ElfQuest: WaveDancers

ElfQuest: WaveDancers is a spin-off story in the ElfQuest universe, which focuses on an isolated and innocent group of sea-dwelling elves known as the original WaveDancers—some of whom have legs and some of whom have used magic to grow tails. “Search for the True Crown” is fish-out of-water story about two young WaveDancers who challenge the status quo, and embark on an overland journey when they recognise a blatant case of identity theft within their colony, which threatens to destroy their idyllic world if the perpetrator gets her way. This series went on to sell 180,000+ copies around the world when it was originally released.

WaveDancers.Issue.1.1993Title: ElfQuest: WaveDancers #1
Series Title: “Search for the True Crown”
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Warp Graphics
Year of Publication: 1993
Format: Comic book
Edition: First
ISBN: N/A
Price: USD$2.00
Length:
 32 pages (with 24 pages of story)
Story / Script: Julie Ditrich and Bruce Love
Art: Jozef Szekeres
Cover: Jozef Szekeres
Synopsis: A hidden group of sea-dwelling elves called the WaveDancers celebrate the Crowning Festival. Their “Crown” Raenafel who vanished many moons ago when she was a child has returned with a mysterious High One called Sydor. But two young WaveDancers – Barmek and Sleia – are disturbed at the appearance of this black haired stranger and decide to travel inland to search for answers.
Availability:  Out of print

 

WaveDancers.Issue.2.1994Title: ElfQuest: WaveDancers #2
Series Title: “Search for the True Crown”
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Warp Graphics
Year of Publication: 
1994
Format:
 Comic book
Edition: First
ISBN: N/A
Price: USD$2.25
Length:
 32 pages (with 24 pages of story)
Story / Script: Julie Ditrich and Bruce Love
Art: Jozef Szekeres
Cover: Jozef Szekeres
Synopsis: While the Crowning Festival is in full swing, Barmek and Sleia continue their quest on land as Barmek responds to a intuitive homing signal he names the “Calling”. He doesn’t believe that Raenafel is who she claims to be despite the fact that his mother Kirith, the blind midwife, who raised Raenafel in secret until the child was kidnapped, acknowledges the returned Crown as being true. On land, Barmek and Sleia contend with their own challenges in the form of berries, bears and bugs.
Availability:  Out of print

 

WaveDancers.Issue.3.1994Title: ElfQuest: WaveDancers #3
Series Title: “Search for the True Crown”
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Warp Graphics
Year of Publication: 1994
Format: Comic book
Edition: First
ISBN: N/A
Price: USD$2.25
Length:
 32 pages (with 24 pages of story)
Story / Script: Julie Ditrich and Bruce Love
Art: Jozef Szekeres
Cover: Jozef Szekeres
Synopsis: Intrigue occupies many a space in the WaveDancers’ grotto home. Sydor the High One and the regal black haired claimant to the Crown don’t have the relationship they project to the colony, and there are conspiracies and divisions afoot. On land, Barmek and Sleia continue their journey that pushes them both to their limits. Along the way they come across the ruins of Blue Mountain, encounter their first poisonous snake, and deal with both beautiful visions and the depths of frenzied and feverish mind when they lose their way.
Availability:  Out of print

 

WaveDancers.Issue.4.1994Title: ElfQuest: WaveDancers #4
Series Title: “Search for the True Crown”
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Warp Graphics
Year of Publication: 1994
Format: Comic book
Edition: First
ISBN: N/A
Price: USD$2.25
Length:
 32 pages (with 24 pages of story)
Story / Script: Julie Ditrich and Bruce Love
Art: Jozef Szekeres
Cover: Jozef Szekeres
Synopsis: The legend of Raenafel – the True Crown – is revealed along with the origins of the Curse of Recognition, although the WaveDancers are still not privy to it. Inland, Barmek is close to death, a victim of Sleia’s momentary madness. She knows the only way to save him is to revive Raenafel who is asleep in No~Wing, the Preserver’s, webbing. As she sets about doing so, she doesn’t realise she is about to unleash the full power of a long denied “Recognition” between Barmek and Raenafel…
Availability:  Out of print

 

WaveDancers.Issue.5.1994Title: ElfQuest: WaveDancers #5
Series Title: Search for the True Crown”
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Warp Graphics
Year of Publication: 1994
Format: Comic book
Edition: First
ISBN: N/A
Price: USD$2.25
Length:
 32 pages (with 24 pages of story)
Story / Script: Julie Ditrich and Bruce Love
Art: Jozef Szekeres
Cover: Jozef Szekeres
Synopsis: Time is running out as the treacherous Winnowill begins the rituals to ascend the throne, as well as find some pleasure with her male minion. Meanwhile, Sydor sows the seeds of discontent within the colony in his determination to indoctrinate them into following him. On land, Barmek, Sleia and Raenafel race desperately towards the sea to prevent the false one from being Crowned. But they are impeded by the unrealised pull of Recognition between Barmek and Raenafel who suffer terribly as they try to avoid each other and stay on course in their bid to return home.
Availability:  Out of print

 

WaveDancers.Issue.6.1994Title: ElfQuest: WaveDancers #6
Series Title: Search for the True Crown”
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Warp Graphics
Year of Publication: 1994
Format: Comic book
Edition: First
ISBN: N/A
Price: USD$2.25
Length:
 32 pages (with 24 pages of story)
Story / Script: Julie Ditrich and Bruce Love
Art: Jozef Szekeres
Cover: Jozef Szekeres
Synopsis: As Winnowill prepares to be crowned, the young travellers swim frantically through the stormy vast deep water to make it back to the grotto to stop the proceedings. The climactic three-way confrontation between Sydor, Winnowill and Raenafel exposes the truth about who truly possesses the power and who merely craves the power, and reveals that the purest power of them all is that of Recognition.
Availability:  Out of print

 

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