Valentina Pinto tagged posts

Elvira Mistress of the Dark Spring One-Shot

Story by Scott Bryan Wilson, Fernando Ruiz, and Dan Parent
Art by Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent
Color by Valentina Pinto and Brittany Pezzillo
Letters by Taylor Esposito

Elvira is a unique “property” to work with. Because Elvia, the trademark, is synonymous with Elvia the character. Elvira, the character, is synonymous with Cassandra Peterson, the actress who created the persona as the host of Elvira’s Movie Macabre. In an era of recasts and reboots, there will never be another Elvira. She was the star, not Cassandra Peterson.

At the same time, Elvira has a long history in comics. But I’ve never had the chance to really read them until now. I opened this one-shot not being sure what to expect. I won’t lie when I say it took a bit to wrap my head around things...

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Calamity Kate #1

Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Valentina Pinto
Letterer: Zakk Saam

Published by Dark Horse Comics

I’m going to start at the end of this issue. Writer/Co-Creator Magdalene Visaggio give a personal look at how Calamity Kate come from her need for “creative self-destruction.” I’m torn between wishing that missive had opened the book, and loving that it was at the end because it drastically changes how I looked at the rest of the story.

This is the story of Kate Strand, redefining herself. Recently divorced, she heads west and shows up on the doorstep of her former roommate, and best friend, in L.A.

The story is a poignant look at rebuilding a life from the ruins of abandoned bridges of the past. Oh, and monster killing.

The story in issue #1 is a bit disjointed, but...

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Rainbow Brite #1

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: Brittany Williams
Colorist: Valentina Pinto
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Willow and Wisp are best friends and they play in the backyard of Willow’s house. They have a make-believe land of wizards and warriors, Willow being the wizard and Wisp being the warrior. Wisp lives wither her single mother. One night Wisp hears something outside and discovers someone is trying to break into her Mom’s car. As she looks outside, she doesn’t see people, she sees three creatures. They begin to chase hers and as she tries to escape a sprite Twink appears. He says the only way to defeat the monsters is the bright light, so Wisp runs to Willow’s house knowing that she has bright lights outside...

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