The World of Warcraft comic book ongoing series continues to amaze fans with the introduction of Garona and her son Med’an 10 issues ago. The story arc is just exciting with all the revelations. The hints of an upcoming cataclysm to be provoked by Cho’gall and his Twilight’s Hammer who wish to free the Old gods. And most importantly the founding of the new Council of Tirisfal which is composed of Jaina Proudmoore, Aegwynn, Meryl Winterstorm, Med’an, Valeera Sanguinar and Vindicator Maraad.
This solicitation is for issue # 25, and as you heard recently from us, this is the issue that marks the close of the story arc—which will trigger the split of the WoW Comics into two spin-off titles. One for the Alliance and another title focused on the Horde. In the previous issue (# 21), we learned Vindicator Maraad is Garona’s uncle, thus Grand Uncle of Med’an. The young Med’an wishes to learn Light’s magic from him, and if the cover of issue # 25 is any indication—he is learning pretty fast.
Med’an wears plate shoulderpads and gauntlets in this cover. Not only is he the son of the Last Guardian Medivh—he is learning to master arcane, shaman and now Light magic. Can you see Broll? Is he back from his adventures in the Emerald Dream? During my interview with Walter and Louise Simonson at the New York Comic Con 2009, they revealed some of their characters would show up in other writer’s novels. It is very probable that Broll will be one of them in World of Warcraft: Stormrage (February 23, 2010). Meryl Winterstorm appears in the upcoming Warcraft Legends Vol. 5 (September 8, 2009) in the story The First Guardian by Louise Simonson (who also writes alongside her husband Walter Simonson in the Wildstorm WoW Comic Book).
In case you wonder, that’s not Valeera Sanguinar in the front cover. That character hasn’t been introduced yet. By the color of her tabard, she is a Scryer Blood Elf from Shattrath City.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT # 25
The bonus-sized epic final showdown! Will Med’an and the newly formed Council of Tirisfal vanquish the evil Cho’gall and the Twilight’s Hammer? Will the unlikely union of Horde and Alliance be torn asunder?
Written by Walter and Louise Simonson;
Art by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington;
Cover by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington
Wildstorm – 40pg. – $3.99 US
On Sale November 18, 2009
Anyway, on the cover of #23, Valeera has red/orange hair, like the elf on #25. Still, this one looks rather different than Valeera…