Dark Horse Comics has announced that the first collection of “ElfQuest – Stargazer’s Hunt” will be released March 3, 2021.
The book consists of the first four issues of the “Stargazer’s Hunt” comic series plus pages of behind-the-scenes artwork and other goodies. It will be available in print as well as in digital format via Comixology, Dark Horse Digital, Kindle and Nook.
Artist Sonny Strait had this to say about the collection.
Reading this as a whole I see more of what we’ve had brief glimpses of in ElfQuest’s past but is now a full-blown tale of the gods. But, unlike the myths of old, these gods are far more than humans with superpowers. This book really captures the tone of what it must be like to live with one foot always in the transcendent. Mystics live for such moments but these high elves are living in an almost constant state of enlightenment. But also stresses the value of getting “back down to earth” as opposed to being preoccupied with increasing your hum.
There’s never been another book like ElfQuest and there’s never been an ElfQuest like this book. It’s like a primer for spiritual existence. I for one, hope it’s a taste for what’s on the other side. It certainly feels correct on a deeply instinctive level.
More on the collection from Dark Horse Comics:
When ElfQuest: The Final Quest concluded, it ended the hero’s journey of Cutter Kinseeker, chief of the Wolfriders. But that was only the start of a new adventure for Cutter’s “brother in all but blood,” Skywise.
Now the stargazer elf, who thought he knew everything about Cutter, discovers how mistaken he was. In times past, whenever he has felt lost or empty, he has turned to the starry skies for guidance. Now is no exception. Once again Skywise sets his sights on the cosmic horizon for answers, sending him on his own epic quest from the elves’ ancestral Star Home through uncharted space, and back to the World of Two Moons.
This volume collects issues #1-#4 of Stargazer’s Hunt, with story by ElfQuest co-creators Wendy and Richard Pini, with script and layouts by Wendy Pini. Veteran ElfQuest alumnus Sonny Strait returns at full force as the artist and colorist for the new series.