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Starcraft Novels On 2010

The future of the Starcraft Novels market for 2010 look very bright and promising. First off, the remaining of 2009 have various books and manga release dates starting with:

  • Starcraft, The Dark Templar, Twilight (Christie Golden, June 30, 2009)

  • Starcraft: Frontline Vol. 3 (Elder Joshua and Ren Zatopek, Jul 14, 2009)
  • Starcraft Ghost: Spectres (Keith R.A. DeCandido, December 2009 Update: Got email from Simon & Schuster sending me some corrections. Spectres accurate schedule is June 2010)

From my inside contacts I know the Starcraft Ghost: Academy trilogy (TOKYOPOP) by Keith R.A. Decandido is scheduled on 2010, and Aaron Rosenberg will write a sequel to Starcraft: Queen of Blades—as revealed in our interview with Chris Metzen and Micky Neilson at the 2009 New York Comic Con. It might likely be on sale by 2010. (Update: Simon & Schuster informed me today there is no Rosenberg book scheduled.

I think Chris Metzen told me outside the interview that he had written a story in Starcraft: Frontline Vol. 4 featuring Jim Raynor (Update: Tokyopop confirmed it is volume 4 – street date October 13, 2009). So keep an eye on that one for sure.

Now fresh from the oven, you can count with another StarCraft novel by Graham McNeil.

Blizzard Quote:
Graham: “… there

World of Warcraft Mountain Dew Game Fuel Promotion

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new promotion partnership between World of Warcraft and Mountain Dew Soft Beverage will hit stores very soon in two flavors: the Wild Fruit and the Citrus Cherry. The Game Fuel edition was announced on April 2007 and featured a higher caffeine content compared to other brands, which fit in line with the marketing goals toward players expecting the release of Halo 3 who planned to play it for many hours straight.

The Game Fuel edition had been absent from the market for a while.  Pepsi released the Halo 3 Xbox 360 Limited Edition Mountain Dew: Game Fuel on August 13, 2007. Back then, some gamers would play Halo 3 for three days straight. The promotion campaign ran through 12 weeks, and was removed from the market on November 2007. This really makes me wonder if this promotion has anything to do with the new World of Warcraft expansion that might no doubt be announced on August 2009 at BlizzCon.

These game fuel came on a 20-ounce bottle for a total of 120 milligrams of caffeine per bottle. It would keep people awake indeed.

Coincidentially, it was Citrus Cherry flavored like the Horde Edition. Back then, the nutrition facts for this flavor was an Estimated Percent of Calories from: Fat 0.0%, Carbs 108.2%, and Protein 0.0%.

 
  • 70 calories

  • Total Fat 0g 0%
  • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Sodium 65mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 46g
  • Protein 0g 0%
Blizzard Quote:
In the near future, you’ll be able to see World of Warcraft characters in a new place—the beverage aisle. This summer, Mountain Dew will launch Game Fuel in two World of Warcraft-inspired flavors—Alliance Blue (wild fruit flavor) and Horde Red (citrus cherry flavor)—available for a limited time only. We’ll be announcing further details in the coming months, so stay tuned.

Warcraft Legends Marathon Finale

This is the last day of TOKYOPOP’s Warcraft Legends Marathon celebrating the official release date of Warcraft Legends Vol. 3.  Today the story is titled: Family Values, written by Aaron Sparrow. It is chapter 4 of Warcraft Legends Vol. 2.  This story will be available only for 24 hours, so make sure to check it out. Press the square button on the bottom-right to zoom in.

Warcraft Legends 33% Off Special Offer Until March 16

We have been covering the Warcraft Legends Marathon in the past days, and hope you have loved the free stories TOKYOPOP has allowed fans to read.  For that matter, I wish to share with you a special offer announced today by TOKYOPOP at one of their affiliate bookstores that knocks 33% off the retail price on all graphic novel mangas including Warcraft and Starcraft.  And that includes Pre-orders.  If you would love to start collecting the Warcraft mangas, this is the right time to do so. Let me tell you how to. Note: I created and account, and tested the coupon code and without. It does work.

1. Register an account at RightStuf.com—and login.
2. Click on the Purchase links at each manga page (below) to keep adding books to your shopping cart.
3. When you are done with your purchases, click the shopping cart button at the bottom of the page. (You have the option to pay through a secure server or via Fax/Mailed Order.)
4. Press the Ready to Check Out button on the top right and enter the following coupon code:

Coupon Code: infusion
Expires: Monday, March 16, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. CST

You will find the Coupon Code option textbox at Step 3: Shipping and Tax page.

The links below will take you straight into each Manga page for convenience.

