World of Warcraft: Alliance # 27

Introducing Revil Kost, a priest of the Holy Light! Karlain and Revil combine forces to defend Sentinel Hill from a Defias Brotherhood attack. What are the mysterious Dark Riders hunting for in Westfall?

On sale February 17
Wildstorm Comics
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Mike Costa
Art and cover by Neil Googe

World of Warcraft Holiday 2009 JINX T-Shirts

J!NX has launched the All-New World of Warcraft Holidays 2009 T-Shirt Line Up which include the following themes for both Men and Women sizes.

* World of Warcraft Naxxramas T-Shirt
* World of Warcraft Death Knight Lore T-Shirt
* World of Warcraft Gadgetzan Choppers
* World of Warcraft Azeroth Exterminators
* World of Warcraft Mage Legendary Class T-Shirt

Get your favorite T-Shirt or make a gift to your family or friend. Click on the images to order or to watch a bigger and detailed image of the artwork.

WoW Naxxramas T-Shirt

WoW Death Knight Lore T-Shirt

WoW Azeroth Exterminators T-shirt

WoW Legendary Mage Class T-shirt

WoW Gadgetzan Choppers T-Shirt

Starcraft # 5 Preview

Wildstorm Comics released preview scans of Starcraft # 5 and it doesn’t look good for the War Pigs. They land on Urona Sigma for clues on Jim Raynor’s location after hunting for him for weeks when suddenly they detect Sons of Korhal dropships. They sneak on foot wearing their Marine suits, but don’t see any sign of the dropships. Just land and sea miles around. Suddenly, they get a zerg rush with Mutalisks raining down on them.

When everything looked like they had the situation under control … yikes, zerglings, hydralisks and Ultralisks unburrow around the War Pigs, surrounding them. Will the War Pigs survive this unexpected ambush? I ain’t know, but when Hickson says: “Only one thing to do, only one way to go” — things look even grimmer. Is Nuura betraying the War Pigs, or is Hickson hiding something other than a secret beneath his scarred skin?

On a zerg-infested world, the War Pigs come face-to-face with Jim Raynor, but it’s becoming painfully clear that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man who brought them back together for this do-or-die mission

World of Warcraft # 24 Preview

Wildstorm has released preview scans of World of Warcraft # 24 (on sale October 21) featuring the return of Vindicator Maraad and his grand-nephew Med’an to Azeroth after their trip to Shattrath City. In previous issues, both had traveled there to recruit Khadgar as a member of the New Council of Tirisfal. For unknown reasons, he declined but proposed Scryer Magistrix Dalynnia to take his place. The preview starts with all of them flying through the Dark Portal into Azeroth. However, Med’an heard once more the mental call from his father Medivh urging him to come to Karazhan.

Med’an excuses himself before Maraad and teleported away to the Gamesman’s Hall of Karazhan. There he met the Avatar of Medivh who reveals Medivh had left with him a message to relay to his son Med’an. We finally find out how Med’an was conceived. Medivh knew Garona was half-orc and draenei. While Sargeras was distracted, Medivh bedded Garona as part of his plan. The Avatar of Medivh proceeded to tell Med’an his story. For those fans interested in Medivh, Khadgar, Garona and Karazhan, the story of this comic book issue is a recap of the events from the novel Warcraft: The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb. The novel is based on Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (RTS, 1994).

World of Warcraft: Horde # 1

Because you demanded it!  An exciting new series focusing on The Horde from the World of Warcraft MMORPG begins here.  The orc Malgar is content to hunt alone with his wolf Remnes.  When a band of raiding Kolkar Clan centaurs lay waste to a small orc farm, he has no choice but to return to the violent life he left behind.  Aided by a new ally known as Ironhoof, Malgar succeeds in defending the farm—but at a great cost.

This new series explores the harsher side of Kalimdor and the challenges facing the Horde, by Doug Wagner (THE RIDE) and Pop Mhan (BATGIRL, SPY BOY)!

On sale January 6, 32 pg., FC, $2.99 US
Written by Doug Wagner
Art and cover by Pop Mhan

World of Warcraft: Alliance # 26

A bold new direction!  Straight from the pages of WORLD OF WARCRAFT SPECIAL # 1, a new adventure set in the universe of the mega-popular MMORPG begins!  Human mage Karlain and his warrior son Mardigan never see eye-to-eye—and with good reason.  A murder, a mysterious quest for a powerful artifact, and some fist-pounding action kick off the first part of a new arc by Mike Costa (SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMO OR, GI JOE: COBRA) and Neil Googe (WILDCATS: WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY)!

