Coming November 25, 2015. What happens when you discover who you really are—and realize you never wanted to know that soul-wrenching truth? Nightfall and Redlance lead a band of Wolfriders to try to learn the answer, just as the Wavedancers deliver dire news: the Djun’s warships have arrived. The most game-changing issue of ElfQuest ever! Preorder today at TFAW.
One of the greatest things about ElfQuest is that Wendy and Richard Pini take the time to weave an amazing level of detail and plot into each issue--even in the background art. Over the years so much that isn't necessarily a part of the main story arc, and could easily be skipped, can be seen by paying close attention to what's happening in the background. Often these moments are used tell us more about the characters' relationships and personalities. This is one reason reading ElfQuest is such a rich experience. Here are ten bits of wonderfulness from the backgrounds of ElfQuest. What other hidden gems have you found? Let us know in the comments below.
Laura Mehaffey is the head librarian at the Carolina Manga Library. On the Manga Library blog, she shares how she found Elfquest and it opened a doorway for her. “People often ask me what started me off reading comics. Be afraid, because you’re about to get some personal insight into a librarian’s childhood. Come into my childhood with me. If you dare…” Read the rest.
This just in from Germany (aka a real “Deutsche” treat)! It’s a beautiful hardcover, containing the first half of the Dark Horse “Complete EQ” volume 1. German-speaking fans, let us know how Popcom (Tokyopop in Germany) did with the translation. You can buy this edition here. Get the English version here. To find out more about other foreign translations, read here.
ElfQuest is Number One on Buzzfeed's "24 of the Most Life-Changing Graphic Novels" list.
We've only just met him, but ElfQuest's newest mystery character has gotten a profile page. What are your first impressions and wildest theories about Dre-ahn, the "loneliest of the lonely"?
Episode 19 of the ElfQuest Show podcast is live! Listen to Ryan and David dive into issue #10 of the Final Quest.
Get it at your local comic shop, order a copy from TFAW, or download it right now from Dark Horse Digital!
Interviews are always part and parcel of the San Diego Comic-Con experience. And this year was no different. Wendy and Richard sat down with Gina from Comic Wow! and talked with her about her own long-standing love of Elfquest, some of their inspirations, and where the story is headed. If you love Elfquest, you’ll love this interview. (But we do think Gina might need to bring a bit more enthusiasm next time…)
Dark Horse Comics has released a four-page preview of issue #10 of the Final Quest, which becomes available on Wednesday, July 22. For those who can’t wait until then, see the preview here. h/t to Annemarie Schoonheim Bos for the heads-up that the preview was live.
At its heart, ElfQuest is a tale of joy, happiness and positivity. That doesn't mean there isn't pain, anguish and grimness, however; you can't have light without darkness. It's exactly these painful dramatic twists that give ElfQuest emotional depth and what make the happy, quiet times all the more special. Here are twenty of the most heart-wrenching, tear-jerker moments in ElfQuest. Grab your tissues.
As many of you may have already heard, Dark Horse has come to Comixology. We are very happy for Dark Horse and are happy to let you all know that currently, three Elfquest books are now availabe on Comixology. Check them out today!
Pictured: translation for the Netherlands We get asked quite often if Final Quest is going to be translated into other languages. The answer is yes! And as you can see in the above picture, it’s starting to happen. While we cannot answer exactly which languages are being released where and when we do want to let you know it has begun. We encourage you to check your local shops, and even contact the publishers of translated comics in your country. They will have the answers.
You’ve been asking and we now have the answer, Wendy and Richard are scheduled to be at the San Diego Comic Con booth Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11. Friday, July 10th signing now starts at 10am while Saturday, July 11th starts at 11am. If you can stop by, they would love to see you! Bring your goodies to be signed or buy awesome stuff at the Dark Horse booth. You can buy the limited edition hardcover version of Final Quest Volume 1 that Dark Horse has prepared as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive.
There are some wonderful examples of good fathering and paternal love in the pages of ElfQuest. Here are twenty of the greatest dads (or dads-to-be) and most memorable fatherhood moments from over the decades.
Comic Book Resources has just published Dark Horse’s solicitations for September 2015, complete with the cover art and teaser for issue #11 of Final Quest, which hits Dark Horse digital and comic store shelves on September 23. This one’s going to be a doozy, folks: “The one issue you dare not miss! The elves’ unprecedented gathering reaches a fever pitch when Strongbow’s lifemate Moonshade, Oddbit the troll queen, Mender the healer, Skywise the stargazer, and even evil Winnowill pursue their hearts’ desires—and some dare ask for even more!
Oddbit has more in common with Madonna than just materialism!
Episode 18 of the ElfQuest Show Podcast is live and ready for your listening pleasure. David and Ryan tackle issue #9 of the Final Quest. Is this the end of the Go-Back tribe as we know it? Venka and company make their way through the troll tunnels with Two-Edge leading the way. What will they discover in the Holt? Moonshade and Strongbow finally separate – but who gets the tree den and custody of the kids? Meanwhile Sunstream might just be the World of Two Moons version of Bill Gates, and Cutter and Skywise literally become ‘high’ ones as they partake of the delights of dreamberries!
We received approval samples from Badali Jewelry and boy do we approve! What do you think? A closer look The New Moon necklace isn’t on offer yet, but when it is we will let you know. You can check out the current line of Elfquest Jewelry on Badali’s website.