The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK SPRING SPECIAL #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. The stories are written by Fernando Ruiz & Dan Parent, and Scott Bryan Wilson; with art by Fernando Ruiz, colors by Valentina Pinto & Brittany Pezzillo, and lettering by Taylor Esposito.

“Drive-In of the Dead”- Elvira has had enough being the hostess of horror film festivals and decides to go to Hollywood and make it big. She goes to see George Rottmero hoping he would use her in his films. After one look at her, he readily agrees and has her in starring roles. However there is something not quite right about her co-stars: are they method actors lost in their roles, or something worse?

“The Satan 500” - The Devil offers a wager with our heroine: If she wins the race, he becomes her slave and grants her three wishes. If he wins, she must marry him. But this is the Devil we are talking about, so she must be on her guard. And what is the deal with the guy in clown makeup (or so we think)?

I’m a fan of Fernando Ruiz & Dan Parent (especially their own creation DIE KITTY DIE) so when I saw they are a part of this one-shot I knew I would be in for something special. I was right. Their art style is a great change of pace from the other Elvira titles. Both tales are a fun romp with horror mixed in, exactly want you expect. Valentina Pinto & Brittany Pezzillo’s muted (yet bright) colors are the cherry on the top. Be sure to grab this book!

ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK SPRING SPECIAL #1 is in stores now or available at www.dynamite.com.