Elvira Mistress of the Dark #4
Written by David Avallone
Art by Dave Acosta
Colors by Andrew Covalt
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Elvira’s time traveling adventures take her to Hollywood in the 30’s. When she pops up on the set of a horror movie, she must use her charm and quick wit to explain what she’s doing there. When the Doctor arrives to continue his game with the Mistress of the Dark, Elvira knows that Vlad the Impaler cannot be that far behind him.
Vlad arrives and continues to chase Elvira throughout the lot and across the genres that made up that time in Hollywood before a final confrontation on the set of a pirate movie. A final confrontation that is going to affect the Doctor and his powers as well.
This series continues to be relentlessly fun and funny. Avallone strikes the perfect balance between the humor, his self-deprecating remarks and Elvira’s well-timed fourth wall breaks. Everyone involved seems to be having fun with both the premise and the process and that is evident in the issue itself. The dialogue is sublimely clever and fun to read because it is smart in both tone and cadence. Elvira continues to be a great subject to base a comic book around. Her adventures are fun and her charm is evident in every character interaction.
Dave Acosta’s art is always amazing. He makes Elvira look gorgeous, but also adds some great details in her expressions that signify her intellect and charm. Both the foreground action and backgrounds look vibrant and beautiful.