- Posted by Johanna on May 30, 2007 at 7:18 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
However, near the bottom, I noticed this little piece of news.
None of this means that Elfquest is going away, at least not yet. Pini has scripted the final arc, and she promises it will be a surprise. …
Pini and her husband Richard recently ended their agreement with DC Comics, which published Elfquest for the past four years. They will now be handling the Elfquest properties through their own company, Warp Graphics, and Pini said the last arc may appear as a Web comic or a print comic.
I suspect DC will still be allowed to sell out of their stock of books. I wonder which party initiated the end of the deal? The phrasing here suggests the Pinis, but I may be reading too much into that. Were sales not as expected? Were expectations reasonable for a decades-old property? Did the contract simply end, and no one wanted to renew?
I didn’t hear much of anything about the series after the initial announcement. I don’t even know how many books were put out. Bummer for DC, that they’d support the reprints but not get the buzz of the “final story”.
By the by, regarding Red Death, for a series said to be launching next month (as in two days from now), there’s a strange lack of information on it on Go! Comi’s website. Since their news section was last updated at the end of January, I guess that’s not surprising. It’s planned to be published “first as a Web comic and then as three full-color, 160-page print volumes.”