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World of Warcraft: The Comic

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World of Warcraft: The Comic was a comic series set in the Warcraft universe and released monthly in a standard western comic format. Its writers were Walter Simonson and Louise Simonson, while the art was done by a variety of artists: Ludo Lullabi, Sandra Hope, Jon Buran, Mike Bowden, Jerome K. Moore, Tony Washington, Phil Moy, Walden Wong and Pop Mhan.

The covers were drawn by Jim Lee, Samwise Didier, Mike Bowden, Tony Washington, Pete Woods, Jon Buran and Ludo Lullabi.

When writing the comics, the story and preserving the integrity of the universe is more important than the details. The artists and writers do not have to stick to nit-picky details as if they were working on the Star Trek license, and are given leeway.[1]

Contents

Background

At the time of its conception, the ongoing comic was set for two story arcs, both six issues each, and both set concurrently with the events of The Burning Crusade.[2]

First story arcs

The Alliance and Horde are getting along even though there is some tension between the two factions, at the time, because of the peace treaty, between Thrall and Jaina Proudmoore. Varian Wrynn has been introduced to be someone that doesn't get along with the Horde, and learns about it from the inside out, and scares the Horde, that he knows what he knows. He learns their tactics. He's a bad dude, and they respect him.[1]

Graphic Novel Series

In January 2010, it was announced that the comic series was to be renamed World of Warcraft: Alliance and was to have been based on the Alliance even more strongly than the original. Another, based on the Horde, would have been released two weeks prior to that and would be called World of Warcraft: Horde.[3]

However, in December 2009 Wildstorm announced the comic series was coming to an end, to be replaced by a series of original graphic novels.[4] In July 2011, during Blizzard's Comic-Con 2011 panel, it was announced that the first Alliance OGNs would be released as Dark Riders, and the first Horde OGN would be released as Bloodsworn, to be published by DC Comics following the closure of the Wildstorm imprint.

Characters

Major

Issues

Trivia

The original comic series leaned its focus more towards the Alliance rather than the Horde. In response Wildstorm intended to spinoff a Horde series and continue the original series as an Alliance centric comic begining with issue 26. This has since been cancelled, however, in favor of releasing the stories in graphic novel form instead.[4][5]

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