Every time I looked at the graphic novel section at the library, I always saw 3 volumes of a series called "ElfQuest", sitting lonely amongst the otheEvery time I looked at the graphic novel section at the library, I always saw 3 volumes of a series called "ElfQuest", sitting lonely amongst the others graphic novels. I never thought to look at them or pick them up, though they were always there. A few years went by, and last Friday, I was looking at the section, and thought, "Hmmm, I'll check out that first ElfQuest volume, just for fun." I'm glad I did.
ElfQuest follows 'Cutter', a leader of his elfin tribe, who call themselves 'Wolfriders.' The story begins when their 'Holt' (a village home) is burnt down by savage humans, who despise the elves very greatly. Cutter leads the way and haves has his tribe take refuge with supposed allies (trolls), who trick them and send them to desert, who Cutter calls "Sorrow's End". That's all I'll tell of the story, I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
Though I will say, it has everything that makes a story, or even a comic, good. Action, betrayal, romance. Wendy Pini illustrates with a cinematic eye, as if ElfQuest is an animated TV show. The level of detail is noteworthy; the landscapes, clothing, facial emotion. Ive done some research, and have found that this series was pretty popular back in the day, and still has a cult following, and I can see why. ElfQuest is one of those graphic novels that I'd buy, even if it's worth tons of money. I'm so glad I finally checked it out.