When will Elfquest Stargazer’s Hunt #5 be out?

ANSWER: The same time as #6, #7, and #8! What does that mean? We’ve been working with Dark Horse, our publisher, to find the best solution that balances three strong desires: ours to finish this important story, yours to read it, and Dark Horse’s financial needs. You all know the COVID pandemic has hit the US economy hard, including the comic book business. Single issue series – such as Elfquest – have been especially affected by COVID-related closures. So we have decided to publish the second half of Stargazer’s Hunt all at once, as a graphic novel collection, early in 2022, to follow the first volume.

First ElfQuest Novel Re-released in Print and Digital Editions

In 1982 the first five issues of the ElfQuest comic series were adapted into a prose novel by Wendy and Richard Pini. Titled Journey to Sorrow’s End, it expanded on the story, adding rich background details of Wolfrider and Sun Villager culture, and delving into the inner workings of the characters to an extent not possible in the comics format. It also included a dozen gorgeous pen-and-ink illustrations of key scenes by Wendy. The book saw several editions under different publishers, including an audiobook, but has been out of print for two decades, available to fans only by tracking down used copies from secondhand booksellers.