I am so grateful that Elfquest is, finally, in monthly comic form! I have been wondering: How does Skywise know that the stars are stars? Also, why does Treestump have a beard and no one else does? Do the other elves shave?
It could be said that the elves have had some close shaves, but no, none of them shave. Treestump is hirsute because he's the oldest of the Wolfriders. Skywise doesn't really know that the stars are other suns-- but he's learning. --RP
I'd never heard of Elfquest un- til Vol. 2, #2. The cover looked interesting, so I bought it. If issue #1 is as great as people who write in say, I've got to have it, especially after reading the following issues. Please don't refuse-- tell me how I can get all of Volume 1 and Volume 2, #1.
Okay, everybody, listen up. No back issues of either volume are available, from us or from Marvel. You can try your local comics shop or one of the many comics conventions held around the country. However, if those suggestions don't pan out, there's another route I can recommend. Write to: The Comics Buyer's Guide, 700 E. Main Street, Iola, WI 54990 and ask for a sample. CBG is a weekly newspaper devoted to comics collecting, and is packed with ads from people who sell back issues. Good hunting! --RP
My sister and I play Elfquest out a lot and even have costumes; she's usually Clearbrook and I'm Moonshade. I would like to know where I could get a wolf cub and would like to know how much it would cost. Some kids in school don't like wolves; they're mostly girls. They say wolves eat people. Sometimes I wish I was a Wolfrider.
This is as strong an answer as I can give to your question. You should never consider owning a wolf, or even a wolf-dog mix. Wolves in their natural setting are beautiful and intelligent animals, and they do not eat people. But wolves cannot ever be successfully domesticated, as some foolish people find out when they try to keep wolves and an animal unwittingly hurts a person. Wolves already have an undeserved bad reputation; its best if we learn about them in their natural state, where they belong. --RP
I have a question about Elfquest #4. If Leetah knows that she chooses the suitor she wants to, no matter the results of the Trial, then why is she so concerned about the outcome?
Perhaps Leetah's assurance hides some deeper knowledge that she's aware of, but doesn't want to face. We'll see --RP
There's one thing that bothers me. All of the Quests and Answers seem to contain nothing but praise. I know that you aren't the kind of people who only show one side of things, but how can you be expected to do the best job possible if people only tell the good and not the bad? A little constructive criticism never hurt anyone.
If you read any of the letters pages in the original Elfquest, you know we welcome constructive criticism-- we'll even take on unconstructive criticism if it helps make a point. But so far everyone likes what we're doing. (And we sure aren't going to tell them to stop!) --RP
I'm a 42-year old housewife and mom. I'd become very concerned about the amount of time and money my sons were putting into comic books. I hadn't picked up a comic in about 30 years, but I decided I'd better check out what my kids were reading.
Most of the books looked the same to me. Similar stories, just different costumes. When I picked up Elfquest I was impressed. Here were real (complex) characters, with equality between the sexes, and affirmation of family and values (friendship, loyalty and commitment). I was especially touched with word usage like the deeper meanings of "recognize" and "soul-name." My boys no longer buy Elfquest-- I let them borrow mine!
A finer compliment we couldn't ask for. And not simply because you like Elfquest, but also because you have made the reading of it a family affair, and this old world can certainly use all the togetherness it can get.
Shade and sweet water--