In this episode of the ElfQuest Show podcast, Ryan and David discuss issue #18 of the Final Quest. Cutter completes his latest quest in the Frozen Mountains and the guys muse on the implications of his powerful apology for both elves and trolls. They also talk about the evolution of Strongbow and Moonshade’s troubled relationship, the growing powers of the Palace Dwellers, the poor treatment Two-Edge has received in his long life, Skywise’s foibles and Venka’s big surprise. Ryan and David cover all this and more in this episode of the podcast!
Issue 18 of Final Quest is here! It’s been thousands of years since the hidden key in Cutter’s sword, New Moon, was first used. The Wolf Chief’s followers are stunned as the goal of their mysterious new quest is revealed. Elsewhere, Shuna feels a resurgence of the warrior spirit she once embraced as she and her elfin allies prepare Iceholt’s native humans for invasion. Bonds of love and loyalty deepen, and Cutter’s leadership is needed more than ever. But is he, after all he has endured, up to the task?
ElfQuest fan Damson Breet Deet posted pictures of her incredible cosplay of a pregnant Brill. She writes:
Ever since reading the Final Quest Special, I’ve often thought how amazing it would be to do a special cosplay photoshoot of Brill if I ever got pregnant again. Though we don’t live near the ocean, the stars aligned and we happened to be in SoCal this Thanksgiving when I was about 4 months along! Hope you like them. Photos taken by my hubby near Carlsbad, CA.
Dark Horse Comics has released a four-page preview of issue #18 of the Final Quest. Check it out here in this exclusive from Bleeding Cool (click on each page to view, then click again to zoom in) or directly on Dark Horse’s site here. The full issue is out in comics shops and Dark Horse Digital on January 25.
Volume Four of the Complete ElfQuest graphic novel series from Dark Horse Comics is now available for pre-order on Amazon. This fourth volume of the New York Times best-selling series has 492 pages. It collects issues from ElfQuest: Hidden Years (#10-#15) and the ElfQuest: Shards saga (#1-#16). Feast your eyes on elegant art from Wendy Pini and others. The Complete ElfQuest Volume Four becomes available on Amazon May 16, 2017.
From wild Wolfriders and colorful Wavedancers to raucous Go-Backs and mysterious Rootless Ones, the World of Two Moons is home to an exciting diversity of elfin tribes. Take our official sorting quiz and discover in which ElfQuest tribe you belong.
The ElfQuest 2017 Fan Art Calendar is here! Featuring thirteen fan-created illustrations–one for each month, plus the cover–the theme this year is “Contrasts.” Whether it’s a comparison of the wildly different twins Sunstream and Ember, a study of Timmain and Winnowill, the archetypical goddesses of light and dark, or Go-Back chieftess Kahvi and Master of the Palace Rayek, the embodiment of the adage “differences make good sparks,” each piece of art is a study in contrasts, all created by some of ElfQuest’s most dedicated fan artists.
Final Quest #17 raises as many questions as it answered. Cutter seems on the path back to sanity, but what is his newest quest all about? What does he need Two-Edge for and why is the key so important? Who is this new troll king? Will Venka crush Rayek, or will she sense the profound change in her sire? Are all the Howling Winds Holt Wolfriders moving to the Father Tree Holt? How will Shuna’s idea of teaching the human tribes of Iceholt the Djunsland tongue possibly help them survive the coming onslaught?
Dark Horse Comics has released the cover art for issue 19 of the Final Quest. The issue is available on March 22. Click through to read the spoiler-filled issue synopsis.
(Winter Special) Right now in our Redbubble Store we have four limited-time holiday designs. They’ll disappear in the New Year! So don’t miss out! (Winter Special II) (Winter Special III) (Winter Special Bordered)
Our good friend and publisher John Fleskes recently asked us a favor. He is running a charity fundraiser for a local youth center in Santa Cruz, CA. As John describes it, “Santa Cruz Hope is a safe environment that provides after school services free of charge for kids who have broken homes, no homes or simply have good parents who are down on their luck. 200-300 kids use the place daily and they depend 100% on donations to stay open.
Issue 17 of Final Quest is here! One who is dying is given an opportunity to make amends for a terrible choice that could change the world forever. One who has been saved from darkness is given a chance to demonstrate a change of heart and mind. One who has returned from among the lost makes a perilous decision that could affect the lives of all. And, at the top of the world, waits in old, brutal enemy. Get the issue from your local comics shop, order it from TFAW or download it immediately from Dark Horse Digital.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is offering signed copies of ElfQuest: The Gallery Edition. This one-of-a-kind edition collects the very first five issues of ElfQuest in their gorgeous original glory. Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding her original art as a fan can get. It’s a must-own for all ElfQuest fans. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium.
The Final Quest Volume Three is now available for pre-order from Amazon and TFAW. This graphic novel will collect issues 13-18 of the Final Quest comic series into one volume. The book will be released on June 28, 2017. Final Quest Volume One and Volume Two are available from your favorite book retailer. Also, both volumes (as well as many others) signed by Wendy and Richard Pini are for sale right here in the Elfquest Shop!
Dark Horse Comics has released its four-page preview of issue #17 of the Final Quest. Check it out here.
The classic picture of Nightfall and her wolf friend Woodshaver is being released again at our Redbubble store. There will be two versions of the picture. One will be a distressed version (seen above), that gives you that “lived in” feel. And the other will be regular version (seen below) . We are also excited to announce that we will be making our other previous designs available again, for a limited time! If you missed One-Eye & Clearbrook, Ember, or the Hidden Ones, now is your time to get them.
Volume 3 of Dark Horse Comics' Complete ElfQuest series is here! Volume 3 continues the story of Cutter and the Wolfriders and collects ElfQuest: Hidden Years #1-5 reprinted in full color as it was originally published; ElfQuest: Hidden Years #8-9.5; and the entire ElfQuest: Dreamtime series. The more than 400 page trade paperback includes a cover gallery and commentary from Wendy and Richard Pini themselves.
This year we celebrate Halloween with some of the best homages to ElfQuest's own wicked sorceress, Winnowill.
Have begun work on “Elfquest – the Final Quest” issue 18, which turns out to be another long one…24 pages. But then, why not? Since it wraps up the 6 issues that comprise “Final Quest Volume 3,” it better be a doozy! Very much have that same feeling as back in the early 80s when I embarked on Book 4 of the Classic Quest. Terror? Indeed! For, as well planned out as this thing is, the story must be brought home as the total catharsis we’ve always envisioned.
In this episode Ryan and David focus on issue #16 of the Final Quest and continue the conversation about Rayek's attack on the humans, then dive into Reef's encounter with Winnowill, Korafay's floating ability, the origins of the "Scary Ones," the role of both Cutter's key and Two-Edge in the next Quest--and like the issue, much, much more. Click through to listen.