Bloodsworn

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Bloodsworn
Horde OGN CoverA.jpg
World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn cover by Samwise Didier and Alex Horley
Author(s)
Artist(s)

Jheremy Raapack (Pencils)
Joe Weems (Inks)
Richard Friends (Inks)
Jeromy Cox (Colors)

Pages

160

Publisher
Published

August 27, 2013

Binding

Hardcover

Retail price

US: $16.49
EU:
UK:

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:

World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn is the first graphic novel of the World of Warcraft: Horde comic series. It contains the following canceled issues:

Pop Mhan, who was originally scheduled to be the artist on the book, at some point left the book and was replaced by Jheremy Raapack, with inks by Joe Weems and Richard Friends, and colors by Jeromy Cox.

On July 21, 2011 during the Blizzard Licensed Products panel at Comic-Con 2011, the graphic novel's cover was revealed, illustrated by Samwise Didier and Alex Horley Orlandelli, along with its official title.

Summary

As the Cataclysm rips through Azeroth, Warchief Garrosh Hellscream orders the best warriors of the Horde to come forward and serve in a new army, lest their foes in the Alliance sense weakness and attack. We meet these warriors as they come forward – from very different lands, backgrounds, traditions…

Will they be able to overcome their deep differences and work together to serve the Horde, especially when challenged by a powerful, unfamiliar race claiming to be the real rulers of Azeroth?[1]

Characters

Major Supporting Minor Mentioned

Locations

World of Warcraft: Horde

Canceled Issue 1 cover sample

World of Warcraft: Horde was originally an original graphic novel series set in the Warcraft universe, and the companion series to World of Warcraft: Alliance. At Comic-Con 2011, its first volume was announced - World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn. Since then the series hasn't been mentioned or revived.

Originally intended to be a monthly series, Wildstorm instead opted to transition the series to an original graphic novel format, allowing them to place greater emphasis on art and narrative.[2]

The comic was expected to be released in late 2011 or 2012, according to artist Jheremy Raapack, and as of June 2011 is in "crunch" time.[3]

Trivia

  • Wildstorm intended to launch a new Horde title to complement the World of Warcraft ongoing series, which came into a wrap-up in issue 25, triggering the split of the World of Warcraft comic book into two titles with the new Horde title spinoff hitting newsstands on January 2010.[4] This has since been cancelled, however, in favor of releasing the stories in graphic novel form instead.[2]

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