“Where One Game Ends….A New Adventure Begins”
Writers: Chad Bowers and Chris Sims
Artist: Ghostwriter X
Konrad Juros wants to know what happened to Peter Case. He has the twins and Terry captive. The activation of the sword has brought back some magic which Konrad can now use. He creates a strand of light and pokes out the eye of Terry. Terry remains defiant but luckily Peter comes back and stabs Konrad with the sword. Konrad dissolves into a red light. Peter tells how he found himself on Atara. The last of the hooded ones tells him that he is the reincarnated soul of Rulero and can free Atara from Tyrannus. So Peter comes back to save his friends. The police show up but Peter uses the sword to transport them back home to Chicago. Peter decides to spend his last moments of life to free Atara. The Perez twins join him and together they enter the portal to Atara.
So the ending of Swordquest was quite satisfying. We get to find out Peter is the reincarnated soul of the hero. That his obsession with the Swordquest game was actually his spirit continuing the quest. He reconciles with his friends and defeats the evil wizard. It also left it open for more adventures. I wouldn’t mind seeing them but I think this series didn’t do so well. Dynamite has seemed to drop its planned Atari based series. Which is a shame since I loved the idea of exploring this nostalgic blast from the past. Still you never know what the future holds.