Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

    (Claypool, 1993–2007)
™ and ©1993 Queen “B” Productions
Black and white comic and magazine series

Based on the schlock horror movie hostess character created and portrayed by Cassandra Pederson, this comic features photo covers of Elvira, parody plots, and, in keeping with Elvira’s persona, lots of bad jokes and puns. It has had a number of writers and artists, including Paul Dini and Kurt Busiek. The plots often launch from Elvira’s job as a sexy horror movie hostess for station K-WHA? and her conflicts with her bosses and sponsors. It’s intended to be a “funny book” in the truest sense of the word, and succeeds more often than not. There are occasional appearances by characters appearing in other Claypool Comics books, but it is not necessary to have read the other books to follow the stories or characters.

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#1

  5/1/1993
  $2.50
  $36.00
5 copies available from $12.00
Photo cover Paul Dini, Mary Jo DuffyJames W. Fry III, Dan Spiegle, Estudio B

#1 Variation A

 
  $199.99
  $199.99
No copies available
    

#2

  6/1/1993
  $2.50
  $4.00
4 copies available from $4.00
Photo cover Kurt Busiek, Mary Jo DuffyNeil Vokes, Dan Spiegle

#3

  7/1/1993
  $2.50
  $5.25
3 copies available from $5.00
Photo cover Kurt Busiek, Mary Jo DuffyNeil Vokes, Dan Spiegle

#4

  8/1/1993
  $2.50
  $5.00
2 copies available from $5.25
Photo cover Richard Howell, Cassandra Peterson, Mary Jo DuffyJim Webb, Dan Spiegle

#5

  9/1/1993
  $2.50
  $3.75
1 copy available for $19.99
Photo cover Kurt Busiek, Mary Jo DuffyJim Mooney, Dan Spiegle

#6

  10/1/1993
  $2.50
  $5.25
1 copy available for $19.99
Photo cover Fred Hembeck, Mary Jo DuffyTom Simonton, Dan Spiegle

#7

  11/1/1993
  $2.50
  $14.00
3 copies available from $7.00
Photo cover Kurt Busiek, Richard HowellDave Cockrum, Tom Simonton

#8

  12/1/1993
  $2.50
  $3.75
1 copy available for $24.99
  Paul Dini, Richard HowellJim Webb, Richard Howell

#9

  1/1/1994
  $2.50
  $3.25
1 copy available for $9.99
  Kurt Busiek, Richard HowellLouis LaChance, Cynthia Martin

#10

  2/1/1994
  $2.50
  $3.00
1 copy available for $14.99
Photo cover Kurt Busiek, Richard HowellJames W. Fry III, Tom Simonton

#11

  3/1/1994
  $2.50
  $4.00
1 copy available for $27.99
  Kurt Busiek, Richard HowellLouis LaChance, Tom Simonton

#12

  4/1/1994
  $2.50
  $3.50
1 copy available for $14.99
Photo cover Richard Howell, Kurt BusiekLouis LaChance, John Heebink

#13

  5/1/1994
  $2.50
  $4.00
2 copies available from $5.00
  Kurt Busiek, Richard HowellNeil Vokes, Jim Mooney

#14

  6/1/1994
  $2.50
  $3.75
3 copies available from $4.50
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Jim Mooney

#15

  7/1/1994
  $2.50
  $3.75
1 copy available for $4.50
Photo cover Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Jim Mooney

#16

  8/1/1994
  $2.50
  $4.75
3 copies available from $5.50
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, John Heebink

#17

  9/1/1994
  $2.50
  $3.50
3 copies available from $4.50
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#18

  10/1/1994
  $2.50
  $4.00
1 copy available for $5.00
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, John Heebink

#19

  11/1/1994
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, John Heebink

#20

  12/1/1994
  $2.50
  $4.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, John Heebink

#21

  1/1/1995
  $2.50
  $2.75
1 copy available for $2.75
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, John Heebink

#22

  2/1/1995
  $2.50
  $3.50
1 copy available for $9.99
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, John Heebink

#23

  3/1/1995
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, John Heebink

#24

  4/1/1995
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Dan Day

#25

  5/1/1995
  $2.50
  $4.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Cynthia Martin

#26

  6/1/1995
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Kurt Busiek, Richard HowellNeil Vokes

#27

  7/1/1995
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Lou MouginTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#28

  8/1/1995
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Lou MouginTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#29

  9/1/1995
  $2.50
  $3.00
1 copy available for $34.99
  Frank Strom, Lou MouginTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#30

  10/1/1995
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Jim Webb

#31

  11/1/1995
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Richard Howell

#32

  12/1/1995
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Richard Howell, Frank StromJames W. Fry III, John Heebink

#33

  1/1/1996
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Richard Howell, Frank StromJames W. FRy III, Yvonne Mojica, John Heebink

#34

  2/1/1996
  $2.50
  $3.50
No copies available
  Frank StromTom Simonton, John Heebink

#35

  3/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellDan Day, David Day, Richard Howell

#36

  4/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellDan Day, David Day, Anna-Maria Cool

