WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF TWO MOONS

Join Cutter, chief of the feral Wolfriders, on his quest to find other elves on a savage, primitive world. Wendy and Richard Pini's epic saga continues in Elfquest: The Final Quest, available now from Dark Horse Comics.

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Cool Elfquest tools for the web

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Reminders! We’ve got an Elfquest Avatar Maker, an Elf Name Generator, and, if that isn’t enough, Your Wolfrider Name. Read the rest and comment

ELFQUEST “FINAL QUEST” #9 PREVIEW!

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The misfit trolls return to battle the eager Go-Backs, to the delight of Two-Edge, who forms an astonishing alliance. Meanwhile, Rayek hungers to partake of the increased magical power of those who dwell within the Palace. But Cutter’s greatest concern is Angrif Djun’s massive war fleet, which seeks to crush all elves and their allies. Read the preview at CBR (Thanks Stefan Gerritsen) Read the rest and comment

Strongbow at the Antwerp Convention #5

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On Sunday, April 26th was the Antwerp Convention #5. Siwan Lesbeth brought her A-game to cosplay the silent archer Strongbow. Even building a section of his cage from Blue Mountain. Check out some of her work in progress. Like Strongbow, she makes her own arrows. Almost there! Siwan has her coplay page on Facebook. Read the rest and comment

Elfquest in education

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Jeff Meade (@mobilejpop) asked us if Homer’s Odyssey influenced the Elfquest hero’s journey. We told him: “It’s not that the Odyssey influenced Elfquest, it’s that both stories follow the same mythic form. Odysseus is a classic hero, who follows the classic Hero’s Journey – check out what Joseph Campbell has written about that. Cutter follows the very same template, which goes far back in storytelling and cultural history.” Jeff let us know that he planned on using Elfquest in his history classroom this week and he kindly shared with us on twitter some awesome photos. Read the rest and comment

Huntress Skyfire captured on film

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Elfquest fans know how to cosplay. Here’s Hope Keyes, who took bow in hand and became the fierce Huntress Skyfire, escaping into the woods for some fun. She said the bugs were horrendous, but we’re glad she braved them. See more of her awesome work here. Read the rest and comment

1.6m pages of Elfquest read online this month

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A record, up from just 135,000 for the same period last year! In addition to bookmarking our recently-updated homepage and comic viewer, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and RSS. But the web’s no substitute for physical books—or the latest high-res issues—from Dark Horse Comics. Read the rest and comment

20 Greatest Wolf Moments in ElfQuest

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The Wolfriders are the main company of ElfQuest, and they wouldn’t be Wolfriders without their wolf-friends. Some of the wolves are notable characters in their own right. In fact, certain wolves are as beloved among the fans as the elves themselves. Here are twenty of the greatest wolf moments from over the decades. How many do you remember? Which ones did we miss? Read the rest and comment

Final Quest #10 cover and teaser

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Click the image for some tantalizing spoilers…

The ElfQuest Show Podcast Celebrates One Year

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April 15th marks the one-year anniversary of the debut of the ElfQuest Show podcast. The show is the internet’s only podcast series dedicated exclusively to ElfQuest (in fact, it’s one of the only podcasts focused on a specific comic series, period). Hosted by ElfQuest über-geeks Ryan Browne and David Mizejewski, each episode dives deep into the world of Cutter and the Wolfriders, with a focus on The Final Quest. In its first twelve months, the show has gotten over 12,500 listens.  Read the rest and comment

Fantastic fan-art fashion ideas

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Over at Polyvore, lowkie-runya has posted an amazing array of everyday wear inspired by a variety of Elfquest characters. It’s not cosplay, but we love it. If you like her Elfquest collection you should check out her other amazing creations here. Read the rest and comment

Go-Back Thursday

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Nothing like a little look back on Throw Back Thursday, but how about a little Go-Back Thursday? Back in the day, in her spare moments, Wendy would sketch or scribble characters or scenes, thinking “out loud” with her pen or pencil. Here is an early look at Kahvi coming into being. Especially in the drawing on the lined paper, the Go-Back chief’s smoldering sensuality is already well established. Read the rest and comment

