Legends is the name of a Warcraft manga anthology containing five volumes. It features short stories that are written by Richard A. Knaak, Mike Wellman, Dan Jolley, Troy Lewter, and Brian Yang and illustrated by Kim Jae-Hwan, Carlos Olivares, and Nam Kim. The first volume was released on August 12, 2008 and the second volume on November 11 of the same year. Volume 3 was released on March 17, 2009 and the fourth on June 16 of the same year. The 5th volume was released at September 2009.This series contains examples of:
A Day in the Limelight: Minor characters, such as questgivers or vendors, often receive central roles in comics.
Affably Evil: Magatha Grimtotem is nice to Kova Broadhorn, even asking her to call her by her first name, but the errand she sends her on involves retrieving one of her accomplices in her plan to depose Cairne.
For Want of a Nail: Jaina, in a nightmare, wonders if, by accompanying Arthas, she could have saved him from becoming the Lich King. In the end, she's forced to participate in the culling of Stratholme, abandon Muradin to save Arthas, and ultimately becomes the Lich Queen.
Gotta Catch 'Em All: Nuri's quest is to track down and repossess every sword that he has made, whether by refunding the buyer, or by killing them.
Heel Realization: Renee Lauer. Given that she becomes one of the Forsaken, however, it's hard to call a Heel-Face Turn. Nuri gets a straight example, when he realizes that his actions alienated his son, and his confiscating the sword he made for his son leads to his death at he hands of one of his former clients.
Heroic Sacrifice: When all else fails in his quest to retrieve the sword from the lake full of man-eating fish, the prince in Thomas' story dives in to retrieve it himself and succeeds in bringing it to the surface, but is bitten to death in the process.
It's the Journey That Counts: Draka kills several of Nagrand's most dangerous animals for reagents to use in a potion that will make her stronger, but learns that it was more about helping her to realize her true potential.
Pay Evil unto Evil: Cedric Falbrooke is buried alive for trying to frame Kerri for killing his brother, when he had done it himself.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Displeased with his son's decision to set out on his own, Nuri tells him that the measure of a man lies in his weapon. He concludes that his son is no longer fit to wield the sword he was given, instead giving him a sword that is almost worthless, which he says is exactly the one he deserves.