Poison Elves Vol. 5: Sanctuary
(This review originally appeared in NextPlanetOver's The Scoop. However, its archive has since been disabled.)
Reviewed By Beth Hannan Rimmels
Writer/Artist: Drew Hayes
Poison Elves is not high conceptor if it is, Ive yet to see Hayes state its one-sentence blurb. It is, though, a high-energy yet psychologically rich, ass-kicking fantasy adventure that is as far removed from the usual fantasy elves as the Terminator is from the Keebler Elves. Dont let the "Volume 5" tag turn you away if you havent read the first four trade paperbacks. This is the first compilation of issues released by Sirius, so it begins fresh with a new story arc thats the perfect place for new readers to start. The "Sanctuary" plot line was rather long so only the first two books of it are collected here, "Deathmonks" and "Vivisection." I guarantee youll want the rest. How can you not get hooked on a story that begins with "Lusiphur has been dead roughly a year now, but hes still actively wanted by the authorities"?
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