List of Elfquest publications

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Elfquest is a comic book series created by Wendy and Richard Pini in 1978. The comics and related works of prose fiction tell the story of the elves of the World of Two Moons, particularly the elfin tribe called the Wolfriders.

Elfquest was first published in the short-lived Fantasy Quarterly anthology in 1978; after one appearance there, it was published as a stand-alone series which began with issue 2. (The FQ material was later republished as issue 1). Since then it has branched into multiple titles, many of which were re-absorbed into a single title which ran from 1996-1999. Since then Warp Graphics, after publishing a few single issues and graphic novels, has signed over publishing rights to DC Comics. They publish reprints in manga-like graphic novel format, as well as new material. In 2003 DC Comics also began re-releasing the original collections in re-colored hardcover format. These are considered to be "the definitive version" of the books by the authors themselves.[1]

Original material by publication date[edit]

(This list includes only the first publication date for a given publication. It does not include reprint material.)

Comics[edit]

  • 1978: Fantasy Quarterly 1 [anthology]
  • From 1978-1992, Elfquest was published as a series of consecutive titles:
    • 1978-1984: Elfquest: The Original Quest - 20 story issues plus one "extra" issue (#21); #1 reprints the story from Fantasy Quarterly 1; #21 was a "bonus" issue containing fan letters about the end of the quest, background sketches, published reviews, editorials, and other behind the scenes material (sort of a mini-Gatherum).
    • 1980: Epic Illustrated #1: anthology work containing new Elfquest short, "Homespun" (Not originally identified as an Elfquest story, but its characters subsequently reappear in the Original Quest)
    • 1986: Warp Graphics Annual, containing "Courage, By Any Other Name..."
    • 1986-1988: Siege at Blue Mountain - 8 issues
    • 1988-1990: Kings of the Broken Wheel - 9 issues
  • In 1992, the Elfquest series split into several concurrently-running series:
    • 1992-1996: Hidden Years - 30 issues (29 numbered issues plus issue 9.5)
    • 1992-1996: New Blood - 35 issues
    • 1993-1995: Blood of Ten Chiefs - 20 issues
    • 1993-1994 WaveDancers I (not considered canonical, also known as Original WaveDancers) - 6 issues, created by Julie Ditrich, Bruce Love and Jozef Szekeres, also known as BMP (Black Mermaid Productions)..
      • This story's non-canon status may be due to a contractual dispute between its creators and the Pinis
    • 1993: New Blood Summer Special - 1 issue
    • 1994: Elfquest Bedtime Stories - anthology work containing several new shorts
    • 1994-1996: Shards - 16 issues
    • 1994-1996: The Rebels - 12 issues
    • 1994-1996: Jink - 12 issues
    • 1995-1996: Kahvi - 6 issues
    • 1995-1996: Two-Spear - 5 issues
    • 1996: WaveDancers II Special - 1 issue
  • In 1996, the Elfquest lines were merged into a single monthly anthology comic containing several storylines.
    • 1996: Metamorphosis - 1 issue
    • 1996-1999: Elfquest II - 33 issues, containing the following storylines:
      • "Dreamtime" (Elfquest II 4-7, 9-13, 15-16, 18)
      • "Fire-Eye" (Metamorphosis, Elfquest II 1-7, 9-14, 16-17, 19-22
      • "Futurequest" (Metamorphosis, Elfquest II 10-11, 13-15, 17, 19-20, 22)
      • "Mr. Beat" (Elfquest II 9, 27)
      • "Return to Centaur" (an Elfquest - Xanth crossover story) (Elfquest II 19, 23-24, 28, 30-31)
      • "Rogue's Curse" (Metamorphosis, Elfquest II 1, 3, 8-10, 12-13, 15-17, 20, 22, 24-26, 28-30)
      • "Tiny Toons" (Elfquest II 16, 25, 27)
      • "Wavedancers" (Metamorphosis, Elfquest II 1-2, 5, 21, 23-24, 27-28, 30-31)
      • "Wild Hunt" (Metamorphosis, Elfquest II 1-7, 10-12, 14-15, 18, 20-30, 32-33)
      • "Wolfrider!" (Elfquest II 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33)
      • "Worldpool" (Elfquest II 2, 3, 4, 17, 18, 26, 31)
  • Several mini-series or one-issue stories were also published during the run of the ElfQuest anthology
    • 1997: Kings Cross - 2 issues
    • 1997: Worldpool - 1 issue
    • 1998: Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #1: anthology work containing new Elfquest short, "Jury"
    • 1998: Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #4: anthology work containing new Elfquest short, "Rogue's Curse"
    • 1998: Elfquest: The First Twenty Years: anthology work containing new Elfquest short, "The Heart's Way" and reprinting "Homespun" and "Courage, By Any Other Name"
  • After the Elfquest anthology comic came to an end in 1999, new material continued to be released in the form of one-issue stories, or as new material added to the Reader's Collections (which were primarily reprints of previously-published storylines)
    • 1999: Wolfrider - Reader's Collection containing the conclusion to the storyline begun in Elfquest II
    • 2001: Wolfshadow Summer Special - 1 issue
    • 2001: Recognition Summer Special - 1 issue
    • 2002: In All But Blood - Reader's Collection containing two new Elfquest shorts, "Troll Games and Soul Names" and "Full Circle" and reprinting "Wolfshadow" and "The Heart's Way"
  • In 2003, Elfquest was licensed to DC Comics. Since then, new material has been released
    • 2004: The Searcher and the Sword (graphic novel)
    • 2006: The Discovery - 4 issues
  • Since 2013, new comics as well as more reprints have been published by Dark Horse Comics
    • 2013 and ongoing: The Final Quest, starting with a #0 Special, projected to run to 24 issues.