ON sale January 20, 32 pg.  FC, $2.99 US
Written by Mike Costa
Art and cover by Neil Googe

J!NX Launches World of Warcraft Fall 2009 T-Shirts

J!NX has launched the All-New World of Warcraft Fall 2009 T-Shirt Line Up which include the following themes for both Men and Women sizes.

  • World of Warcraft Classically Trainer Raider (shows Onyxia, Ragnaros and C’Thun)
  • World of Warcraft Knights of the Ebon Blade
  • World of Warcraft Warlock Legendary Class
  • World of Warcraft Druid Legendary Class
  • World of Warcraft Three Worgen Moon (the popular three wolf moon T-shirt has been Worgenized, W00t?)

Get your favorite T-Shirt or make a gift to your family or friend. Click on the images to order or to watch a bigger and detailed image of the artwork.

World of Warcraft Classically Trained Raider T-Shirt

World of Warcraft Knights of the Ebon Blade T-Shirt

World of Warcraft Warlock Legendary Class T-Shirt

World of Warcraft Druid Legendary Class T-Shirt

World of Warcraft Three Worgen Moon T-Shirt

World of Warcraft Special # 1

Coming this December 9, there won’t be a World of Warcraft # 26.  Something big will happen on November’s issue # 25 and in this World of Warcraft Special # 1.  And it is no surprise.  Wildstorm announced at the San Diego Comic Con that two new comics will launch on January: an Alliance title and a Horde title.

Two World of Warcraft comic book titles is awesome-awesome on my book.  The front cover is a simple one, but rises many questions to Horde players.  Will that seriously happen?  Is that Thrall, or is that someone else? That cover will seriously spawn many speculations. My teaser has my own version of what it might mean—but it’s not an absolute. Don’t blame my imagination.  An image is worth a thousand words, and this front cover by Jon Buran, left me speechless. Subscribe to the World of Warcraft comics here.  The Trade Paperback collecting issues # 1-7 here.


Kicking off a bold new direction for World of Warcraft comics! Algalon will be the judge! This special issue of WORLD OF WARCRAFT introduces new Horde and Alliance characters not yet seen in the ongoing series. Discover, through the eyes of The Observer himself, if the inhabitants of Azeroth are worthy of survival – or will they inevitably meet certain doom?

Written by: Mike Costa
Art by: Pop Mhan
Cover by: Jon Buran
Variant cover by: Pop Mhan

ONE-SHOT – On sale December 9 – 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


World of Warcraft # 23 Preview Scans

Following an attempt on Med’an’s life, Garona and Meryl team up to take out the ogre Cho’gall. Meanwhile Med’an, Valeera and Maraad travel to Kharazhan to speak with the shade of Med’an’s father. Further explore the world of the best-selling MMORPG in this hit comic series!

Wildstorm – 32pg. – Color – $2.99 US
On Sale September 16, 2009

Written by Walter and Louise Simonson; Art by Mike Bowden; Cover by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington



Starcraft: Ghost Academy Vol. 1

Ghost Academy chronicles the early years of six StarCraft characters all destined for greatness—and tragedy. Five teenaged fourth-class Terrans (Nova, Tosh, Aal, Kath, and Lio) are rough-around-the-edges Ghost cadets in training—and they are forced to deal with everyday teen issues such as crushes, physical and emotional pain, addiction to drugs and their own budding telepathic abilities.

Publisher: TOKYOPOP
ISBN-13: 9781427816122
Format: Paperback: 192pp
Pub. Date: January 05, 2010

Writer: Keith Decandido
Artist: Fernando Heinz Furukawa

Pre-Order here

World of Warcraft: Death Knight

An original story set in the World of Warcraft universe that studies one of the newest classes in the game—the Death Knight!

Thassarian is a loyal Lordaeron solider that longs to be a great hero like his deceased father. But though he possesses strength and skill, he lacks the spark that all great leaders have to lead men into battle. So when Prince Arthas calls to arms brave men to sail to Northrend and battle the scourge army, Thassarian sees his chance to prove to others—and himself—that he has what it takes to lead. After bidding farewell to his mother Vivian and his sister Leryssa, Thassarian joins Arthas

Starcraft: Heaven’s Devils - Excerpt

The excerpt of Starcraft: Heaven’s Devils is now available.  We get to see in this book an 18-years old Jim Raynor having fun with his friends Harnack and Kydd at a bar in Mar Sara.  Things aren’t simple for these guys as they constantly get in trouble and end up usually in jail for their deeds.

