Dark Horse Comics has released a special ElfQuest 40th anniversary “ashcan” promotional issue featuring special articles, tribe and character summaries, story chronology, and more. They have shipped a limited number of copies of this special publication to comics retailers for free distribution to promote ElfQuest, and will also be giving copies away at conventions and other events throughout 2018.
Boing Boing has an exclusive feature on the ashcan, including a free digital copy for download.
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.
The first and sole issue of Fantasy Quarterly was shipped to distributors and retailers somewhere toward the end of February, 1978.
Samuel Johnson said, in 1777, “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
Birthdays have the same focusing effect, as do anniversaries and other milestones along life’s journey. They’re a reflective time, an opportunity to take stock, to – as the saying goes – figure out what’s worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.