Friday, March 2, 2018

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24

   This issue brings us to the end of a long and powerful trail for ElfQuest.

   For decades the adventures of Cutter, the Chief of the Wolfriders, and his allies, enemies and family have poured out of creators Wendy and Richard Pini, and it's a bit of a shock to realize that this is the end.

   The story they've created is epic in scale, covering a staggering number of characters representing assorted races - humans, trolls, high ones and numerous incarnations of elves.

   It's been a 40-year effort loaded with imagination, adventure and lots of heart.

   I'm not sure it's possible for a final issue with so many characters and stories, carried over so many years, to manage to tie it all up in a tidy bow - but this comes very close.

   It's touching and surprising - and if there's a plot still dangling out there somewhere, I must've missed it.

   It's an impressive accomplishment - a long run of tremendous art and powerful storytelling. Kudos to the Pinis!

Grade: A


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