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Comic Book / World of Warcraft (Comic)

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A Comic Book series set in Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft universe and released monthly in a standard western comic format. The World of Warcraft comic is set to run for twenty-five issues (October, 2007-January, 2010) and chronicles the adventures of Lo'gosh the amnesiac gladiator as he rises up and discovers his true identity. The comic is published by Wildstorm and written by Walter Simonson with Louise Simonson.

As of December 2009, the old crew of the comic was completely replaced and the comic split into 2 different series: World Of Warcraft: Alliance and World Of Warcraft: Horde.

It is a major part of the Warcraft Expanded Universe. In fact, many plot points are brought into the game by way of patches.

This comic book series provides examples of the following:

  • All There in the Manual: A lot of King Varian's character development is in the comic book instead of the game, which leads to complaints from the fans who don't buy it. The reverse is also true from those who don't play WOW but read the comic.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Rough and tumble Lo'gosh is actually The noble King Varian of Stormwind.
  • Badass Normal: Both King Varian of Stormwind and Lo'gosh are able to kick ass in a world of ridiculously powerful wizards and demons. Which is understandable since they are the same man.
  • Fantastic Racism: King Varian of Stormwind HATES orcs. To a lesser extent, everyone hates Blood Elves too.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Rehgar Earthfury's gladiator team. Lo'gash is the Fighter. Broll is the Mage. Valeera is the Thief.
  • Put on a Bus: Broll, headed to Teldrassil off-screen.
  • Red Right Hand: The non-evil Broll Bearmantle sports a pair of antlers that everyone just shrugs off. Then again, it IS Azeroth. They've probably seen weirder sights. With druids being rather rare, they've probably shrugged it off as a sign of his druidic powers. Which is the case, although only a few druids are known to have done so, such as Furion Stormrage.
  • Retool: The comic is being split into 2 different series, each of which will have a completely new creative team. Hopefully they'll do a better job.

Alternative Title(s): World Of Warcraft