Monday, December 1, 2014

Elfquest: The Final Quest #6

   The ElfQuest series has become a complex mythology in its own right, with a vast cast of compelling characters.

   If you're a new reader, jumping in here would be tough sledding. You're going to be hit with so many character and concepts that you'll have a tough time sorting them out.

   Heck, I've been reading the series practically since it started (a few issues were out before I caught on), and I struggle in places.

   But for those who know the story (and new collections of those earlier issues are on the way), this is a terrific series.

   This issue is all about regrouping and setting the stage for the upcoming final conflict between humans and elves. Having just survived a near-fatal encounter, Cutter and his people must decide whether to fight or flee - so they consult with each other and with ancestors from the other side of the veil.

   As always, the art by Wendy Pini is wonderful, walking the line between lush environmental settings, fantasy creations and heroic ideals.

    The series is an impressive work of art and well worth the investment of time required. Highly recommended!

Grade: A-


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