After having read Roy Thomas and P. Craig Russell's work on Elric in Epic Illustrated and in the Marvel Graphic Novel, I'm definitely hungering for more. I see that there's A LOT of Elric out there, what with the original novels, the many First Comics mini-series, the Topps series, and the current Boom! series.
The question is, which ones are more worthwhile than the others? Can I expect to find quality similar to or surpassing what I've read from Thomas and Russell thus far? Also, what's in the Graphic Novel published by First? Is it reprinting one of the Epic Illustrated stories, or is that a new team-up between Thomas and Russell? It looks like they part ways after that point, and I wonder if the magic continues without that team-up.
And how are the novels? Is there much more to be gained from reading them, or can you capture most of the magic from reading the adaptations?
Thanks in advance!