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Exhibition Geppi Gems

Elfquest, no. 1, 1979. Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (018.01.00) © Warp Graphics, Inc.


Elfquest, a fantasy comic series created by Wendy and Richard Pini, was an early self-published comic series that told the stories of various elf tribes living on an earth-like planet. The series has become an international sensation, producing related novels, toys, board games, and music and film. This series was significant in the history of fantasy comics, which reemerged in the 1970s as a popular comic book genre after the decline of science fiction and fantasy comics in the 1950s.