Just like the Primal Ooze
from Un'goro Crater -- except less slimy and without bones sticking out of it -- the World of Warcraft
comic has split into two distinct books. Just as promised
, the series from Wildstorm will now also feature Horde characters in addition to an Alliance story. BlizzPlanet reports that the two titles, dubbed World of Warcraft: Horde
and World of Warcraft: Alliance
, will kick off on January 6 and 20, respectively. While the Horde comic starts off at Issue No. 1, the Alliance comic is starts at No. 26, seemingly picking up where the original series, which showcased Alliance faction leader Varian Wrynn
, left off.
This should be great news for all comic fans, particularly Horde players, who haven't had representation in Wildstorm's take on the game world. World of Warcraft: Horde
follows the story of an orc hunter
named Malgar and his tauren ally -- presumably an enhancement Shaman
from the cover art -- Ironhoof, which probably means they'll fight over the same loot. Written by Doug Wagner and drawn by Batgirl
artist Pop Mahn, the story focuses on "the harsher side of Kalimdor"
. We presume that means Barrens chat.
On the other side of the spectrum, World of Warcraft: Alliance
follows the father and son tandem of Karlain and Mardigan, a Mage
who don't quite get along. I mean, if you were some scholarly ectomorph, you probably would
be disappointed in your doofus, jock son. Written by Hawksmoor's Mike Costa and drawn by brit Neil Googe, the series promises "murder, a mysterious quest for a powerful artifact, and some fist-pounding action!"
It's just what the doctor ordered. And by doctor I mean your mom. The one who wears army boots.