DC to publish WORLD OF WARCRAFT comic

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DC had to WoW license for toys, so this isn’t much of a stretch, but it is a potentially very popular franchise.

DC Comics, the world’s largest English language comic book publisher and home to Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman announced plans today to publish a new comic book series based on World of Warcraft®, Blizzard Entertainment®’s popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Preview art from the series will debut at Comic-Con International, held in San Diego, CA from July 26–29. The World of Warcraft comic book will be published through DC’s WildStorm imprint and debut this fall.

The ongoing monthly series will be written by industry veteran Walter Simonson (Thor, Orion) and feature art by Ludo Lullabi and inker Sandra Hope. The first six issues of the World of Warcraft comic series will each feature two covers, one by superstar comic book artist Jim Lee and a second by Blizzard Entertainment Senior Art Director Samwise Didier.

The Warcraft® series has been a pillar of gaming culture for over a decade, with multiple #1-selling titles. Blizzard’s World of Warcraft MMORPG allows thousands of players to explore the rich, war-torn setting of the franchise together, and has attracted more than 8.5 million subscribers worldwide. The Burning Crusade, the first expansion to World of Warcraft, recently shattered PC game sales records by selling more than 2.4 million copies in its first 24 hours of release and approximately 3.5 million in its first month.

The first storyline of the new ongoing series begins when a human is found unconscious on the shores of Kalimdor, with no memory of who he is or how he arrived there. Enslaved by an orc shaman, the man must fight for survival against members of both the Alliance and the Horde. He strikes uneasy relationships with other races in his quest to find the secrets of his past.

Comments

  1. Here’s some cool art on the project in case anyone interested:
    http://www.dccomics.com/dcunlimited/wow/?action=the_comic

  2. Sphinx Magoo says:

    Holy cats! Does Walt Simonson even play WOW?

  3. Why is this announced today when I had a preview of it in my bag _last week_?

    FYI, the preview says Walt doesn’t play it, but his grandson does and another friend of his is into it pretty heavy, IIRC.

  4. Torsten Adair says:

    Hmmm. Doesn’t Tokyopop publish WoW manga? What are the sales on those titles?

  5. Javier Maidana says:

    Good question Torsten Adair. I wonder If those will still be around when the Wildstorm series debuts.

  6. I want to buy wow gold.
    Has anyone used togetwow.com before?
    I am considering buying wow gold from togetwow.com, are they a reliable site?
    How can you rate their service?

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  8. jacksmith,

    There are “reliable” 3rd party websites where you can buy gold for WoW. However, keep in mind that the practice of buying World of Warcraft gold outside of then game is officially against The Blizzard Company’s Terms of Service. It’s not easy for them to prove and it’s bad PR for them, but they can and have banned people’s accounts. Then you have to start from scratch. Just know the risk going in.

    – Logan

  9. So are the comics gonna be diffrent from the tokyo pop manga? Will they be in standard comic book format?

    World of Weirdcraft.net your source or all things WOW

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