Prose fiction[edit]

Nonfiction and game material[edit]

  • 1981: The ElfQuest Gatherum #1 - background material book
  • 1984: Elfquest Roleplaying Game: Elfbook & Worldbook
  • 1985: Elfquest Roleplaying Game: The Elfquest Companion
  • 1988: The ElfQuest Gatherum #2 - background material book
  • 1997: The Big ElfQuest Gatherum - background material book (reprints from ##1 and 2 plus new material)
  • 1998: Elfquest: The First Twenty Years
  • 1999: The Wolfrider's Guide to the World of ElfQuest - background material book

Graphic novels / reprints[edit]

  • Donning/Starblaze (color)
    • Elfquest Book 1 (Elfquest I 1-5) (1981)
    • Elfquest Book 2 (Elfquest I 6-10) (1982)
    • Elfquest Book 3 (Elfquest I 11-15) (1983)
    • Elfquest Book 4 (Elfquest I 16-20) (1984)
  • The Complete ElfQuest (Father Tree Press) (recolored)
    • Vol. 1 - Fire and Flight (Elfquest I 1-5) (1988)
    • Vol. 2 - The Forbidden Grove (Elfquest I 6-10) (1988)
    • Vol. 3 - Captives of Blue Mountain (Elfquest I 11-15) (1988)
    • Vol. 4 - Quest's End (Elfquest I 16-20) (1988)
    • Vol. 5 - Siege at Blue Mountain (Siege at Blue Mountain 1-4) (1988)
    • Vol. 6 - The Secret of Two-Edge (Siege at Blue Mountain 5-8) (1989)
    • Vol. 7 - The Cry From Beyond (Kings of the Broken Wheel 1-4) (1991)
    • Vol. 8 - Kings of the Broken Wheel (Kings of the Broken Wheel 5-8) (1992)
    • Hidden Years (Hidden Years 1-5) (1992)
    • Vol. 9 - Rogue's Challenge (Hidden Years 6-9.5) (1994)
    • New Blood (New Blood 1-5) (1993)
    • Bedtime Stories (New Blood 1, 7, 10) (1994)
  • Reader's Collections (Wolfrider Books) (black and white)
    • RC Vol. 1 - Fire and Flight (Elfquest I 1-5) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 2 - The Forbidden Grove (Elfquest I 6-10) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 3 - Captives of Blue Mountain (Elfquest I 11-15) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 4 - Quest's End (Elfquest I 16-20) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 5 - Siege at Blue Mountain (Siege at Blue Mountain 1-4) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 6 - The Secret of Two-Edge (Siege at Blue Mountain 5-8) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 7 - The Cry From Beyond (Kings of the Broken Wheel 1-4) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 8 - Kings of the Broken Wheel (Kings of the Broken Wheel 5-8) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 8a - Dreamtime (Elfquest II 4-7, 9, 11-13, 15-18) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 8b - In All But Blood (2002)
    • RC Vol. 9 - Rogue's Curse (Elfquest II 1, 3, 8-10, 12-13, 15-17, 20, 22, 24-26) (2000)
    • RC Vol. 9a - Wolfrider (Elfquest II 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 9b - Blood of Ten Chiefs (Blood of Ten Chiefs 1-7, 10-11) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 9c - Kahvi (Kahvi 1-6, Two-Spear 1-5) (2000)
    • RC Vol. 9d - Chief's Howl (Blood of Ten Chiefs 12-15, 18-20) (2001)
    • RC Vol. 10 - Shards (Hidden Years 8-15) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 11 - Legacy (Hidden Years 16-22) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 11a - Huntress (Hidden Years 23-29) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 11b - The Wild Hunt (Elfquest II 1-7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20-22) (2000)
