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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film.

Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers.

I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com)

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Fishing – Dalaran Wish Coins

Blizzard Developers have always been known for their easter eggs and humor. The fountain located on the southwest of Dalaran, by the Alliance bank area, can be the source of some funny findings. You would require fishing tradeskill. These are at least eight of the coins you can find there from famous Warcraft characters: Aegwynn, Prince Arthas, King Terenas Menethil, Stalvan, Tirion Fordring, Alleria, and … Teron Gorefiend.

For those who played Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal or have read World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal (pocket book), Teron Gorefiend was sent by Ner’zhul to Azeroth to retrieve three artifacts of power: the Scepter of Sargeras (Tomb of Sargeras), Book of Medivh (Alterac) and the Eye of Dalaran. Who would have known Teron would throw a wish coin on the fountain of Dalaran before departing with the black dragons? Thanks a bunch to Handclaw for providing these images.

Salandria is the blood elf orphan who gives quests in Shattrath City during the Children’s week. Kryll is the goblin who served Deathwing during the second war (Warcraft: Day of the Dragon). Molok was a dwarf who flew Rhonin on a gryphon toward Khaz Modan. Molok died when a dragon knocked both off their mount. He was against flying Rhonin to his destination. Special thanks to Handclaw for providing the images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the fountain you can fish these coins from.

Legendary Pictures – World of Warcraft Film Blizzcon video

WCRadio put up the video of the Legendary Pictures Panel held at Blizzcon 2007, where Chris Metzen, Paul Sams and Thomas Tull (Legendary Pictures Chairman) discussed details of the Film with fans. The video lasts 43 minutes, and it is very amusing, humorous and informative.  At the end you will see a concept art that shows Teldrassil.  If that is a hint of things to see, we will probably see Darnassus city and of course Tyrande Whisperwind.

It will be a live action film portraying a war conflict between the Alliance and the Horde.  The timeframe is set to a year before the events of the MMORPG.  The main character will be a new heroe described to be kick-ass Human.  Most of the story is told from the point of view of the Alliance, but there will be Horde elements with Thrall making it to the big screen. Thomas Tull hinted they want to make the first film a masterpiece that will make fans be excited of seeing what we we see everyday in the MMO come to live—and by saying “first film” basically let the cat out that they envision more films based on World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft Comic Book# 1 – DC Comics Press Release

New York, NY—DC Comics, the world’s largest English language comic book publisher and home to Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman announced plans today to publish a new comic book series based on World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment’s popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Preview art from the series will debut at Comic-Con International, held in San Diego, CA from July 26-29. The World of Warcraft comic book will be published through DC / WildStorm imprint and debut this fall.

The ongoing monthly series will be written by industry veteran Walter Simonson (Thor, Orion) and feature art by Ludo Lullabi and inker Sandra Hope. The first six issues of the World of Warcraft comic series will each feature two covers, one by superstar comic book artist Jim Lee and a second by Blizzard Entertainment Senior Art Director Samwise Didier.

Wow Comic Book
Follow-up
Wow Comic Press Release 7-23
Wow Comic Official – DC Comics Pre-Orders Open! 7-21
Jim Lee @ BlizzCon – Official 7-20
Scans of Wow Comic Sampler# 0 Cover 7-19
Wow Comic @ San Diego Comic Con? 7-13

The Warcraft

Wow Comic Book Update – Jim Lee @ BlizzCon

Wow Comic Book
Follow-up
Wow Comic Press Release 7-23
Wow Comic Official – DC Comics Pre-Orders Open! 7-21
Jim Lee @ BlizzCon – Official 7-20
Scans of Wow Comic Sampler# 0 Cover 7-19
Wow Comic @ San Diego Comic Con? 7-13

Short and straight to the liver. Jim Lee will make a public appearance at BlizzCon 2007 on Friday, August 3rd at the Anaheim Convention Center.

It was revealed some time ago, however, that DC Direct had acquired a license for World of Warcraft action figures.  This could be a reason for Jim Lee to be at San Diego Comic Con and BlizzCon.  The only possible evidence is the comic book sampler scanned image allegedly seen at a Local Comic Store by two comic fans.

No confirmation or debunk on the unconfirmed World of Warcraft Comic Book by Wildstorm / DC Comics at this point.  It will remain a rumor until San Diego Comic Con, or until Blizzard, DC Comics or Wildstorm issue an official press release.  Stay tuned.

