Whether you’ve pledged your fealty to the Alliance or you’re a sworn warrior of the Horde, there is one thing we can all agree on: more Warcraft is always a good thing. Thankfully, the people behind the upcoming Duncan Jones-directed Warcraft movie agree, and they are making a prequel graphic novel to accompany it. According to IGN, the prequel comic, entitled Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood, will be published by Legendary Comics, with a story by Blizzard SVP of Story and Franchise Development Chis Metzen. The graphic novel will be written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Mat Broome, Michael O’Hare, Eddie Nunez, Roy Allan Martinez, Ale Garza, and Mike Bowden.
Take a peek at the newly released cover art by Kevin Tong:
Here’s the official solicitation info:
Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood
Story by: Chris Metzen
Written by: Paul Cornell
Art by: Mat Broome, Michael O’Hare, Eddie Nunez, Roy Allan Martinez, Ale Garza, Mike Bowden
Cover Artist: Kevin Tong
Details: 112 page hardcover graphic novel, $24.99
Release date: June 7th
“Discover how three of Azeroth’s greatest champions forged their first alliance, in the official graphic prequel to the Warcaft movie from Legendary, Universal Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment.
In a fantasy action epic set decades before the film, the young and headstrong Llane, Lothar, and Medivh embark on a mission of vengeance that will forge them into heroes… the kind of heroes Azeroth will need in its darkest hour.”
The Warcraft movie hits theaters on June 10, 2016, so the June 7 release date of Bonds of Brotherhood will give you three whole days to prepare your body for its first cinematic trip to Azeroth.
Will you be picking up this graphic novel? What Warcraft stories do you most hope to see on the big screen or in comic form? Let us know in the comments below.
Anyone else curious about what Onyx would have to say about this, considering his trailer reaction?
Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter (@Osteoferocious) and ask him about the good old days of vanilla World of Warcraft.
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