The book will reveal how Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay met and became best friends, their days in the Heaven’s Devils team.

For the time being, here we have the excerpt.

World of Warcraft # 25

The World of Warcraft comic book ongoing series continues to amaze fans with the introduction of Garona and her son Med’an 10 issues ago.  The story arc is just exciting with all the revelations. The hints of an upcoming cataclysm to be provoked by Cho’gall and his Twilight’s Hammer who wish to free the Old gods. And most importantly the founding of the new Council of Tirisfal which is composed of Jaina Proudmoore, Aegwynn, Meryl Winterstorm, Med’an, Valeera Sanguinar and Vindicator Maraad.

This solicitation is for issue # 25, and as you heard recently from us, this is the issue that marks the close of the story arc—which will trigger the split of the WoW Comics into two spin-off titles.  One for the Alliance and another title focused on the Horde.  In the previous issue (# 21), we learned Vindicator Maraad is Garona’s uncle, thus Grand Uncle of Med’an.  The young Med’an wishes to learn Light’s magic from him, and if the cover of issue # 25 is any indication—he is learning pretty fast.

Med’an wears plate shoulderpads and gauntlets in this cover.  Not only is he the son of the Last Guardian Medivh—he is learning to master arcane, shaman and now Light magic. Can you see Broll?  Is he back from his adventures in the Emerald Dream?  During my interview with Walter and Louise Simonson at the New York Comic Con 2009, they revealed some of their characters would show up in other writer’s novels.  It is very probable that Broll will be one of them in World of Warcraft: Stormrage (February 23, 2010).  Meryl Winterstorm appears in the upcoming Warcraft Legends Vol. 5 (September 8, 2009) in the story The First Guardian by Louise Simonson (who also writes alongside her husband Walter Simonson in the Wildstorm WoW Comic Book).

In case you wonder, that’s not Valeera Sanguinar in the front cover.  That character hasn’t been introduced yet.  By the color of her tabard, she is a Scryer Blood Elf from Shattrath City.


The bonus-sized epic final showdown! Will Med’an and the newly formed Council of Tirisfal vanquish the evil Cho’gall and the Twilight’s Hammer? Will the unlikely union of Horde and Alliance be torn asunder?

Written by Walter and Louise Simonson;
Art by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington;
Cover by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington

Wildstorm – 40pg. – $3.99 US
On Sale November 18, 2009

World of Warcraft: Stormrage

Pocket Books has provided Blizzplanet the front cover of the upcoming World of Warcraft: Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak (February 23, 2010). Expect our World of Warcraft: Stormrage video interview with Richard A. Knaak straight from Blizzcon.  Submit your questions.

A few months ago, Chris Metzen and Micky Neilson revealed in our video interview this book would deal with the Nightmare which is affecting the Emerald Dream. Thus making lore geeks go into speculation-mode that the next expansion to the MMORPG might introduce the Emerald Dream.

The front cover already incites controversy. The twins Malfurion and Illidan were identical except for one thing. Illidan’s eyes were golden, while Malfurion’s were silver.  This front cover shows a golden-eyed Malfurion which brings the interrogative whether Illidan’s psyche has somehow merged with Malfurion’s body after his demise in the Black Temple.

In the present, Malfurion’s body is hidden by the Night Elves in an unknown location, presumably it should be at the Barrow Den in Moonglade, but it’s not physically there in the MMORPG.  Meanwhile, Malfurion’s dream-form is trapped in the Nightmare within the Emerald Dream, and has been unable to wake up.  Could it be possible, that somehow Illidan’s psyche took over the physical body of Malfurion during his sleep?  Speculation, but that image spawns many intriguing questions.

World of Warcraft # 24

As the new Council of Tirisfal recruits its final member, a battle rages in Theramore. In the chaos of the fight, can Me’dan, aided by his growing knowledge of his parentage and true powers, save his friends and claim his destiny?

