Elk's Run

Elk's Run

Graphic Novel - 2007 | 1st ed
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Featuring more than 100 pages of never-before-seen material!

The Harvey Award—nominated sensation that rocked the comics world–and left readers hanging in sheer suspense–is now a full-length graphic novel that finally carries the stunning Elk’s Run saga to its shocking conclusion.

The town of Elk’s Ridge, West Virginia, was built on a dream: The dream of war-scarred Vietnam veterans to live in peace and harmony, in a place untouched by violence, crime, corruption, or greed. A living Norman Rockwell painting, governed by the most basic values and free of all things considered undesirable by its founders. It was supposed to be paradise. And for a while, it was.

Over the years, some in Elk’s Ridge have grown restless. They fear their refuge has become a prison . . . or a tomb. And they yearn to do the forbidden: escape. But when one desperate bid for freedom ends in a tragic accident, a heinous act of mob justice suddenly tears the idyllic mask from this promised land and the evil its residents sought to keep out blooms from within. Now, as a deadly chain reaction of events threatens the future of Elk’s Ridge, its elders gird for battle against the real world. And a group of terrified teens prepare to make their own stand–against the people they once trusted and the only life they’ve ever known. Because there’s nothing left to do but fight or die.

A chillingly lyrical tale, rendered in starkly beautiful, visceral artwork, Elk’s Run is an unforgettable and unrelentingly powerful graphic novel event not to be missed.

With an introduction by Charlie Houston, author of Already Dead

Baker & Taylor
Elk's Ridge, a town built by Vietnam veterans, was supposed to be a Rockwellian utopia, but when its residents become restless and try to leave, resulting in a tragic accident and mob justice, the evil inside the community is revealed.

& Taylor

John Kohler, a teenager who has lived his entire life in Elk's Ridge, West Virginia, has no idea why the town has sealed itself off from the rest of the world and no idea why no one is ever allowed to leave the small, remote mining town, until he discovers the sinister secrets of the town and of his own father. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Villard, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345495112
Branch Call Number: GN FIA
Characteristics: 215 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Tuazon, Noel
Keating, Scott


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metalsox Oct 29, 2011

This might be one of the best overlooked books sitting on any library's shelf. I know I kept putting it off to read but am really glad I finally did!
Imagine growing up in a town secluded from the rest of the world because its evil according to your parents. They turned a hidden town into a paradise for many Vietnam veterans hand picked to live in the town. Although with some teenage angst and being told "No" All the best plans go bad. All suspense and little horror this reads like it came out of a newspaper article.

My only complaint about the book is the artwork can make it a little hard to tell exactly what is going on at first but once you start to get the hang of it you hardly notice.


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