Andrew Foley on Elk’s Run!
While each issue of the series provides an interesting read, I’m glad I read the first three issues in this collected edition, as it let me better appreciate the unusual structure Fialkov’s chosen to tell this story. Even though the first story page cleverly foreshadows the plot’s progression, read on its own, the first issue could give a misleading impression of what the book’s about--it appears to be a story of teenage rebellion. While that element is certainly a part of the tapestry ELK’S RUN’s creators are weaving, the story is much larger than that. It’s only by the end of the third issue that we get a sense of exactly how bad things are going to get for everyone in Elk’s Ridge.