Recent details here

Wow Comic Book – Wildstorm / DC Comics

Few days ago I reported sighting of a suspicious entry at the San Diego Comic Con 2007 schedule, which listed Jim Lee, Chris Metzen and Mickey Nielson for Friday, July 27 from 3:30-4:30pm.  What can a veteran comic book artist and a Warcraft lore (Creative Director) have in common at such event?

To those who do not know Jim Lee, he is the famous artist of X-Men# 1 (second series, 1991), issue that sold over 8 million copies. He created the concepts of the X-men uniforms at the time of launch: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Psylocke, Storm. On 1992, Jim Lee co-founded Image Comics – later named Wildstorm Productions.  Among his credits are WildC.A.T.s., Cliffhanger, Gen13, DV8, Stormwatch, Deathblow, The Authority, Planetary, and Divine Right.

Wow Comic Book
Follow-up
Wow Comic Press Release 7-23
Wow Comic Official – DC Comics Pre-Orders Open! 7-21
Jim Lee @ BlizzCon – Official 7-20
Scans of Wow Comic Sampler# 0 Cover 7-19
Wow Comic @ San Diego Comic Con? 7-13

In 1996, Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld returned to Marvel Comics to reboot Iron Man and the Fantastic Four titles back at issue# 1 with Heroes Reborn, after the Onslaught: Universe / Onslaught: X-Men storyline. The success of Heroes Reborn basically saved Marvel Comics from bankruptcy. Nowadays Jim Lee is working with DC Comics on a Batman title and on a rumored DC MMO.  Seeing this artist sharing schedule with Chris Metzen caught my attention.

Is Wildstorm / DC Comics licensing and planning the launch of a World of Warcraft comic book?  At the time of this posting some of my emails to various key people haven’t been replied back.  However, deep-searching online for some hours brought up a curious forum thread by thefreakytiki at the thecomicforums.com.  He mentioned to have sighted a free comic sampler at his local comic book store.  According to thefreakytiki, the credits for the free sampler goes like this: Jim Lee (Cover Artist), Ludo Lullabi (penciler), Walter Simonson (Writer). Some Marvel Comic fans will remember Simonson from Thor title. Thanks to this I was able to search more thoroughfully online and found a scan at ComicPriceGuide.com – click the image.

All we need now is an official confirmation from Blizzard or to wait for details from San Diego Comic Con.

UPDATE 7-20-07: Official. Jim Lee will make a public appearance at BlizzCon 2007 at Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, August 3.  Nuff’ said.

UPDATE 7-20-07: Scans of the inner pages of the free comic book sampler reveal a short interview with Walter Simonson (writer) and Ludo Lullabi (artist).  It is official.  World of Warcraft# 1 to be released on November 2007.  Image scans at the bottom.  Contact your local comics store 1-888-COMIC BOOK.

Thanks, Dassaace for the scans

World of Warcraft Comic Book @ San Diego Comic Con?

The schedule for San Diego Comic Con 2007 has been released, and by the looks of it there will be a World of Warcraft comic book to be shown there.  This is mere interpretation. So I will tag this as rumor until we get a clarification.  Don’t hold your breath however.  I have known for over a month that Sideshow Collectibles will unveil a secret World of Warcraft Collectible statue at San Diego Comic Con.  This schedule might be just saying different companies will showcase different and unrelated products separately. Personally, I am a comic book junkie with over 1,500 Xmen issues.  I would love to see a World of Warcraft or Starcraft comic book. If you go to San Diego Comic Con send us images and tell us what you saw there from Blizzard.  Contact me here. This is what will happen on Friday, July 27.

Wow Comic Book
Follow-up
Wow Comic Press Release 7-23
Wow Comic Official – DC Comics Pre-Orders Open! 7-21
Jim Lee @ BlizzCon – Official 7-20
Scans of Wow Comic Sampler# 0 Cover 7-19
Wow Comic @ San Diego Comic Con? 7-13

3:30-4:30pm PDT—WOW! It’s World of Warcraft!—Are you ready? Comics, collectibles, and online gaming are about to collide! How does the world’s most popular online game, World of Warcraft, plan to crash the comics and collectibles world? Find out here! As a special incentive, a collectible comic will be distributed to fans at the panel. Join Jim Lee (editorial director, WildStorm), Chris Metzen (VP of creative development, Blizzard), Mickey Neilson (writer/voice director, Blizzard), Hank Kanalz (VP/general manager, WildStorm), and Georg Brewer (VP, design and DC Direct creative) to discover the results of these combined forces! Room 4