Those wascally wabbits at MTV Multiplayer have somehow gotten their paws (see what I did there?) on a five-page preview
of the second World of Warcraft
comic, still written by Walter Simonson
, and drawn by Ludo Lullabi and Sandra Hope (the cover, pictured here, is done by Blizzard's own Samwise Didier, with an alternate cover by Jim Lee
I have to admit that I never got a chance to read the first WoW comic
, but this does look a lot like the preview we saw
a little while ago-- our amnesiac hero (whose name is now "Croc-bait"?) is fighting for his life in the Crimson Ring's arenas, with Orc Shaman (cheer! for the Horde!) Reghar Earthfury by his side. And by the way, giving those blades to a Human is not cool
, Reggie baby. There is also a fun little cameo on the last page, but I'll leave it up to you all to speculate who that might be-- I have my own thoughts, but just to stay spoiler-free, I'll keep them to myself.
Still it is cool to see this thing come together, steeped in Warcraft
lore as it is. The Blood Elf/Night Elf friction is a nice touch, too-- I'll definitely be shipping
those two as the comic rolls on.
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