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Archive for: Elfquest
Authorial self-inserts, fear and worship, and intriguing hints of other elves ahead!
Elfquest starts a new story arc with issue #6, set several years after the close of #5, and the subtitle reveals that #1-5 were just the prologue to the titular quest. It opens with Savah, the Mother of Memory, searching the psychic void and finding … a faint touch from something or someone.
I noticed more visual description in the book than I usually find in the novels I read, and I wonder if that’s due to its comic origins – setting the stage in a highly visual manner as you would draw an establishing panel – or just me seeing it more because I know the comics already?
In an attempt to get through the first 20 issues of Elfquest in less than a year and a half, I’ll be tackling issues #3 and #4 today. As always, you can read along at elfquest.com if you don’t have the paper issues.
I am writing this column on a borrowed iPad whose keyboard I am not used to. Please excuse any errors, typos, and bizarre auto-suggestions that may survive editing. If you don’t have your own copies of Elfquest, you can follow along at http://www.elfquest.com.
I was introduced to Elfquest about 1980 in Bobbie’s Books, the local used bookstore which doubled as Bryan, TX’s only comic store at the time. I wandered over to the wall racks holding comics near the register, and started poking through them. I owned all of three comics at the time, purchased as some sort […]