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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 22: The Shape of Elvira #2 Covers

Here are four covers for The Shape of Elvira #2 from Dynamite Entertainment. There are eight covers in all.

Cover A features a close-up of the Mistress of the Dark's face with a full figure of the Creature swimming.
Cover A for The Shape of Elvira #2 from Dynamite Entertainment
Cover B features Elvira showing off her fishing catch, which just happens to be the Creature.
Cover B for The Shape of Elvira #2 from Dynamite Entertainment
Cover C features the Mistress of the Dark sitting on her red velvet loveseat with several monsters behind her. Did you spot where the Invisible Man is standing?
Cover C for The Shape of Elvira #2 from Dynamite Entertainment
Cover D is a photo shot of Elvira baring her shoulder.
Cover D for The Shape of Elvira #2 from Dynamite Entertainment
Here is a page featuring all the available covers with artist credits for The Shape of Elvira #2.
List of all cover for The Shape of Elvira #2 from Dynamite Entertainment

Monday, October 21, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 21: The Shape of Elvira #1 Covers

Here are five covers of The Shape of Elvira #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. There are thirteen covers in all.

Cover A shows a shocked Mistress of the Dark with the Creature behind her and his claws about to touch her cheeks.
Cover A of The Shape of Elvira #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
Cover B features Elvira enjoying popcorn while watching a 3D movie while some guys watch her.
Cover B of The Shape of Elvira #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
Cover C shows a spider creating an image of the Mistress of the Dark's face with it's webbing.
Cover C of The Shape of Elvira #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
Cover D features Elvira relaxing in a bathtub while drinking her night brew from a goblet as a creature's tentacle shaves her leg.
Cover D of The Shape of Elvira #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
Cover E shows the Mistress of the Dark in her very famous fetish wear that was once a very hot poster (I still  have mine but it's not in great shape).
Cover E of The Shape of Elvira #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
There are two pages of The Shape of Elvira #1 covers with credits to the artists.
List of covers part 1 of The Shape of Elvira #1 from Dynamite Entertainment

List of covers part 2 of The Shape of Elvira #1 from Dynamite Entertainment

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 20: Elvira Mistress of the Dark Spring Special

The cover of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Spring Special features her holding her dagger while sitting on a pile of sinister looking jack o' lanterns. This issue was put out earlier this year from Dynamite Entertainment. Elvira is featured in two stories. The first is titled "Drive-in of the Dead" that features her meeting George Rottmero, who has an interesting secret. The second story is titled "The Satan 500" that features her racing the Devil while a clown serves as her navigator.
Cover of Elvira Mistress of the Dark Spring Special from Dynamite Entertainment

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 19: Elvira Asks Got Blood?

Now we know exactly what kind of creature the Mistress of the Dark is when she asks "Got blood?"
Elvira asks Got Blood?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 18: Grimm Tales of Terror 2019 Halloween Special

Join Keres, the goddess of death, as she presents three terror-filled stories in Grimm Tales of Terror 2019 Halloween Special from Zenescope Entertainment. There is a total of five covers and this is cover A, which features a busty grim reaper sitting on a scarecrow's arm. The other covers include a giant scorpion, a busty Red Riding Hood, a redheaded succubus and a gothic cheerleader. The stories and art are both great. You might still find it on the shelf of your local comic book shop.
Cover A of Grimm Tales of Terror 2019 Halloween Special from Zenescope Entertainment

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 17: Svengoolie Meets DC Universe

I can't believe that I have not posted about Svengoolie before. The horror host will be featured in Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe #1 to celebrate his 40th anniversary. This will actually be a four-part series of "chapters" featured as two page inserts inside selected titles starting October 16 (yes, I should have posted this Tuesday or yesterday).
Cover of Svengoolie Meets the DC Universe #1 from DC Comics and MeTV
Click here for more information and an interview with Rich Koz aka Svengoolie and Dan DiDio.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 16: Bettie Page Halloween Specials

The cover of Bettie Page Halloween Special 2018 features the Queen of Pinups facing a ghoulish duplicate of herself as it steps out of the mirror:
Cover of Bettie Page Halloween Special 2018 from Dynamite Entertainment
The Bettie Page Halloween Special 2019 cover features her dressed up as a sexy witch:
Cover of Bettie Page Halloween Special 2019 from Dynamite Entertainment
Both are from Dynamite Entertainment.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 15: Elvira In Hallway

