Elfquest Reader's Collection

A Guide to the Elfquest Reader's Collection

The thirty year -- and ongoing -- saga that is Elfquest has been portrayed in many different comic book titles. The Elfquest Reader's Collection collects all the core stories in book form, so that readers new and old can follow the entire tale from its beginnings on up to the most recent work.

The Elfquest Reader's Collection series includes the following volumes. All are currently out of print (although all the material is presented online here for free). ISBN numbers are given to aid archivists and collectors seeking copies in the secondary market.


#1 - Fire and Flight (ISBN 0-936861-55-X)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini
#2 - The Forbidden Grove (ISBN 0-936861-56-8)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini
#3 - Captives of Blue Mountain (ISBN 0-936861-57-6)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini
#4 - Quest's End (ISBN 0-936861-58-4)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini

The story of Cutter, chief of the Wolfriders, and his tribe as they confront the perils of their primitive world, encounter new races of elves, and embark on a grand and dangerous quest to unveil the secret of their past.


#5 - Siege at Blue Mountain (ISBN 0-936861-59-2)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini
#6 - The Secret of Two-Edge (ISBN 0-936861-60-6)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini

The adventures of the Wolfriders some years after the end of the first quest, as they face the machinations of a villainess from their past and her enigmatic half-elf, half-troll son.


#7 - The Cry from Beyond (ISBN 0-936861-61-4)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini
#8 - Kings of the Broken Wheel (ISBN 0-936861-62-2)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini

The Wolfriders face their most daunting challenge when one of their number kidnaps Cutter's mate and children into future time, to prevent the accident that first brought the elves to this world.


#8a - Dreamtime (ISBN 0-936861-52-5)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini

The visions of the Wolfriders as they slept for ten thousand years, waiting for the time when Cutter and his family can be united once more.


#8b - In All But Blood (ISBN 0-936861-76-2)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini and Sonny Strait, art by Wendy Pini, Sonny Strait and Carol Lyon

Tales revolving about the relationship between Cutter and Skywise, "brothers in all but blood." What does it mean, and how did it come into being?


#9 - Rogue's Curse (ISBN 0-936861-72-X)
story by Wendy Pini, Brandon McKinney and Bern Harkins, art by Wendy Pini, Delfin Barral, Brandon McKinney, Barry Blair and Jerry Braccia

Tales of the "bad guys" who have caused the Wolfriders so much trouble over the centuries.


#9a - Wolfrider! (ISBN 0-936861-67-3)
story by Christy Marx and Wendy Pini, art by Wendy Pini and Jeff Zugale

The tale of Cutter's sire Bearclaw, and how he brought two things to the Wolfriders -- the enmity of humans and a monstrous tragedy, and a chief's son like no elf the tribe had ever known.


#9b - Blood of Ten Chiefs (ISBN 0-936861-68-1)
story by Richard Pini, Andy Mangels and Terry Collins, art by Janine Johnston, Brandon McKinney, Paul Bonanno, Ken Hooper, Steve Blevins, Craig Taillefer, Barb Kaalberg and Charles Barnett
#9c - Kahvi (ISBN 0-936861-74-6)
story by Joellyn Auklandus, Kim Yale and Terry Collins, art by Steve Blevins, Daniel Shelton, Delfin Barral and Barry Blair
#9d - Chief's Howl (ISBN 0-936861-69-X)
story by Terry Collins and Richard Pini, art by Delfin Barral, Mat Nastos, Bill Neville, Al Nickerson, Craig Taillefer, Jen Marrus, Rick Ketcham and Barry Blair

Selected stories taken from the "Blood of Ten Chiefs", the "Kahvi", and the "Two-Spear" comic book series.