#37

  5/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Anna-Maria Cool

#38

  6/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, John Heebink

#39

  7/1/1996
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#40

  8/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#41

  9/1/1996
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
  Frank StromTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#42

  10/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
 House of MiseryFrank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, James W. Fry III, Frank Strom, Neil Vokes, Dave Cockrum

#43

  11/1/1996
  $2.50
  $2.25
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#44

  12/1/1996
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank StromTom Simonton, Louis LaChance

#45

  1/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
1 copy available for $39.99
  Frank Strom, John Heebink, Louis Lachance, Richard HowellTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#46

  2/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, John Heebink, Frank Springer, Lou Mougin, David DayTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#47

  3/1/1997
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
  Frank StromTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#48

  4/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
Photo cover Frank StromTom Simonton, Dave Cockrum

#49

  5/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Lou MouginTom Simonton, David Day

#50

  6/1/1997
  $2.50
  $3.75
No copies available
  Kurt Busiek, Lou MouginNeil Vokes, Richard Howell, David Day

#51

  7/1/1997
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Lou MouginJohn Heebink, David Day

#52

  8/1/1997
  $2.50
  $3.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellDan Day, Tod Smith

#53

  9/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellDan Day, Tod Smith

#54

  10/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank StromJohn Heebink

#55

  11/1/1997
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellDan Day, Anna-Maria Cool

#56

  12/1/1997
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank StromTod Smith

#57

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Richard Howell, Buddy Scalera, John A. WilcoxJohn Heebink, Ronn Sutton

#58

  2/1/1998
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Buddy Scalera, John A. WilcoxRonn Sutton

#59

  3/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellRonn Sutton, John Heebink

#60

  4/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Richard Howell, Mary Jo DuffyTod Smith, James W. Fry III

#61

  5/1/1998
  $2.50
  $3.25
No copies available
  Paul Dini, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, James W. Fry III

#62

  6/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank StromDan Day, James W. Fry III

#63

  7/1/1998
  $2.50
  $3.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyTod Smith, John Heebink

#64

  8/1/1998
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, John Heebink

#65

  9/1/1998
  $2.50
  $3.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyDan Day, John Heebink

#66

  10/1/1998
  $2.50
  $3.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyTod Smith, John Heebink

#67

  11/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, John Heebink

#68

  12/1/1998
  $2.50
  $2.75
1 copy available for $34.99
  Frank StromTod Smith

#69

  1/1/1999
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Bob WiacekDan Day, Tod Smith

#70

  2/1/1999
  $2.50
  $3.50
No copies available
  Mary Jo Duffy, Frank StromNeil Vokes, Richard Howell

#71

  3/1/1999
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, John Heebink

#72

  4/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.75
1 copy available for $39.99
  Richard Howell, Mary Jo DuffyJohn Heebink, Tod Smith

#73

  5/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, Tod Smith

#74

  6/1/1999
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyDan Day, Tod Smith

#75

  7/1/1999
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, Jim Mooney

#76

  8/1/1999
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, Dan Day

#77

  9/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, Al Bigley

#78

  10/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyTod Smith, Jim Mooney

#79

  11/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.50
1 copy available for $34.99
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyRonn Sutton, John Heebink

#80

  12/1/1999
  $2.50
  $2.50
1 copy available for $34.99
  Frank StromTod Smith

#81

  1/1/2000
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyDan Day, Richard Howell

#82

  2/1/2000
  $2.50
  $4.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellRonn Sutton, James W. Fry III

#83

  3/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Tony IsabellaDan Day, Jim Mooney

#84

  4/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Tony IsabellaRonn Sutton, Dan Day

#85

  5/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Tony IsabellaDan Day, Bruce Patterson

#86

  6/1/2000
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, John Wilcox, Buddy ScaleraDave Simons, Chuck Frazier

#87

  7/1/2000
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellTod Smith, Ronn Sutton

#88

  8/1/2000
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellDan Day, Tod Smith

#89

  9/1/2000
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Janet L. HetheringtonRonn Sutton, Tod Smith

#90

  10/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellAnna-Maria Cool, Ronn Sutton

#91

  11/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Mary Jo Duffy, Frank StromDave Simons, Dan Day, Tod Smith

#92

  12/1/2000
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank StromTod Smith

#93

  1/1/2001
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellDan Day, Chuck Frazier

#94

  2/1/2001
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellRonn Sutton, Dave Simons

#95

  3/1/2001
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyJohn Heebink, Tod Smith

#96

  4/1/2001
  $2.50
  $3.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Janet L. HetheringtonRonn Sutton, Chuck Frazier

#97

  5/1/2001
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Richard HowellDan Day, Anna-Maria Cool

#98

  6/1/2001
  $2.50
  $3.00
No copies available
  Frank Strom, John A. WilcoxTod Smith, Jim Mooney

#99

  7/1/2001
  $2.50
  $2.75
No copies available
  Frank Strom, Mary Jo DuffyDan Day, Richard Howell
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