MCC Podcast #8- Elk's Run

Elk's Run
(podcast notes)

Viillard Books

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art: Noel Tuazon
Colors: Scott A. Keating
Letters: Jason Hanley

Good to see you, Episode 8! In this episode I focus on Elk's Run, a series that deserves so much more attention then it initially received!

Check this wonderful episode out at this VERY link to do things the iTunes way. You can also giver 'er a listen by following this bad boy, if PodOmatic is more of your thing.

Elk's Run tells the story of a community of Vietnam war veterans and their families who live in a cult town with very strict rules. When tragedy strikes the town, some of the kids see it for the hellscape it really is, and try to mount an escape. One thing leads to another as the town begins a rapid descent into madness.

Fialkov builds a mythology and history surrounding a town that is easy to understand and a little frightening. The vets have a clear motive and a serious drive. Tuazon has a very sketchy, open lined approach to this art which lends itself to the tense atmosphere of the story, while Keating provides colors that give a definite contrast to the past and present of all of the main characters.

Elk's Run is a surprising story full of plot twistss and a guarantee of danger around every corner. The intense atmosphere and strangely believable cast add a peculiar amount of realism to this story chronicling the consequences of unchecked hubris. Give this book the attention it should have gotten 10 years ago by getting the new hardcover edition this November!

Well gang, I'd really appreciate an iTunes review. It helps my podcast and these books get some attention as well as the creative teams behind the,. Especially with a book like this, that is very important, as not many people have heard of this story, though they seriously should. Plus it let's me know how I'm doing! You can give it the 'ol iTunes try here or do things the PodOmatic way by clicking here!

As per usual, if you would like to contact to suggest a read or just to chat, you can send me an email at You can also strike up a conversation on Twitter by tweeting to @justdrewvg! Thanks so much for reading and listening!

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