Elfquest Was (and Still Is, I Suppose) So Hot!

I discovered this comic when I was in my mid-teens.  It was pretty adult-oriented, in terms of subject matter, the characters, and the relationships those characters had.  Oh, my God!  Was it ever hot to the touch, though.  These cute characters living like nomads, sometimes just trying to get by.  There was a lot of intimacy expressed between everyone, as there weren't that many in the tribe, so everyone pretty much knew everyone else's business.

Then there was the attire!  Oh, those plunging necklines, exposed midriffs and fit, compact bodies that were only half-dressed on a normal day!  I instantly fell in love with all of the female characters, and admired the male cast so much.  I empathized with their plight, enjoyed their victories, and mourned their losses.  And I loved how they kept going.  Every new issue explored new ideas.  It was a really fascinating world to explore.  And me, in my mid-teens, with hormones raging out-of-control and my attention still soaking up new, exciting experiences?  Reading this was heavenly for me back then.  Kudos to Wendy and Richard Pini, the comic's creators.  Hope they're still rocking, after all these years.
UnderEli UnderEli
46-50, M
1 Response Jul 10, 2010

Yes they are still "rocking". For years they have been trying to get a movie going. There are many newish EQ comics out.

Thank-you for your comment. It's nice to meet another EQ fan on here.

I didn't keep up with any EQ series after Kings of The Broken Wheel series, although I saw that Cutter and some of the other original Wolfriders went their own way, leaving Ember the new chief. That was a pretty cool twist, although hardly unexpected.

I stopped visiting comic stores some time ago, and didn't try any other EQ-type series. I do look at the EQ page on facebook occasionally. I really indulged in it during my teens and twenties. I wore EQ themed t-shirts, bought a series of figurines, read the Journey to Sorrow's End EQ novel, and collected a few EQ satires. It's mostly nostalgia for me now.