Let's heat things up a little bit with this picture of Elvira in a narrow hallway showing her sexy leg:
Elvira in hallway

Monday, October 14, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 14: Gotham City Monsters #1 and #2

Gotham City Monsters is a six issue mini-series from DC Comics that started last month. The cover of #1 features Killer Croc, Frankenstein, Andrew Bennett, Orca and Lady Clay. The story takes place in MonsterTown, a section of Gotham City where monsters dwell. Andrew Bennett battles mad vampire monks before searching for their new king. Killer Croc is bummed because he can't find a "normal" job due to his looks after being released from the Suicide Squad. His friend, Tusk, offers him some opera tickets at the Magus Theatre, which he refuses. Frankenstein basically tracks down a possessed minotaur in a bar before setting him on fire. Grace Balin aka Orca attacks a ship in the harbor with a shipment for Bane, who now rules Gotham City, before retreating to her cave. Sandra Fuller aka Lady Clay flies to her apartment before heading to the Magus theatre. She enters disguised as man in a suit.

In the MonsterTown Station, Frankenstein learns from a talking mandrill that his master is giving an opera and would love for him to attend. A group of mandrills move a giant cauldron filled with bubbling green goop inside the Magus Theatre. Andrew Bennett joins a watchful Frankenstein on the roof of the theatre. They share information about Melmoth, the Monarch of Mars. Frankenstein literally cuts Bennett in half with a giant sword because he had bitten one of the vampire monks tainted with Melmoth's blood.

Inside the Magus Theatre, the mandrills are on stage with the cauldron while music is playing. A magician named the Red Phantom is being held captive in one full-length mirror while a demonic Melmoth is in another. The green goop goes to the enthralled audience including Tusk and Lady Clay like stardust before they start foaming at the mouth. I won't spoil the ending but it's a good one so pick up Gotham City Monsters #1.
Cover of Gotham City Monsters #1 from DC Comics
The cover of Gotham City Monsters #2 features a demonic Melmoth stepping out of the bat-signal while holding Andrew Bennett. At his feet are the defeated bodies of Frankenstein, Lady Clay and Orca. I won't go into much detail about this issue except to say that there is more to the Red Phantom than him being just a vaudeville magician. Also, Frankenstein enlists the aid of Lady Clay, Orca and Killer Croc. Bennett tries to face a human-looking Melmoth on his own.
Cover of Gotham City Monsters #2 from DC Comics

I really wasn't expecting the first two issues of Gotham City Monsters to be all that but they are and I can't wait to read the rest of the mini-series. I would like to see this title become a monthly or another mini-series in the future. Also, the Red Phantom needs his own series and become a member of Justice League Dark.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 13: Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich Slots

Wow, it's been a while since I last posted about an online game at Facebook. Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich! Slots has been out for several months but I've been saving it for today. I've been playing it several times a week and I've had some really big wins. My highest big win was around thirty million coins (shame that I can't trade for real cash but then it would probably only be three dollars). Anyway, I captured some various screenshots from Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich! Slots for you to enjoy for this year's Countdown to Halloween including this ad that I got in my emal:
Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich Slots ad
The play screen once the Facebook online game finally loads and it features the Mistress of the Dark eating popcorn
Play screen of Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich Slots
Elvira Busting Out title screen with flying bats (yes, they are animated):
Title screen of Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich Slots
You can bet different amounts of coins on Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich! Slots. The higher you bet, the high your reward will be:
Bettien screen of Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich Slots
Elvira's famous dagger is one of the icons along with a hand reaching up from the grave. The spellbook allows the player to collect more coins:
Gaming screen #1 of Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich Slots
The Mistress of the Dark holding someone's brain after they sold it for more coins to play this online slot machine. I think that skeleton might have sold more than his brain. Elvira's also enjoying some popcorn after gazing in her crystal ball. The icons are animated so you can see her pumpkins bounce:
Gaming screen #2 of Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich Slots
The Big Win screen shows Elvira busting out on her famous red velvet couch:
Big Win screen of Elvira Busting Out at Hit It Rich Slots

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 12: Wooden Halloween Decorations

I picked up these wooden Halloween Decorations last month at the local Dollar Tree. Each of them has a loop of string at the top for easy hanging. I can't really see hanging these up but I thought the haunted house would make for a good backdrop for small toys. I still haven't got around to painting them yet.
Unpainted wooden haunted house from Dollar Tree

