Dark Horse Comics has announced the end of ElfQuest: The Final Quest with issue #24, bringing an end to the beloved genre bending series.
After 40 years of award-winning content, Wendy and Richard Pini are now stepping away from their popular series, ElfQuest, for a well-deserved break and to focus on other creative projects.
“How simple, like the closing of a door, a 40-year labor of love comes to the conclusion we ordained so long ago…Richard and I can barely express our joy at the love we’re receiving from fans around the world. We return that love and look forward to our continued association with Dark Horse. Nothing’s more fun for us than being the guiding hands behind other creators’ interpretations of the elves.”– Wendy Pini
“I’ve followed ElfQuest since it’s very first publication. It took me several decades to finally bring Richard and Wendy’s wonderful creation to Dark Horse, and we’re proud they’ve chosen us to present the final chapters of their epic story…As a publisher, I couldn’t find better people to work with. As a fan, I couldn’t be more honored.” – Mike Richardson, Dark Horse President & Founder
ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24 finds heroes’ journeys that started in the Original Quest coming to their resolutions here. Fateful events set in motion last issue continue to have unstoppable consequences, as dire battles are fought on both the physical and the spiritual realms. Now decisions must be made that will affect everyone—elves and humans alike— on the World of Two Moons far into the future. Can the Great Wheel of time and history, broken so many thousands of years ago, ever be made whole again?
(*The information below has been updated and corrected.)
ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24 is set to release on February 28th, 2018 and is available for preorder at your LCS! February 28th, 2018 also marks the 40th anniversary of ElfQuest #1’s release. So, to commemorate this occasion, Things From Another World Portland will host Richard and Wendy on February 22nd, 2018 from 6-9 PM for a special signing! Fans are welcome to RSVP on Facebook.
Praise for ElfQuest…
“A well-told and exquisitely illustrated story that should be in every teen and graphic novel collection.”—School Library Journal
“In an industry that expects readers to turn over every five or six years, some books are simply so good they resonate with generation after generation of comics fans.”—Major Spoilers
“One of the most beautifully crafted, well thought out comic book fantasy epics of all time.”—Comic Book Resources
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