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Elwood High (stylized as elwoodHigh) is the rebooted continuation of Elwood, a webcomic created and produced by Samuel Anderson. The series takes place nine years after the final issue of Elwood, in the year 2023. Elwood's Third Graders are now seniors at Elwood City High School. Elwood High focuses on the lives, relationships, and drama of the high schoolers as well as their families and others around Elwood City. It was first released on May 10, 2017.
Unlike the rest of Elwood, each issue of Elwood High is not given a subtitle; they are identified only by their placement number.
Elwood High is sometimes considered the eleventh volume of Elwood.
ProductionEditOn April 6, 2017, Elwood writer Bennett Joel posted a logo that read "Elwood High," along with the caption of "2017." This logo was an early design, and was ultimately not used for the final product.
On May 2, 2017, Joel posted an image with no caption. The image contained concept art of Arthur Read, Francine Frensky, Jane Read, Chip Crosswire, Thora Read, comparing their appearance in 2015 (Elwood) and 2024 (Elwood High). The year 2024 was eventually changed to 2023 due to a retcon. Francine's concept art eventually changed, minimizing the gothic tones in her style, and Thora Read has yet to actually appear in the series. At that time, there was still no official comment about the reboot.
On May 8, it was finally officially announced that Elwood was being revived, with the story beginning nine years after Elwood when the kids are seniors in high school.
On May 10, the first five issues of Elwood High (Issue 157-161) were released on the Elwood website (which had been redesigned for the occasion). Other issues are sporadically released since then.
On May 24, Joel confirmed on Twitter that Elwood High is scheduled to run for 44 issues, bringing the series up to Issue 200. However, creator and illustrator Samuel Anderson clarified this announcement on May 29, saying: "I'm shooting for [Issue 200], but there's no guarantees. I don't want to be limited by the number 200 in case the plots have to go longer or the plot's already wrapped up." Joel later officially rescinded his comment, declaring that the "endgame isn't even in sight" after Issue 193.
List of issuesEdit
2017 issues (157-190)Edit
The first 34 issues of Elwood High were released from May to December of 2017. No issues were released in July 2017.
|157/1||Winny goes on a risky outing with her new friends, and conflicts with her mother over her new identity.||May 10, 2017|
|158/2||Sparks fly when Arthur and Sue Ellen bond over a study session.||May 10, 2017|
|159/3||Sue Ellen and Arthur finally confess their feelings for each other.||May 10, 2017|
|160/4||After gossiping with Arthur, Buster gripes about his relationship with Ladonna, who has been acting clingy lately.||May 10, 2017|
|161/5||Alan complains to the school counselor that his "smart guy" persona has become irrelevant.||May 10, 2017|
|162/6||Sue Ellen and Arthur plan their first date as news of their relationship spreads, but not everyone approves of the couple.||May 11, 2017|
|163/7||Francine comes home from school to find her family in financial ruin once again.||May 12, 2017|
|164/8||Married couple Laverne and Chip continue to argue over their eviction notice.||May 12, 2017|
|165/9||Mayor Ratburn receives unsettling news in the wake of the 2024 Elwood City mayoral race.||May 16, 2017|
|166/10||Laverne and her kids seek refuge in the Read household after her fiery argument with Chip.||May 19, 2017|
|167/11||Brain laments about his identity crisis with Prunella, while Ladonna pressures Buster into attending her family event in Louisiana.||May 20, 2017|
|168/12||Sue Ellen and Arthur embark on their first date, despite a few awkward obstacles.||May 23, 2017|
|169/13||Kate and Oliver clash over David's whereabouts, while Jane and Laverne confide in each other about their collapsing lives.||May 24, 2017|
|170/14||At a site full of childhood memories, Arthur and Sue Ellen discuss their relationship.||May 28, 2017|
|171/15||Jane and Ed unexpectedly cross paths, causing some them to unearth their uncomfortable past.||June 10, 2017|
|172/16||Buster and Ladonna's relationship finally hits the breaking point when Ladonna insists they travel to Louisiana.||August 9, 2017|
|173/17||Jane continues to struggle with financial issues, with Laverne only adding to the stress. Desperate, she turns to an old friend for help.||August 9, 2017|
|174/18||Ratburn and Wanda butt heads in the first debate of the mayoral election.||August 11, 2017|
|175/19||Ratburn grapples with disheartening some poll numbers, while the election seems to be taking a toll on Wanda's family life.||August 12, 2017|
|176/20||Jane speaks to her children about her decision to reunite with Ed, and gets explosive feedback.||August 14, 2017|
|177/21||Arthur and Francine discuss their flawed lives on the roof.||August 14, 2017|
|178/22||Arthur smooths over Sue Ellen's concerns after he is found confiding in Francine.||August 28, 2017|
|179/23||Exhausted from a broken marriage, Chip comes crawling back to his oldest flame: Catherine.||August 29, 2017|
|180/24||Chip attempts to reunite with Catherine, despite her new life in Florida.||September 7, 2017|
|181/25||Ratburn takes drastic measures as his poll numbers continue to sink.||September 16, 2017|
|182/26||Jane and Ed's date night is derailed by an unexpected encounter.||October 1, 2017|
|183/27||Jane and David get reacquainted after nine years apart.||October 2, 2017|
|184/28||On the tenth anniversary of Bitzi's death, Buster and Harry take a painstaking stroll down memory lane...with an unpleasant surprise.||October 12, 2017|
|185/29||Brain continues to grapple with his social life, causing Sweetwater to initiate a new plan.||October 20, 2017|
|186/30||Ratburn's plan to boost his poll numbers goes haywire when Prunella drops a bombshell.||October 24, 2017|
|187/31||Tensions erupt between Sue Ellen and Francine, who brawl over Arthur.||November 22, 2017|
|188/32||After tragedy strikes, Catherine must inform her newly-widowed mother of Chip's untimely death.||November 28, 2017|
|189/33||Prunella's sudden campaign announcement sends shock waves through the other candidates.||December 5, 2017|
|190/34||Three families are rattled by Laverne's attempted suicide.||December 27, 2017|
2018 issues (191-198)Edit
In 2018, only 8 issues were released: three in February, one in July, two in August, and two in December.
|191/35||Alan takes his arranged date with Prunella as an opportunity to thrust himself into the mayoral race.||February 13, 2018|
|192/36||Jane is forced to leave work when Winny finds herself in trouble with the law.||February 20, 2018|
|193/37||Arthur joins Sue Ellen and her parents for dinner.||February 28, 2018|
|194/38||Arthur comes home to find Francine at the lowest she's ever been.||July 27, 2018|
|195/39||Nigel confronts Prunella on her way to school, and tries to dismantle her campaign.||August 4, 2018|
|196/40||Alan continues to grapple with his insecurity and depression.||August 6, 2018|
|197/41||Francine and Arthur confront the tension between them after Francine's stunning confession.||December 19, 2018|
|198/42||Jane's frustration with Winny's rebellious tendencies hits a braking point.||December 20, 2018|
2019 issues (since 199)Edit
|199/43||Serenity gets frustrated when Nigel starts prioritizing his campaign over her.||January 12, 2019|
|200/44||Arthur and Sue Ellen are preparing for the Diplomats' Ball when Francine makes things awkward.||January 13, 2019|