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Created by Wendy and Richard Pini (Warp Graphics, 1978)
Sitting firmly in the "How in Tartarus has this not been made into a film" department, our list comes to "Elfquest." Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" was one of comics' earliest self-publishing success stories, as the creators struck out on their own to create one of the most beautifully crafted, well thought out comic book fantasy epics of all-time. The story is sweeping in scope, combining many eras and events in the world of Two Moons. While Elfquest was an ongoing concern, it was the most daring fantasy epic being published at the time with relatable but fantastic characters guiding readers through a complex world. The Pinis' art and prose are sublime and beautiful to behold, showing that comics can be a place where fantasy can be taken to the next level of artistry. "Elfquest" recently moved to Dark Horse where the 30-plus year saga will finally reach its climax.