There’s An Indiegogo For Elvira’s Awesome ’90s Comic Books

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The 1990s was the greatest decade for comic books. Although the ’70s had pushed the envelope for parody, violence, and social topics, the ’90s made comic book characters true multimedia juggernauts.

We got so many new comic publishers and characters. The competition was stern. It pushed the big guys to take chances with their characters, and it paid off. I do not doubt that you could ask anyone to name a big comic event from that decade, and they’d be able to name at least one.

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The Maxx, Spawn, X-Men, WildC.A.T.s, Marvel’s 2099, Infinity War, Death of Superman, ShadowHawk, Faust, and so on. Great stories, great characters, and great artwork. The pull list I had with my local comic shop was insane. Trying to justify a $100 monthly comic book bill to my folks wasn’t easy.

Now thanks to crowdfunding, more defunct comic series from the past are being resurrected. One such line is ‘Elvira Mistress of the Dark.’ Yes, that Elvira. The buxom gothic beauty with the Valley accent.

Elvira had her own series that spanned 166 issues. It was published by Claypool Comics starting in 1993. Sadly, the shop in my town never stocked Claypool stuff. After almost 30 years of being without a unified collection of her comic book adventures, Dynamite Entertainment gives us the chance to own such an omnibus.

The Indiegogo for ‘Elvira Mistress of the Dark’ is currently active and already blasted past the original funding goal of $6,666. Thanks to the support, Dynamite is offering a huge number of extras and multiple tiers and perks:

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Turn back the clock to 1993…Bill Clinton was President, the Blue Jays won the World Series, and Jurassic Park ruled the box office.  A young horror host (why barely out of puberty I believe) named Elvira ruled late night television and became the Queen of Halloween.  An independent comic book company began working with the Mistress of the Dark delivering some brilliantly funny and frisky comic stories.  Creators from every corner of the industry contributed to her growing lore with stories and art celebrating the “sassy lassie with the classy chassis” including comic legends like Kurt Busiek, Paul Dini, Neil Vokes, Fred Hembeck, Dave Cockrum, and a host of others!

The Elvira Mistress of the Dark Classic Years Omnibus is the first volume kicking off reprinting the highly sought-after tales originally published by Claypool Comics. In these beloved adventures Elvira must contend with teen werewolves, killer clowns, aliens, a high school reunion, pro wrestling, and more! Plus, special Halloween, Christmas, and Easter stories. The book is available in paperback or hardcover and covers 26 issues, rounding out to a massive 600-page tome. And for a special surprise Dynamite is sneaking in extra bonuses amounting to .666 of an issue. That’s right gals and ghouls, 26.666 comics in one massive book! Spooky!

Yes, please. The comics stay true to Elvira’s tongue-in-cheek style. There’s lots of sexy sarcasm and titillation. Thanks to Superhero Hype, they gave us a look at several pages from the original comic:

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Are you going to pledge? What other obscure comics from the past like to see have a resurgence? Let us know in the comments.

[Source: Superhero Hype]


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