WARCRAFT

STARCRAFT

These are the shipping options:
Canada – $7.00
Economy – $3.00
International – $10.00
Priority Mail – $5.00
UPS 2nd Day Air – $11.00
UPS Ground – $7.00

Warcraft Legends Marathon Day 5

TOKYOPOP shows in today’s Warcraft Legend Marathon, the story by Grace Randolph titled Divided from volume 2.  This story will be available free until Monday. This is an interesting story about Dougan and Adena’s twin daughters Lieren and Loania. Both had been risen up by foster parents and did not know of the existence of their own sister.  Lieren was brought up by Kardan under Wildhammer culture and wore the clothing and tatoos as daughter of Kardan

Loania on the other hand was brought up by Voldana of Quel’danil under the high elf culture. Lieren wanted Kardan to tell her the story of her father, to which he always refused to talk about.  The story starts in Storm Peaks with Elder Mastran telling to various young Wildhammer dwarves the tale of the Three Hammers War where Thane Khardros killed Modgud at Grim Batol. One day Lieren followed Kardan on her gryphon Graysoar to Quel’danil. There she was confused by a high elf with her twin sister Loania. When dragged to her quarters, both twins faced each other for the first time thinking this a magic mockery played by the high elf.

Voldana and Kardan decided to tell the story about their human parents. Voldana (high elf archer), Kardan (dwarf) and Dougan (Human Paladin) fought the Horde together during the Second War.  After the war, Dougan sent mail to both his comrades in arms to visit him at Grand Hamlet. Darkness had set upon Grand Hamlet, and townsfolk were sent to investigate Karazhan. They theorized it had to do with their ailment. Dark creatures had been molesting the area lately. It is confirmed in this manga (finally) that Darkshire was formerly Grand Hamlet.

Voldana, Kardan and Dougan went to Karazhan to rescue the townsfolk that had gone to investigate, but they fled from the horrors within. Dougan couldn’t make it as he was dragged by monstrous hands back in.  Voldana and Kardan did not dare to return, and thought Dougan dead.  They informed his widow Adena, but her spirit deteriorated with the ill news. They brought a healer from Raven Hill, and decided to take care of the twin sisters to amend their guilt for leaving their father behind in Karazhan.

Kardan and Voldana agree to take the twin sisters to Duskwood after both demanded to meet their mother Adena.  Mounted on gryphons and dragonhawks they travel to Darkshire where they find an abandoned house and get raided by ghouls.  The Ebon Watch came to the rescue, and they talk to Commander Ebonlocke who informs them Adena is dead.  Both twins won’t be easily persuaded and request to see her grave.

Both find out their mother had suicided shortly after Kardan and Voldana left with the babies and was buried in Raven Hill. She now roams Raven Hill Cemetery as a Undead. All of them fight their way through undead, and the twins slay their mother to set her spirit free from the curse of undead. They bury her near a river between Quel’danil and Aerie Peak, and promise to travel to Karazhan when they are older enough to face the dangers therein.

Starcraft Comic Book Pre-Orders Available

The DC Comics – Wildstorm StarCraft Comic Book is about to launch on May 27, but you—the fan—can start pre-ordering the first 12-issues for the price of $29.99.  The comic book will arrive at your home automatically for the next 12 months.

The subscription page is here.  Simply fill all the personal info marked in red text. Add your credit card details, and you are set up.  International orders pay an extra $12.00 for shipping of the 12-issues.

Stay tuned for our upcoming interview and exclusive preview scans.

Warcraft Legends Marathon !!!

Today, Chapter 3 of Warcraft Legends Vol. 1 is available: How to Win Friends—by Dan Jolley. (47 pages). Watch on the media player below.

On March 17, Warcraft: Legends Vol. 3 goes on sale in bookstores everywhere. To celebrate, TOKYOPOP is sponsoring a FREE Warcraft: Legends marathon! Eight stories in eight days—just enough time to get hyped up for the next installment of Warcraft Legends.

And while you’re checking out these stories, make sure you check out the Warcraft: Legends Vol. 3 Preview HERE.

I will provide a link to each Marathon day everyday to make it easier for you to find them. This is a real nice touch by TOKYOPOP to let you read these for free.

Warcraft: Legends Volume 1

Friday, March 6: Fallen by Richard A. Knaak & Jae-Hwan Kim (Available)

Monday, March 9: The Journey by Troy Lewter, Mike Wellman & Mi-Young No

Tuesday, March 10: How to Win Friends by Carlos Olivares

Wednesday, March 11: An Honest Trade by Troy Lewter & Nam Kim

Warcraft: Legends Volume 2

Thursday, March 12: Fear by Richard A. Knaak & Jae-Hwan Kim

Friday, March 13: Warrior: Divided by Grace Randolph & Erie

Monday, March 16: Miles to Go by Dan Jolley & Elisa Kwon

Tuesday, March 17: Family Values by Aaron Sparrow & In-Bae Kim

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