It was a comicbook series about fantasy creatures published in the 80s or 90s definitely not online since I was a kid and Internet didn't existed to me. The graphic style was European (bande dessinée) or American.

These creatures were bare chested, or wore light clothes, because I remember them being ripped, with abs and pecs, and being mélée-focused but they were not dwarves. I mean they were not stocky, but athletic. I don't remember their overall size (I don't remember a scale).

Maybe they were elves but not the tall-and-ranged-attack Tolkien type.

  • So, since you state they're not dwarves, they're definitely not short then?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Apr 12, 2019 at 14:10
  • Was it a manga-style, US style or European-style comic? Was it published in magazines, online, or as a graphic novel? Apr 12, 2019 at 14:12

1 Answer 1


Is it possible you're thinking of Elfquest? The elves in question definitely tend to very toned, and muscular. The degree of focus on mêlée varies with them using a mixture of primitive ranged weapons, and a variety of swords, knives, and clubs.

Elfquest image featuring Cutter in the foreground

Because elves were mentioned, I decided to try fantasy comic heavily muscled elves (which surprisingly did not lead me to highly NSFW results). One of the images was of Cutter, which reminded me of reading Elfquest as a child.

  • 4
    Exactly... how did you find that?, I tried with a lots of different keywords but did find nothing.
    – Bebs V
    Apr 12, 2019 at 14:22
  • 7
    @BebsV: Combination of a lucky search prompt, and having read Elfquest as a child.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Apr 12, 2019 at 14:28

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.