Elfquest...man, this takes me back. As soon as I started reading Elfquest Special: The Final Quest (an over-sized prologue to The Final Quest series) I felt a wave of nostalgia sweep over me. For anyone who enjoyed Elfquest, I highly recommend this one-shot that wraps up (but not too neatly) a lot of loose ends in the Elfquest storyline and prepares us for the Elfquest: The Final Quest series!
On the other hand, if you haven’t read the Elfquest graphic novels, or have only read one or two, this really isn’t a good entry for you to jump in on. Although they briefly explain important moments in the timeline, you will really feel lost and will leave with more questions than answers.
Personally, I love the art of the Elfquest universe, but it can seem overly classical to some. The style is very clean and crisp. I have also always enjoyed the range of hair colors, skin colors, and body types among the elves, even though the main characters all have idealized body shapes.
For the price tag (only about $6 for 64 pages of content), I can definitely say this is worth picking up for Elfquest fans!
For generations, the elves sought a safe haven against all who would do them harm. But the dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and the growing threat of a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves makes for a disastrous brew that must surely boil over.