#10 - Shards (ISBN 0-936861-42-8)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini and Sara Byam, art by Wendy Pini, Paul Abrams, Brandon McKinney, John Byrne, Charles Barnett, Terry Beatty and Craig Taillefer
#11 - Legacy (ISBN 0-936861-45-2)
story by Wendi Lee, Joellyn Auklandus and Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Brandon McKinney, O.F. Roko, Steve Blevins, Craig Taillefer and Terry Beatty
#11a - Huntress (ISBN 0-936861-46-0)
story by Joellyn Auklandus and Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Steve Blevins, Terry Beatty and Craig Taillefer
#11b - Wild Hunt (ISBN 0-936861-70-3)
story by Joellyn Auklandus with Wendy Pini, art by Steve Blevins and Lorraine Reyes
#11c - Shadowstalker (ISBN 0-936861-75-4)
story by Joellyn Auklandus with Wendy Pini, art by Lorraine Reyes
#12 - Ascent (ISBN 0-936861-43-6)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Brandon McKinney and Terry Beatty
#12a - Reunion (ISBN 0-936861-44-4)
story by Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Brandon McKinney, Terry Beatty, Justin Bloomer and Kathryn Bolinger

Cutter and family are together again (after the events in volumes #1 through #8), but now a ruthless human warlord threatens the elves' very existence. The Wolfriders must become two tribes -- one to fight a terrible war, the other to flee to ensure that the tribe continues. Volume #10 sets the stage; volumes #11, #11a and #11b follow Cutter's daughter Ember as she leads the Wild Hunt elves into new lands; volumes #12 and #12a take Cutter and his warriors into the flames of battle.


#13 - The Rebels (ISBN 0-936861-47-9)
story by Bern Harkins and Richard Pini, art by Delfin Barral, Charles Barnett, Craig Taillefer and Jen Marrus
#13a - Skyward Shadow (ISBN 0-936861-49-5)
story by Bern Harkins and Richard Pini, art by Delfin Barral and Charles Barnett
#14 - Jink! (ISBN 0-936861-48-7)
story by John Ostrander with Wendy Pini, art by David Boller, Terry Beatty, Craig Taillefer, Charles Barnett and Paul Abrams
#14a - Mindcoil (ISBN 0-936861-50-9)
story by John Ostrander with Wendy Pini, art by Dennis Fujitake, Charles Barnett, Kethryn Bolinger, Paul Abrams and Jerry Braccia

In the far future of the World of Two Moons, human civilization has covered the planet -- and the elves have disappeared. Where did they go? Volumes #13 and #13a follows a group of young adventurers as they seek the answer. Volumes #14 and #14a tell the story of a mysterious woman who is more than she seems -- for she may be the last surviving descendant of the missing elves.


#15 - Forevergreen (ISBN 0-936861-64-9)
story by Barry Blair and Wendy & Richard Pini, art by Barry Blair and Colin Chan
#15a - Dream's End (ISBN 0-936861-65-7)
story by Barry Blair and Richard Pini, art by Barry Blair and Colin Chan
#15b - Phoenix (ISBN 0-936861-66-5)
story by Barry Blair and Richard Pini, art by Barry Blair and Colin Chan

In a deep, verdant rain forest, half a world away from the desert oasis of Sorrow's End, Dart and his band of young warriors attempt to penetrate the mystery of a strange, lost civilization of humans -- and the being they worship.


#16 - WaveDancers (ISBN 0-936861-71-1)
story by Richard Pini, Vickie Murphy and Kathryn Bolinger, art by Steve Blevins, Craig Taillefer and Wendi Strang-Frost

The adventures of Spine, Snakeskin, Brill and all the varied cast of a hitherto unknown clan of elves who found refuge not in the forests or plains of the World of Two Moons, but in the oceans. As human civilization expands, these mer-elves must fight for the very life of the sea itself.


#? - Worldpool (ISBN 0-936861-73-8)
story by Richard Pini, Christopher Lane, Brandon McKinney, Terry Collins, Pam Fremon, Bill Neville, Kim Yale and Carla Speed McNeil, art by Wendy Pini, Brandon McKinney, Bill Neville, Barry Blair, Ken Hooper, Carla Speed McNeil, Barb Kaalberg and Chris Schenk

Yes, it's a question mark for the volume number, for these are stories that could fit anywhere, at any time, in the Elfquest mythos -- if they were possible! The world of "what-if" meets the world of the elves.