Elfquest: Final Quest #1

Elfquest: Final Quest #1

Writer: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini Artist: Wendy Pini Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 9
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The Wolfriders' chief, Cutter, knows that change is coming. His tribe's proximity to the Palace of the High Ones, a mysterious and magical oasis, makes this inevitable. As Cutter's daughter Ember, chief of her own tribe, shares her father's efforts to preserve the old ways amongst their kin, the human tyrant, Angrif Djun, ascends the mountain her clan call home and rocks the foundation of their peaceful existence.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Kimberly Gibson Jan 22, 2014

    As you may guess I give this issue 5 out of 5 and even though it is amazing, I would suggest reading earlier issues in order to get a better feel for the series before jumping into Final Quest. However, this issue does give you an Elfquest 101 introduction to help you out if you are a first timer. Just read all of them and say hello to insomnia. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jan 23, 2014

    If youre looking for some engaging fantasy, dont miss Elfquest: The Final Quest! Its something special and will pull you in from the first time you read it! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Jan 21, 2014

    It's obviously not for everyone, and it will always struggle to shed its 'cutesy' reputation, but ElfQuest really isn't like any other comics currently hitting the shelves. Although it's not this reviewer's usual cup of tea, it's a nice change from the familiar superheroes and gritty indie comics I'm used to. I'm admittedly a noob to the series, but I will happily take a look at future issues. Dark Horse may well have picked a winner here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Jan 22, 2014

    ElfQuest is a series which requires a bit of patience and dedication on the part of the reader. However there is clearly something to the series, having maintained a niche audience for over thirty years, while the fantasy genre has struggled for larger acceptance with mainstream comics fan. With the success of more recent properties like Game of Thrones and The Hobbit movie adaptions perhaps the time is finally right for ElfQuest to be introduced to a new generation of readers. It's certainly worth taking a look at especially if you are interested in following the career of one of comic's first female artists self-publishing in a male dominated medium. ElfQuest can get surprisingly dark at times although it's tempered with many moments of levity to balance things out. Overall there is something here for all fans of the fantasy genre to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Eduardo Gueiros Jan 29, 2014

    Overall, this first issue is a very enjoyable read that works as an excellent setup for the rest of Richard and Wendy Pinis story. The multitude of elements in the series promises to unveil the secrets surrounding the protagonists and the motivations of those who cause conflict, which will hopefully result in another successful chapter of Elquest. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jan 23, 2014

    Elfquest books always look the same, and they dont particularly belong to a decade or time period. The direction of the panels, the color pallets and the overall art style never seems to give way to aging. Wendy Pini has found an artistic fountain of youth, and has been able to infuse timelessness into the comic that is Elfquest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 22, 2014

    "Elfquest: The Final Quest" #1 is a good start to this new bi-monthly series. Old fans will find a lot to enjoy here, and newer readers should hopefully not be too lost. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Culture Mass - Andy Mansell Jan 22, 2014

    A first issue of an acclaimed comic book that will leave new readers scratching their pointless ears. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jan 24, 2014

    This bit of Elfquest didn't appeal, being rather dull and slow. It is however early days for this particular saga and the issue itself did have some worthwhile points. For the time being however I couldn't recommend this, and would only suggest trying it if you're already a fan of the franchise. Read Full Review

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