Damning with faint praise. I'm not sure what "a cheese-core, Keane-eyed saga of yesteryear" is supposed to mean, but the original 20 issue run of Elfquest is among my favorite things ever. In serialized format it had great action, fantastic characters, and epic plot twists. Like Lost, only with an ending. Sure the Elves can seem girly but the Pinis brought a feminist and female sensibility to comics that even 30 years on seems radical.