Elfquest cosplay photo gallery

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Elfquest’s had a strong cosplaying community since the series was first published in 1978. Over the years, the cosplay we’ve seen has grown, and we’re always happy to see the creations each fan comes up with. We wish we could showcase each and every cosplay—and do or best to showcase every one on Twitter and Facebook. But rest assured, there’s so much out there that a search the internet will always reveal more. Presented here are just a few recent efforts—a taste of what we have seen. Read the rest and comment

Guerrilla ElfQuest: Fans Scatter Comics Throughout Community

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Sometimes fans go above and beyond the call of duty to help get the word out about the awesomeness of ElfQuest. The most recent star fan is Emily Dionne, who purchased multiple copies of Dark Horse’s reprinting of the very first ElfQuest issue for just one dollar, and distributed them throughout her community. Read the rest and comment

“Final Quest” makes Amazon’s “Best Spring Reads” list

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Opened up our email and this jumped out from the fine folks at Dark Horse Comics: “Just wanted to give you a heads up. We got word from our Book Market crew that ElfQuest: The Final Quest volume 1 was selected as an Editors Pick in Comics and Graphic Novels for the Spring Reads program they’re doing. Exciting shout out!” (You may have to click through the listing to find it, but it’s definitely there.) This, coming hot on the heels of The Complete Elfquest volume 2 making the New York Times bestseller list just one month ago, has us giddy. Read the rest and comment

Five Reasons Tyleet’s “Little Patch” Story is Quintessential ElfQuest

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There are many kinds of ElfQuest stories: epic quests, light-hearted one-shots, dark cautionary tales, and even silly Worldpool what-ifs. Among them are stories that perfectly capture the ultimate spirit of what makes ElfQuest touch our souls. The “Little Patch” tale told in Hidden Years #3 is one of them. The story is told in flashback by Tyleet and recounts her tale of raising an orphaned human child rejected by his superstitious birth tribe because of the red-brown birthmark on his face. Read the rest and comment

Why there are no elf-human hybrids in Elfquest.

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The question comes up, from time to time, about whether or not there can be elf-human cross-breeds in the world of Elfquest. The short answer is no. Here’s the longer answer, with amplification (maybe even up to 11): We (Wendy and Richard) decided long ago, at the very beginning, that there would be no elf-human hybrids in the world of Elfquest. Mostly, we did this for one very good reason: many other fantasy worlds allow them. To us, the elf-human mix has become, well, kind of tired and a bit boring. Read the rest and comment

Listen to Episode 17 of The ElfQuest Show Podcast

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There’s a new episode of the ElfQuest Show podcast ready for your listening pleasure. This time hosts Ryan Browne and David Mizejewski plunge into the exciting events of issue #8 of the Final Quest. What will be the repercussions of Shenshen’s decision? Are Korafay and Reef lovemates? Will Strongbow and Moonshade really separate? Is Rayek being melodramatic? Go-Back orgies! And of course, who are the new mystery elves revealed in that gorgeous two-page spread? All are discussed in geeky detail in episode 17 of the podcast. Read the rest and comment

Finding Lost Elfquest Treasure

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Elfquest has been going strong for a long time. Many readers and collectors have followed the story since the beginning, and new ones join the pack every day. Sometimes, though, for any number of reasons, someone needs to let go their collection of comics or books, and these “lost children of the High Ones” find their way to eBay or used book stores or flea markets – where some lucky new reader may find them. These comics were spotted in a shop in Simi Valley, California just yesterday. Read the rest and comment

Behind The Scenes – part 1

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As long as Elfquest has been around, readers have been fascinated with the artwork. There is literally no other comic book series in which the art manages perfectly to blend the airy and cartoony sensibility of a manga sensei like Osamu Tezuka, with the mass and power of a master like Jack Kirby. That’s what series artist Wendy Pini brings to Elfquest every issue. Often, people ask “How do you put together a page?” In the coming days and weeks, we’ll showcase examples of the many answers to that simple-seeming question. Read the rest and comment

“What the **** are those things?!”

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This is exactly what David Mizejewski and Ryan Browne, creators and producers of the one-and-only Elfquest Show podcast, said when they first laid eyes on the newly-released Final Quest #8. (By the way, that issue is out in comic shops today, Wednesday, March 25, as well as available as a digital download right here from Dark Horse Digital.) What do we know about them? They are elves, descendants of the original Firstcomers. (This is, after all, still Elfquest, not Ent-quest or Dryad-quest or Heap-quest or Swamp-Thing-quest.) They look pretty spooky. Read the rest and comment