World of Warcraft (comics)

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World of Warcraft
Cover of the first issue
Publication information
Publisher WildStorm
Schedule Monthly
Genre
Publication date November 2007 – December 2009
Number of issues 30 (25 monthly issues, 4-issue mini-series and 1 special)
Creative team
Writer(s) Walt Simonson
Louise Simonson
Artist(s) Mike Bowden
Pop Mhan
Penciller(s) Ludo Lullabi
Jon Buran
Jon Buran
Inker(s) Sandra Hope
Jerome K. Moore
Phillip Moy
Trevor Scott
Andy Smith
Walden Wong
Letterer(s) Nick Napolitano
Sal Cipriano
Steve Wands
Wes Abbott
Colorist(s) Randy Mayor
Gabriel Eltaeb
Creator(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Editor(s) Hank Kanalz
Kristy Quinn
Sarah Gaydos
Collected editions
Volume 1 HC ISBN 1-4012-1836-9
Volume 2 HC ISBN 1-4012-2370-2
Volume 3 HC ISBN 1-4012-2810-0
Ashbringer HC ISBN 1-4012-2341-9

World of Warcraft is a comic book series set in the Warcraft universe and released monthly in a standard western comic format.

Publication history[edit]

At the time of its conception, the ongoing comic was set for two story arcs, both six issues each. Both were set concurrent with the events of The Burning Crusade.[1] Later, it was expanded to last 25 issues.[2]

World of Warcraft: Ashbringer is a four-issue mini-series that ran from late 2008 to early 2009. It was written by Micky Neilson, with pencils by Ludo Lullabi and inks by Tony Washington.

On December 16, 2009, WildStorm stated that the publication of the World of Warcraft comic series had been changed from monthly issues to original graphic novels to be released in 2010.[dated info] The World of Warcraft Special, World of Warcraft: Beginnings and Ends, would be the last issue released and both the original comic (planned to be renamed to Alliance from issue 26) and the future Horde title had been canceled.[3]

Issue list[edit]

World of Warcraft[edit]

Volume 1

Issue Number Title Release Date Author Artist
0 Prologue November 9, 2007 Walter Simonson Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
1 Stranger in a Strange Land November 14, 2007 Walter Simonson Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
2 Killing Ground December 13, 2007 Walter Simonson Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
3 Destiny Awaits! January 16, 2008 Walter Simonson Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
4 Balancing the Scales February 20, 2008 Walter Simonson Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
5 The Beast Within! March 19, 2008 Walter Simonson Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
6 Blood April 16, 2008 Walter Simonson Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
7 Revelations May 21, 2008 Walter Simonson Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope

Volume 2

Issue Number Title Release Date Author Artist
8 The Return June 18, 2008 Walter Simonson Jon Landry & Jerome K. Moore
9 Through the Mirror Darkly July 16, 2008 Walter Simonson Jon Landry & Jerome K. Moore
10 Last of the Line August 20, 2008 Walter Simonson Jon Buran & Jerome K. Moore
11 Descent September 17, 2008 Walter Simonson Jon Buran & Jerome K. Moore
12 The Enemy Revealed October 29, 2008 Walter Simonson Jon Buran, Mike Bowden,
Jerome K. Moore & Phil Moy
13 Flashback November 19, 2008 Walter Simonson Mike Bowden, Jerome K. Moore,
Phil Moy, Andy Smith, Mark Irwin,
Trevor Scott & Randy Mayor
14 Into the Jaws of Death! December 31, 2008 Walter Simonson Mike Bowden & Trevor Scott

Volume 3

Issue Number Title Release Date Author Artist
15 Conflicting Loyalties January 21, 2009 Walter Simonson Jon Buran, Jerome K. Moore &
Derek Fridolfs
16 Threat! February 18, 2009 Walter Simonson Mike Bowden & Walden Wong
17 Gathering Thunder! March 18, 2009 Walter Simonson Mike Bowden & Walden Wong
18 Showdown! April 15, 2009 Walter Simonson Mike Bowden, Phil Moy,
John Livesay & Sandra Hope
19 The Winds of War May 20, 2009 Walter Simonson Mike Bowden, Phil Moy,
Richard Friend & Sandra Hope
20 Repercussions June 17, 2009 Walter Simonson &
Louise Simonson
Pop Mhan
21 Secrets July 15, 2009 Walter Simonson &
Louise Simonson
Mike Bowden & Tony Washington

Volume 4

Issue Number Title Release Date Author Artist
22 Whispers August 19, 2009 Walter Simonson &
Louise Simonson
Mike Bowden
23 The Gathering September 16, 2009 Walter Simonson &
Louise Simonson
Mike Bowden
24 Hard Choices October 21, 2009 Walter Simonson &
Louise Simonson
Mike Bowden
25 Armageddon November 18, 2009 Walter Simonson &
Louise Simonson
Mike Bowden & Tony Washington

Ashbringer[edit]

World of Warcraft: Ashbringer recounts the story of the Ashbringer and Alexandros Mograine.

Issue Number Title Release Date Author Artist
1 Death is Contagious September 10, 2008 Micky Neilson Ludo Lullabi & Tony Washington
2 Ashes to Ashes October 22, 2008 Micky Neilson Ludo Lullabi & Tony Washington
3 Naxxramas December 31, 2008 Micky Neilson Ludo Lullabi & Tony Washington
4 Dust to Dust February 25, 2009 Micky Neilson Ludo Lullabi & Tony Washington

Beginnings and Ends[edit]

World of Warcraft: Beginnings and Ends is a one-shot special issue that introduced new Alliance and Horde characters that had not been seen in the ongoing series.

Issue Number Title Release Date Author Artist
One-shot Beginnings and Ends December 16, 2009 Mike Costa Pop Mhan

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into trade paperbacks:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ George, Richard (November 13, 2007). "Warcraft Interview & Prologue Preview". IGN. 
  2. ^ Gibson, Ellie (August 11, 2008). "Arts and Warcraft Interview". Eurogamer. 
  3. ^ George, Richard (December 16, 2009). "Warcraft, Starcraft Comics Find New Format". IGN. 

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