Who

What

CS Archive

News

Film

TV

SF/Fantasy

ComicBooks

Leftovers

Video/DVD

Links

Contact

Home

 

 

 

 

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
Publisher: Sirius

Poison_Elves_small.jpg (18043 bytes)Poison Elves is not high concept—or if it is, I’ve 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. Don’t let the "Volume 5" tag turn you away if you haven’t 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 that’s 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 you’ll want the rest. How can you not get hooked on a story that begins with "Lusiphur has been dead roughly a year now, but he’s still actively wanted by the authorities"?

1999 NextPlanetOver.