Blizzard and Wildstorm Comics have just released a preview scan of the first pages of World of Warcraft: Ashbringer # 2. This comic book is full of awesomeness starting from the art style, to the coloring schemes using heavy orange gradients, blue, green and teal for backgrounds. It is a definite change from the original ongoing series. The story is set in the past when Mograine (the father) was alive. In this second issue, the scans show the Forsaken’s arrival to the Ruins of Lordaeron to start construction of Undercity.
The preview reveals some of the rivalry and jealousy between Renault Mograine and his brother Darion, which may explain the betrayal. Renault built a lot of anger toward his father. He worked hard to make a reputation as one of the best soldiers, yet won’t have recognition and love from his father, as much as he would for Darion.
This issue introduces the new Troll priest hero: Zabra Hex. If the name sounds familiar, it is. Zabra Hex is one of the DC Unlimited Action Figures announced about a year ago. It’s hard to judge from the preview, but it looks like a very interesting story. The Zabra Hex plot is something many would like to pursue reading. It’s a troll who took shelter in one of the Silver Hand’s buildings and read the books. Understanding, the troll prayed, and the Light answered. Read more after the break.