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ElfQuest #3
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November 12th, 2017 by Rusty

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ElfQuest #3 cover

ElfQuest #3

Date: December 1978
Publisher: WaRP Graphics
Cover Price: $1.00
2017 Price Range: $3 – $30
Stats: 32 color pages plus Rayek pin-up art, Meet the Wolfriders and Elfquotes letters page
Writers: Wendy and Richard Pini
Artist: Wendy Pini
Notable Notes: Cutter and Rayek battle for Leetah’s love!

Fight For Your Right

Would you fight, literally fight, to win the heart of your sweetie? What about your job? Or your family? Or your home? Or your comic book collection? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sure, we’ve all heard of fighting for true love, but as I read this comic I asked myself “What do I consider worth fighting for?” It gave me a little bit to ponder… but not for too long, because I had the rest of the comic to read! Here is a great comic – beautifully rendered and fun to read!

Synopsis:

The Challenge: In ElfQuest #2 the leader of the Wolfriders, Cutter, discovered (and fell for) the beautiful Leetah. He also met her beau de jour, Rayek. Their rivalry heats up in this issue as the two of them both lay claim to her affections. Finally, a challenge is issued and the two Elf men must take part in three challenges – and win all three if they want to win Leetah’s hand! Through their battles of strength, wits and courage we see how they stack up. Cutter wins the first two challenges, but the third one proves too difficult for him to overcome. But when Rayek’s life is put in serious danger Cutter forgets all else and, literally, lends a helping hand to the distinguished competition!

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 4 stars – I liked the story here. The pacing and story-line were both better than last issue. Plus, who doesn’t like a classic “men fight over a woman” story?!
  • Art: 5 stars – Amazing! I am astounded at the great art in this series! The drawings are fantastic and the colors are just unbelievable! I found myself stopping and admiring the art several times while reading the story. (FYI: I am reading these issues online, on my Mac, which is beautiful – I am not sure how the physical books hold up in this respect.)
  • Fun Factor: 5 stars – I really enjoyed reading this issue. The story was compelling, the art was a total blast, and we readers are set up for some great future issues!

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