Welcome to Eltingville that is not just me introducing you to the latest book from Dark Horse, but it is also the title of the pilot of a show that only produced the one episode titled “Bring Me The Head Of Boba Fett.” The show is based on writer Evan Dorkin’s Eisner Award-Winning comic Dork! and aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on March 3, 2002. The Eltingville Club is the next chapter in the tragic story of four older teenagers who are fans, and they’re possibly some of the worst fans who have ever lived. Dark Horse has given Comic Frontline a preview of The Elingville Club #1 by Evan Dorkin!
The Elingville Club is based on Dorkin’s days as a comic store employee at Jim Hanley’s Universe’s Richmond Avenue store in Staten Island, New York (Eltingville is one of Staten Island’s neighborhoods).
We’re calling it The Eltingville Club, because there’s never been an Eltingville comic. There’s just been a bunch of short stories over the last 20 years.
After twenty years, three Eisner Awards, and a smattering of hate mail, the Eltingville Comic Book, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Role-Playing Club is finally breaking up. When Bill’s dream job in a comic shop turns into a nightmare for the club, more than bridges and membership cards are burned in a fiery, fan-tastic finale!
* From the creator of Beasts of Burden and Milk & Cheese.
THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1
Writer: Evan Dorkin
Artist: Evan Dorkin
Cover Artist: Evan Dorkin
Publication Date: April 23, 2014
Format: FC, 32 pages; One-shot