Written by Walter Simonson & Louise Simonson
Art and cover by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington

On sale October 21 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC Unlimited World of Warcraft Series 6 Action Figures

Start filling up your cash-pig moneysavers because on March 31, 2010, all World of Warcraft action figure collectors will estampeede to get ahold of three new DC Unlimited products based on the World of Warcraft comic book by Wildstorm.  And the action figures are:

Goblin Tinker: Gibzz Sparklighter
Dwarven King: Magni Bronzebeard
Forsaken Queen: Sylvanas Windrunner


World of Warcraft # 23

Things continue to get hotter with the revelation that Medivh is the father of Garona’s child Med’an.  Vindicator Maraad, Valera and Med’an travel to Karazhan to talk to the Shade of Medivh at the chessboard room.  It would be very interesting to see what they will encounter in this dungeon, taking in mind all the bosses we have fought there with nebulous, nigh-to-none background lore.  My suspicious keep pointing toward Maraad been somehow related to Garona and Med’an, but that’s not been proven to be true thus far.  Because you know, Garona is half-draenei—at least her son has tendrils on his chin and draenei features to back that up.  Keep your eyes peeled on the ongoing series. Beneath is the solicitations.

Blizzard Quote:
Following an attempt on Med’an’s life, Garona and Meryl team up to take out the ogre Cho’gall. Meanwhile Med’an, Valeera and Maraad travel to Kharazhan to speak with the shade of Med’an’s father. Further explore the world of the best-selling MMORPG in this hit comic series!

Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden
Cover by Mike Bowden & Tony Washington

On sale September 16

World of WarCraft # 20 Preview Scans

The preview scans for World of WarCraft # 20 are now available highlighting the Scourge Invasion to Orgrimmar and Stormwind.  The artwork is pretty good, and what may strike some fans as odd is that while the Alliance needed the assistance of Ironforge, including mercenary goblins to defeat the Scourge Invasion in Stormwind, Thrall single-handedly stroke down a Necropolis with the aid of his Doomhammer and the elemental spirits. Holy … I mean, Storm, Earth and Fire heed my call!  Yeh-yea, Thrall faked his near-defeat before Garrosh Hellscream.  Next month will be thrilling too with Cho’gall’s plans to resurrect C’thun unfolding, and the kidnapping of Garona by Vindicator Maraad.  Could Vindicator Maraad be part of Garona’s bloodline or is he simply acting in response to a vision of the future granted by the Naaru? If all that doesn’t sound exciting I can’t imagine why you haven’t subscribed to the ongoing comic book series yet.

Blizzard Quote:
The Scourge makes their move and attacks from all fronts intent on taking no prisoners! No longer united, can Varian and Thrall survive the onslaught? And will Valeera once again succumb to her addiction to magical energy?

Written by Walter Simonson and Louise Simonson; Art by Mike Bowden and Phil Moy; Cover by Walter Simonson

Wildstorm – 32pg. – Color – $2.99 US

On Sale June 17, 2009



World of Warcraft # 22 - The New Council of Tirisfal

Share the excitement Warcraft lore fans.  The aftermath of the Nexus War, left the world of Azeroth without its magic-warder … Malygos the Dragon Aspect of Magic is no more.  It is up to mortals to take the mantle and to be the main line of defense against any threat looming the horizon.

Blizzard Quote:
The new Council of Tirisfal is formed! Med

World of Warcraft # 21

The World of Warcraft # 21 front cover features the legendary first Ogre-magi transformed by Gul’dan with the Runestone of Caer Darrow Isle … Cho’gall—leader of the Twilight’s Hammer Clan.

Blizzard Quote:
King Varian is so focused on The Lich King and the recent Scourge attacks that he fails to notice Cho

Starcraft # 1 - Ben Abernathy Interview

The StarCraft # 1 comic book by Wildstorm Comics and DC Comics will make its official launch on May 27th at all newsstands nationwide.  This is one of the most expected comic book titles based in Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft Universe. The comic book heralds the release of the RTS sequel StarCraft II and will give us a glimpse into its single player storyline.

We approached Ben Abernathy (Wildstorm Starcraft Editor) to find out further details of this comic book beyond the solicitations to increase our expectations and crave for this new ongoing series.

What timeframe does the comic take place in?

Ben: Our book takes place in 2552.

What can you tell us about the main characters? And will known heroes such as Jim Raynor, Zeratul, Matt Horner, Tychus Findlay appear in the comic book?

Ben: The main characters are a motley group of mercenaries known as the

World of Warcraft # 20

The solicitation for World of Warcraft # 20 is available, and it looks like the comic book is starting to catch up with Wrath of the Lich King. As shown in previous issues, Garrosh Hellscream is already in Orgrimmar, and accompanies Thrall and Rehgar Earthfury to the peace summit with Varian Wrynn (Lo’gosh) at Theramore.

