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Out-of-print Elvira comics from the 1990s are coming back

Dynamite Entertainment has introduced a crowdfunding campaign to reintroduce long out-of-print comic books featuring the Mistress of the Dark.

Courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is continuing her comic book partnership with Dynamite Entertainment. The publisher from New Jersey unveiled a new crowdfunding campaign hosted on Indiegogo Tuesday which promises to be quite the treat for fans of the horror hostess and icon.

The “Elvira Mistress of the Dark: The Classic Years Omnibus” is a 600-page black-and-white tome reprinting many of the Mistress’ old adventures, which had been previously published by Claypool Comics in the 1990s.

"You know, people always ask me, 'Elvira, how can we see more of you?' Check out my comic book adventures!” said Elvira, who is also known as Cassandra Peterson, in a video to promote the campaign. “You may never have seen these stories. Now you can binge these long-lost tales in one big, sexy graphic novel. In my book, more is always better!”

The collection is available as a softcover trade paperback, a deluxe hardcover, and there’s even a tier to snag a deluxe hardcover edition that’s been autographed by the Mistress herself. According to Dynamite Entertainment, Elvira encounters in these issues killer clowns, teenage werewolves, aliens from outer space, and even a high school reunion. The 25-issue compilation, with extras, also contains holiday stories for Christmas, Easter, and, of course, Halloween.

Top comic book scribes, including Paul Dini of “Detective Comics” and “Batman: The Animated Series” fame, and Kurt Busiek of “Astro City,” helped produce these issues nearly 30 years ago. Artists featured include Tom Simonton from “Amazon Woman” and John Heebink.

For collectors who missed Elvira’s previous comic book collaboration with Dynamite Entertainment, backers can also pick up a copy of “The Omega Ma’am” and there’s also a limited-edition reprint from the first issue in the Claypool Comics series.

The project is already fully funded, meaning stretch goals will likely soon become available. The first stretch goal, if reached, will provide backers with an Elvira bookmark. Given there’s still four weeks left in the campaign, it seems probable that at least a couple of stretch goals will be funded before time runs out.

To see more about the Indiegogo campaign, click here.

See a three-page sampling from the “Elvira Mistress of the Dark: Classic Years Omnibus,” courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, below.



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