    • RC Vol. 11c - Shadowstalker (Elfquest II 23-30) (2000)
    • RC Vol. 12 - Ascent (Shards 1-8) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 12a - Reunion (Shards 9-16) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 13 - The Rebels (The Rebels 1-6) (1998)
    • RC Vol. 13a - Skyward Shadow (The Rebels 7-12) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 14 - Jink! (Jink 1-6) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 14a - Mindcoil (Jink 7-12) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 15 - Forevergreen (New Blood 11-19) (1999)
    • RC Vol. 15a - Dream's End (New Blood 20-27) (2001)
    • RC Vol. 15b - Phoenix (New Blood 28-35) (2002)
    • RC Vol. 16 - WaveDancers (WaveDancers Special 1; Elfquest II 1-2, 5, 21, 23-24, 27-28, 30-31) (2000)
    • RC Vol. ? - Worldpool (New Blood 8, 9; Elfquest II 2-3, 16, 17, 25, 31; King's Cross 1-2) (2000)
  • Elfquest Archives (DC Comics) (recolored again)
    • Volume One (Elfquest I 1-5 (recolored), short The Heart's Way) (2003)
    • Volume Two (Elfquest I 6-10 (recolored), short Homespun (reprinted in chronological sequence with the main EQ story for the first time)) (2005)
    • Volume Three (Elfquest I 11-15 (recolored), A Day in the Lives (1-panel humorous cartoons from the original comics), Elfquest Portfolio (7 black and white plates, 1980)) (2005)
    • Volume Four (Elfquest I 16-20 (recolored)) (2007)
  • Elfquest (DC Comics) (black and white, manga-format)
    • Wolfrider volume 1 (Blood of Ten Chiefs 2, Elfquest II 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, Hidden Years 5, Elfquest II 29, 31, New Blood '93 Summer Special) (2003)
    • Wolfrider volume 2 (Elfquest II 33, Blood of Ten Chiefs 19, "Courage, by Any Other Name..." from Warp Graphics Annual 1, Blood of Ten Chiefs 10-11, Reader's Collection Wolfrider!, "Troll Games and Soul Names" from Reader's Collection In All But Blood) (2003)
    • The Grand Quest volume 1 (Elfquest I 1-5) (2004)
    • The Grand Quest volume 2 (Elfquest I 5-8, short "The Heart's Way" from 20th Anniversary Special) (2004)
    • The Grand Quest volume 3 (Elfquest I 8-11) (2004)
    • The Grand Quest volume 4 (Elfquest I 11-15) (2004)
    • The Grand Quest volume 5 (Elfquest I 15-18) (2004)
    • The Grand Quest volume 6 (Elfquest I 18-20) (2004)
    • The Grand Quest volume 7 (Siege at Blue Mountain 1-3) (2005)
    • The Grand Quest volume 8 (Siege at Blue Mountain 3-5) (2005)
    • The Grand Quest volume 9 (Siege at Blue Mountain 6-8) (2005)
    • The Grand Quest volume 10 (Kings of the Broken Wheel 1-3) (2005)
    • The Grand Quest volume 11 (Kings of the Broken Wheel 5-7, short "The Jury" from Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated #1) (2005)
    • The Grand Quest volume 12 (Kings of the Broken Wheel 8-11)
    • The Grand Quest volume 13 (Elfquest II 4-7, 9, 11-13, 15-18) (2006)
    • The Grand Quest volume 14 ("Right of Passage" and "Rogue's Challenge") (2006)
  • Elfquest (DC Comics) color trade paperback
    • Elfquest: Discovery (2006)
  • Dark Horse Books: The Complete Elfquest (black and white paperbacks)
    • The Complete Elfquest Volume 1 (Elfquest I 1-20) (2014)
    • The Complete Elfquest Volume 2 (Siege at Blue Mountain 1-8, Kings of the Broken Wheel 1-9)

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