Elfquest: The Final Quest #19 Review
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Artist: Wendy Pini
Writers: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Debuting in 1978 elf quest has gained quite a following and is a pioneer for the indie comics scene. And having been a property of Marvel DC and now dark horse comics Elf quest has shown just how far an Independent comic can go. The current installment aptly titled The Final Quest it seems as though the multi-award winning Elfquest is finally coming to an end.
I’ve been hearing about elf quest since I was a kid so when I came across this title I jumped for joy at the opportunity to read it. Wendy Pini’s signature art is highly detailed and is definitely suited for a fantasy title. I love she differentiates between the different beings throughout the World of two moons especially the Wavedancers they look the coolest.
I could tell immediately that the writing of Mr and Mrs Pini is well thought out and very complex with a stellar cast of characters. The Elfquest universe it’s self is virtually unchanged in its nearly forty year history, and while that may be a hindrance for most franchises I think for elf class most endearing feature.
In this issue Cutter reunites with the Wolf riders and Go-Backs after being rescued from the Frozen Mountain but with danger looming in Iceholt the reunion is bittersweet. In the ruined Sun Village the search begins for a long lost Talisman that if it falls into the wrong hands it could spell very bad things for everyone involved.
I will admit that elf quest is not particularly my cup of tea but with its massive cult following I’d be remiss if I didn’t suggest it for other readers. Having been a mainstay since 1978 the Pini’s are definitely doing something right and with Dark Horse Comics (my favorite publisher) at the helm Elfquest with keep on rolling.