Once upon a time, there was a Warcraft
comic series. It ended in 2009 with a special issue that featured an entirely new cast of characters, both Alliance and Horde. The premise was that the series would continue on with two individual comics, one Alliance-themed, and one Horde. This shifted over the years into two graphic novels -- World of Warcraft: Blood Sworn
for the Horde and World of Warcraft: Dark Riders
for the Alliance.
While we've heard nothing more about Blood Sworn
other than it's in development, Blizzplanet
has some new news for those waiting eagerly for Dark Riders
. You can now preorder
Dark Riders on Amazon.com for $21.04, and it has a release date set for May 7, 2013. This 144-page hardcover graphic novel from DC Comics features an all-new story by Michael Costa, better known for his work on Transformers
, and artwork by the talented Neil Googe.
revolves around the story of the Scythe of Elune and, more importantly, the mysterious Dark Riders of Deadwind Pass
, who have been mentioned more than once in quests but never really delved into. The title characters for the book are not your usual Warcraft
heroes. They're adventurers like us -- ordinary Azeroth folk who have been plunged into extraordinary situations. It's been a long time coming, but I'm looking forward to finally having this one in my hands.