Blizzard Entertainment released a new World of Warcraft comics titled “Gul’dan and the Stranger”. It is a free download in PDF format, and it is worth reading.
In this initial chapter, we can witness the moment Garrosh Hellscream approaches Gul’dan as a messenger of Grom Hellscream. Garrosh arrives at a crucial moment when Gul’dan is undergoing the Ascension ritual to serve the Burning Legion. During the ritual, Gul’dan is chained.
Garrosh tells Gul’dan that Grom will be there at the ceremony where back in time Grom Hellscream takes the chalice to drink Mannoroth’s blood.
This new comics series is definitely worth reading, as it lays out the backstory that led to the events of Warlords of Draenor — as a follow up to Christie Golden’s World of Warcraft: War Crimes.
Download the Gul’dan and the Stranger Comics.
The artwork quality is very good, and no surprise there because the artist of this digital comic is no other than Alex Horley — known for his work on the World of Warcraft TCG, and the Destination: Pandaria short story series, the front cover of The Art of Blizzard Entertainment, the front cover of World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn, and the front cover of World of Warcraft: Wolfheart.
A lot of the Hearthstone artwork hails from the World of Warcraft TCG. Among Alex’s artwork in Hearthstone is Gul’dan, Lord Jaraxxus, Kor’kron Elite, Doomsayer, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, King Krush, Frost Shock, Defender of Argus, Nerub’ar Weblord, Voidwalker, Bloodmage Thalnos, Stranglethorn Tiger, Malfurion, Cenarius, Raging Worgen, Rockbiter Weapon, Illidan the Betrayer, and the Flesheating Ghoul.
Alex was an artist of DC Comics’ Lobo, and has done work for Magic: The Gathering, multiple magazines and other comics publishers.