We’ve arrived at the final issue of the Final Quest and with it the conclusion of Cutter Kinseeker’s hero’s journey. With this episode, Ryan’s original vision for the podcast to chronicle each issue of the Final Quest series has been fulfilled. Pour a glass of dreamberry wine, grab some tissues, and join Ryan and David […]
Joellyn Auklandus, writer on ElfQuest’s “Kahvi,” “Hidden Years” and “Wild Hunt” series and creator of characters such as Lehrigen and Teir, shares her heartfelt thoughts on the conclusion of the Final Quest.
SPOILERS below for issue 24 of the Final Quest.
And so it is . . . the last issue is out, the end of the Quest has been told. Like the rest of you, I had my thoughts. . . .
Perfect and beyond perfect.
AFTER 40 YEARS, WENDY AND RICHARD PINI HAVE ANNOUNCED THE CONCLUSION OF THE LONGEST RUNNING AMERICAN FANTASY COMIC BOOK SERIES – ELFQUEST. Following the release of the final issue on February 28, the Pinis will embark on a Year-Long “40 Years of Pointed Ears” appearance tour. Celebration to include exclusive social media giveaway.
The final issue of “ElfQuest – The Final Quest” is here, and with it comes the completion of the epic Hero’s Journey of Cutter Kinseeker, the Blood of Ten Chiefs, introduced by Wendy and Richard Pini on this very day forty years…
The Final Quest draws ever closer to its conclusion. In this episode, Ryan and David tackle issue #23, an emotional rollercoaster with heart and heartbreak in equal measure and the penultimate chapter of the saga. They discuss Windkin’s lethal work, Dewshine’s threat, Dart’s full circle, Two-Edge’s valor, the Go-Backs’ armor, Treestump’s dream, the mystery of the Little Palace, Kimo’s sacrifice, Leetah’s song, the Wolfriders’ naivete, Shuna’s fate, Strongbow’s choice, the end of the Way, and more. One more issue to go!
The penultimate issue in the ultimate Elfquest series–Final Quest 23–is here!
His forces decimated by Cutter’s fierce warrior tribe, the fanatical human commander presses on, risking all to destroy the elves in their forest lair. Lives are lost on both sides. To stop the bloodshed, Cutter’s adopted human daughter Shuna risks more than even she realizes. Should she fail, the price will be war everlasting among the native humans, the elves, and the Djunsland invaders. Must Wolfrider chief Cutter, having fulfilled his bond with High One Timmain, now witness the utter destruction of all that has brought him to this fateful moment?
Sonny Strait, voice actor extraordinaire and accomplished artist, shares his thoughts on the last four years as colorist on ElfQuest: Final Quest.
Dark Horse Comics has released an exclusive four-page preview of issue 23 of the Final Quest via Bleeding Cool. The full issue will be released in comics shops and online on December 27.
See the full preview here.
Dark Horse Comics has released the cover of Final Quest issue 24, the final issue in the series. Learn more about this milestone issue in this Comic Book Resources exclusive.
The grand finale!
What words can possibly do justice to this, the grand finale to the greatest ElfQuest series of them all? Forty years in the planning and making, heroes’ journeys that were begun in the Original Quest will find 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.
Issue #22 of the Final Quest is a pivotal issue not only in the Final Quest series but in the entire 40-year-old ElfQuest saga–so much so that it took David and Ryan two episodes to discuss it. They talk Yun’s character development, the significance of High Winds Holt, the WaveDancers’ newfound purpose, Old Maggoty’s choice, the birth of Venka’s child, Leetah’s new role, the fulfillment of Skywise’s quest to reach the stars, his relationship with Cutter and Timmain, the ultimate fate of Moonshade and Strongbow, and the impact of saying goodbye.
THE TIME HAS COME. All over the World of Two Moons, elves are making their final choices, to stay or to go back to the Star Home with the Palace of the High Ones.
Dark Horse Comics has released three pages of issue 22 of ElfQuest: Final Quest. The full issue is out on October 25 in comics shops, from TFAW, and digitally from Dark Horse Digital and Comixology.
Dark Horse Comics has released the cover and issue synopsis for Final Quest issue 23. Things are heating up in the Holt in the penultimate issue of Final Quest! SPOILER ALERT.
Issue 21 of Final Quest is here!
Sometimes paths meet, and sometimes they diverge. On the World of Two Moons, both are happening–can nothing stop the process? Human warriors who have invaded the Wolfriders’ land press ever closer to the sacred Father Tree, bringing death. The ancient Glider called Door presses closer and closer to his dream to conquer the Palace of the High Ones. And for Cutter and Skywise, “brothers in all but blood,” has the time come for their paths to separate once and for all?
Here’s a teaser of issue number 21 of ElfQuest: The Final Quest. This one has some major revelations, so we are giving an extra spoiler alert this time!
Throughout the entirety of ElfQuest, Cutter and Skywise have been ”brothers in all but blood.” Now the Stargazer must make an inescapable choice–remain on the World of Two Moons with his heart-family, or travel among the stars as he has always longed. Can his bond with Cutter survive? Meanwhile, human invaders once again threaten a sacred elf-home with fire, and there is only one who can stand in their way.
Dark Horse Comics has released the cover art and teaser synopsis for issue 22 of Final Quest:
Only three issues left to go in the Final Quest story, and the peril ramps up to levels never before reached in ElfQuest. Out on the open waters, the Wavedancers renew their efforts to keep the seas free of human warships that carry deadly weapons. Yet even as the invaders press closer and closer to the sacred Father Tree, there is time for final farewells, for new lives beginning and old lives ending, as the Palace of the High Ones makes ready to depart the World of Two Moons .
Final Quest #20 is here and it’s party time in Father Tree Holt. The impending threat of gun-wielding humans doesn’t stop the elves from celebrating a new lifemating and a surprise Recognition. With Ryan off on vacation, David and special guest hosts Lisa Lannen and Katie La Salle-Lowry discuss these joyous events, plus the handing over of the mantle of chieftainship, new developments in Moonshade and Strongbow’s troubled relationship, a new look for some trolls, a lovemate for Two-Edge, Rayek growing up, the spectre of death by fire for some ancient elves, and the answer to the question, “who stays, who goes?”
Stream it above, or head to SoundCloud to download it here.
Issue 20 of Final Quest is here!
The season of white cold is in the air, but at the moment the Wolfriders are more caught up in celebration than preparing for difficult times ahead. As they learned in the First War, so many years ago, the elves know that there may be hard choices to make—and harder battles to fight. So while the blood still runs hot in their veins, Cutter and Leetah and the rest of the combined tribes party as if tomorrow will never come!
Dark Horse Comics has released a four-page preview of Final Quest issue #20.
Winter is coming, but love is still in the air! Among the Wolfriders, some celebrate new bonds while others welcome new life. Cutter holds a fateful council: it’s now time for all elves to choose-travel with the Palace back to the Star Home, or remain on the World of Two Moons. Meanwhile, the invading human warriors press closer to the very center of Iceholt, the home of the elves’ sacred Father Tree-and they bring the most fearsome weapon of all!
Dark Horse Comics has released a preview of the new graphic novel ElfQuest: Final Quest Volume 3, which collects issues 13-18 of the comic series into one full-color volume.
The book becomes available on June 28, 2017. Check it out and order your copy today.