How wonderful it is that Elk’s Run is finally complete. I can’t imagine the frustrations experienced by the creative team behind the book as they neared completion of the series only to see it slip away, but I can certainly guess at the elation they felt seeing the tale brought to its intended finish.
It’s hard to bring you in on the story without ruining the pervasive creepiness that begins to winnow your vision until the authors draw a tunnel of focus (quite literally in the first chapter) that opens new horrors. Elk’s Run is a quietly horrific tale about family and community, about defining one’s place in the world and how the world gets to have a say on your place in it. The exploration of this little town and how the people in it have come to isolate themselves is one of the more remarkable comics published in recent years.
It is unthinkable that this may never have reached a conclusion in print. A celebration is in order! The complete Elk’s Run release party is Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Meltdown, presented by Villard Books and ComicBookResources.com. Let me say the magic words you’ve been waiting for: alcohol will be served.
ELK’S RUN RELEASE PARTY
WED, APRIL 4 7:00 PM
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046