Now the Scourge attacks the Alliance and the Horde. Are we gonna see some zombies shrieking the word: “BRRAIIIIIINNNSSS !!!” We will have to wait and see.


The Scourge makes their move and attacks from all fronts intent on taking no prisoners! No longer united, can Varian and Thrall survive the onslaught? And will Valeera once again succumb to her addiction to magical energy?

Written by Walter Simonson & Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden & Phil Moy
Cover by Walter Simonson

On sale June 17

World of Warcraft Action Figures Series 5 - DC Unlimited

The World of Warcraft Action Figures Series 5 by DC Unlimited pre-orders are now available. These action figures ship on November 2009. From left to right: Illidan (in demon form), the Action figure set, Scourge Ghoul Rottingham, Lo’gosh, Night Elf Hunter Alathena Moonbreeze with Sorna. Press any of the images to pre-order or for further details and description.

World of Warcraft Deluxe Illidan (Demon Form) Action Figure
Deluxe Illidan (Demon Form)
World of Warcraft Series 5 Action Figure Set
Series 5 Action Figure Set
World of Warcraft Series 5 Scourge Ghoul Action Figure
Scourge Ghoul
World of Warcraft Series 5 Alliance Hero Action Figure
Lo’gosh – Varian Wrynn
World of Warcraft Series 5 Night Elf Hunter Action Figure
Night Elf Hunter

Watch our 2009 New York Comic Con video coverage to see the World of Warcraft Action Figures Series 5.

World of Warcraft # 16 Review

World of Warcraft # 16 arrived to my home today. In this issue, Thrall and Varian arrive to Theramore to meet Jaina Proudmoore and Magna Aegwynn. They wish to resume their negotiation, interrupted when King Varian was kidnapped by the Defias Brotherhood.  We don’t get to see yet the meeting. However, we get to see what’s going on behind the scenes. It is awesome to see more lore continuity tips in this comic book. In this issue, we see Ahn’Qiraj temple. C’thun is mentioned to be dead. The Twilight’s Hammer and its leader are within C’thun chamber.

We find out that Valeera Sanguinar’s ancestor was a high elf mage member of the Council of Tirisfal who Aegwynn met.  Thus, one of the reasons she is watching and protecting her. We will find out in upcoming issues more about the Emerald Dream status quo with the Nightmare as Broll has departed the peace summit in Theramore to assist Fandral in Teldrassil.

Garrosh Hellscream accompanies Thrall and Rehgar Earthfury to the Summit with King Varian Wrynn, which in itself might make some fans scratch their forehead.  C’thun is dead and Garrosh is already in Kalimdor. This is clearly a sign that the comic book will very soon synch with Wrath of the Lich King, letting us know more of the behind the scenes details surrounding Northrend and its races; and the Lich King.

This was the description of the comic book # 16 given a few weeks ago:

Blizzard Quote:

Broll receives a mysterious summons away from Theramore on the eve of the summit between King Varian and Thrall. Garona is taken captive by the Forsaken, but to what end? Plus, the return of Rehgar Earthfury!

On sale February 18

Starcraft # 1

The Thundergod will strike his hammer on May … forging a new storyline that will rock StarCraft lore fans. A story that ties-in with StarCraft II. Explore the mysteries lurking around the Koprulu Sector.

Blizzard Entertainment’s Senior VP of Creative Development Chris Metzen (Thundergod) and Senior Writer & Voice Director Micky Neilson bring you an exciting ongoing monthly comic book series.

From the bestselling Blizzard computer game comes the most explosive sci-fi action comic ever created! Join the WarPigs, a disbanded team of outlaws reunited by their former captain for one last job: the assassination of Jim Raynor!

Join creators Keith Giffen, Simon Furman and Federico Dallocchio for WildStorm’s explosive foray into the world of STARCRAFT with this new ongoing series!

Written by Keith Giffen & Simon Furman
Art and cover by Federico Dallocchio
Variant cover by Shawn Moll & Doug Mahnke

May 27

The Thundergod Strikes In …

StarCraft # 1 official announcement. The ongoing comic book series hit shelves on May 27. Learn more.

Update 2/15: From the Transformers comic book writer, Simon Furman, a new and exciting ongoing series is about to hit the fan spreading widely like hot bread in the morning.  The StarCraft comic book introduces a mercenary team gathered for a mysterious mission. Be a loyal subscriber of a comic book that ties-in with the StarCraft II single-player. Find out more on Tuesday.

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