosta
Colors by Walter Pereyra
Letters by Taylor Esposito and Rieanna Bates
The Rundown: The Mistress of the Dark is on a mission to retrieve said darkness and free a captured superhero.
With her darkness stolen from her and everything she touches turning white, Elvira is ticked off and ready to take on the jerks trying to use her darkness to summon a demon. Elvira hits the road and heads to Orange County and the location of the Dark Ages Diner, a Medieval Times ripoff with no one in attendance other than the cult members and the employees.
Marching right through the front door, Elvira proceeds to take out the employees dressed in their mascot costumes before confronting the black knight again and freeing the Soul Survivor, but it might be too late for everyone when the underworld decides to send a familiar and not so friendly face to stop them.
The Story: Avallone continues to make the adventures of the Mistress of the Dark both compelling and fun at the same time. The dialogue is chock full of enough witty retorts, double-entendres and puns to keep fans of Elvira in stitches and the plot itself is incredibly entertaining. I love the tone and pace of these stories because they play out with a great rhythm and have tongue planted firmly in cheek. I can’t wait to see how the story goes full circle with the unexpected reveal at the end.
The Art: Acosta deftly blends the aesthetic beauty of the character together with great looking action. The art perfectly complements the tone of the story and keeps the immediacy and adrenaline of it with the action. Acosta does a great job of making the characters look great throughout, but also capable.