Unpainted wooden witch from Dollar Tree

Friday, October 11, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 11: Elvira at Salem Horror Fest

From Salem Horror Fest Events: Meet Elvira, Mistress of the Dark:

"Cassandra Peterson is returning to Salem Horror Fest, and this time she is bringing Elvira, Mistress of the Dark with her! Visit the Haunted Harbor for photo opps, autographs, and selfies! For the first time ever, Cassandra Peterson will be hosting a super exclusive, private tea time event! Unpleasant dreams do come true."
Elvira at Salem Horror Fest
(I bet you were wondering when I was going to post something to do with Elvira.)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Countdown to Halloween 2019 Day 10: Secrets of Sinister House 80-page Giant #1

This year's collection of horror stories from DC Comics is presented in Secrets of Sinister House 80-page Giant #1. The cover features a scared Joker with a blood-thirsty vampiric Batman from behind him. The original series started with #5 came out in 1972 (it was previously called The Sinister House of Secret Love, which debuted in 1971) and lasted for fourteen issues.
Secrets of Sinister House 80-page Giant #1 cover
The first story features Red Rain Batman in "Nightmare Mist." He faces Talon from the Court of Owls as he tries to kidnap the very young Barbara Gordon. This was a very interesting story and a vampiric Batman should never try to make a toothy smile at a little girl.

The Atom is featured in the second story titled "The Footsteps of the Old Worm". Ryan Choi aka the Atom is asked to investigate why earthworms are coming to the surface after plenty of rain. The woman who asked for his help thinks it has something to do with the demolition foreman attacking his crew with a buzz saw. The old house that they were hired to demolish have no earthworms for a mile radius. What he finds under the old house is beyond words and makes me not to want to go fishing with earthworms ever again. Harley Quinn and Zatanna are featured in the third story titled

"Calling Dr. Bonkers!". Zatanna picks up Harley in the Nevada desert while on her way to a Halloween blow-out in Las Vegas. They stop at the Clown Around Inn when it starts raining at night. The inn is owned by Ernie Arthur aka Dr. Bonkers, who was a clown on a kids' tv show. Of course, Harley is a big fan and even sings the theme song. She asks to see him and the old desk clerk tells her that he is buried in the graveyard behind the inn. He shows them to their room and Harley immediately falls asleep. Zatanna opens the closet and there are clowns of various colors and sizes. The desk clerk is not what he seems and you know who shows up. The ending is hilarious and I would love to see Harley Quinn and Zatanna team up more in the future. The fourth story is titled

"Out of My Skin" and features Martian Manhunter. He investigates a swamp where a string of animals and a human were found skinned. It was nice to see him in his Detective Jones disguise. He finds an alien shapeshifter that was skinning the animals and human. The ending is a little depressing but the story is still worth reading.

The fifth story is titled "Dreamweaver" and features Justice League Dark. Bobo the Detective Chimp is the main character as he searches for his lost teammates. He finds out that he's in his worst nightmare but he wakes up and finds himself in the Oblivion Bar. Seated around the table are Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, Zatanna and Man-Bat bound with purple tentacles. The real culprit of the nightmares turns out to be someone rather unexpected. A great story that makes me wonder why Bobo doesn't have his own series yet.

The sixth story is titled "House of the Dead" and is a Secrets of Sinister House original. A married couple and their daughter move into the creepy Drake Mansion. The little girl plays with her new unseen friend while her mom finds the history of the house on the Internet including the murderous dark priest that built the place. Of course, you find out who the little girl's unseen friend is and he asks her if she has any matches. The ending surprised me because it features one of my favorite dead man.

"Fear 101" is the seventh story featuring the Green Lanterns. Jessica and Baz are having breakfast together when they receive an alert to rescue starship survivors. He disappears early on the ship leaving her on her own. Of course, Jessica's fears mount while she searches the ship. Interesting story but it felt a little too short for me.

Finally, John Constantine is featured in the eighth and last story titled "Hell is for Dreamers". He is haunted by a dead actress that wants him to find the man that killed her. Unfortunately, the killer is also dead so she swears to haunt Constantine until she has her revenge. What he does makes Secrets of Sinister House 80-page Giant #1 worth getting.