Many fans will be glad to hear that Wildstorm announced at the San Diego Comic Con 2009 that a new Horde title will be launched to complement the World of Warcraft comic book series which is focused on the point of view of King Varian Wrynn. Walter Simonson’s arc will come to a wrap up in issue # 25—which will trigger the split of the World of Warcraft comic book into two titles with the new Horde title spinoff hitting newsstands on January 2010.
Not much details have been revealed beyond that, but as always, I will reach my contacts to find out more. Stay tuned for relevant updates.
A few months ago, at the New York Comic Con 2009 (February), I asked Walter Simonson and Louis Simonson if there would be a new Horde-focused title. You can watch our video interview to see how they dodged somewhat the question.
On the Starcraft Comic Book side, Simon Furman revealed three known heroes from the universe setting will appear soon to interact with the War Pigs mercenaries: Jim Raynor, Kerrigan the Queen of Blades and Starcraft: Ghost Nova.
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This is just me, but I can’t see either the Warcraft or StarCraft comics having erratic chronology. Ashbringer managed to flesh out history by being set in an earlier timeframe, but the Warcraft comic itself has progressed chronologically, the first arc being in the Year 31, concurrent with TBC and the second being in the Year 32, setting up for WotLK (I think). I’m willing to guess the StarCraft comics will take a similar route-if Nova is the character that cameos in issue 4 and will become a major character in the second arc, then it would make sense to have the first arc begin and end in 2502 and have the second in 2503, after she’s graduated from the Ghost Academy.
So yeah, apart from spinoffs, I don’t see us going back to revisit old plot details in the main series.
As for the ideas mentioned, the Council of Tirisfal would make a logical choice for the Alliance comic IMO and I could see the Scythe of Elune being tied into their efforts-Burning Legion, Old Gods or otherwise. Ahn’Qiraj would probably suffice for its own spinoff. However, of the events mentioned, many are covered in-game, so it seems a bit redundant to go back over them. Granted, I can’t shake the feeling that the first arc of the StarCraft comic is leading to Braxis and an adaptation/expansion of the events of ‘Resurrection IV,’ but whether the two series are under the same guidelines in terms of their story direction is speculative.