Book 2 graphic novel was my first experience with elfquest. I remember buying the graphic novel based on the cover and beautiful artwork... and (Don't hit me) I thought at first Cutter was female! I'm not sure why I thought that, perhaps the hair or chest but hey, I was a kid. (Hmm, now that would be interesting, what if Cutter were female, and Leetah were a guy. Hmm. Kind of like that gender reversal). I was a bit confused what was going on, but definitely hooked. I think they only had GN 2 available. I remember really finding the story of cutter getting the fever while trying to help the squirrel critter was very moving. He was so nice to help the little critter. I took the graphic novel with me to summer camp. I loved it and the beautiful art. I soon bought book 1.