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World of Warcraft Vol. 2 HC [Hardcover]

Walter Simonson , Jon Buran , Ludo Lullabi

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Sept. 1 2009 World of Warcraft (Book 2)
The second graphic novel based on the world's most popular massively multiplayer videogame tells the saga of the Missing King of Stormwind. Upon learning he is in fact the lost ruler of Stormwind, Lo'Gosh returns to reclaim his throne with his comradesin-arms Valeera, and Broll. But all is not as it seems in the eastern kingdom, especially if one informed dwarf has anything to say about it.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: WildStorm (Sept. 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401223702
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401223700
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 1 x 26.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #260,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Walt Simonson is one of the most highly regarded comics creators around, having written, pencilled or inked Batman, Michael Moorcock's Elric, Fantastic Four, The Hulk and Superman, to name but a few! Jon Buran is best known for taking over the artwork of Wildstorm's World of Warcraft series. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Very on the fence... Sept. 4 2009
By Storm - Published on
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Having enjoyed the first WoW comic relatively well, I was looking forward to this new collection coming out in HC format. Having read the comic now, I'm not really sure it was worth the wait.

The book itself is about 170 pages in length, and it definitely suffers from the lack of pages. Much of the action is muddled (a complaint echoed in the first book as well) and it feels like the plot and script is just an annoyance getting in the way of the artists wanting to draw really high action scenes.

The main storyline still revolves around Varian Wrynn - whom we met as Lo'Gosh in book one - attempting to reclaim the throne of Stormwind. However, there is an usurper who looks just like him already in Stormwind. There's some sort of mish-mash with Defias and Dark Iron Dwarves mixed in, but when you boil it down, this is the story that's supposed to go along with the Onyxia raid. There's also a half-hearted attempt to keep a side story running with Broll Bearmantle and Valeera Sanguinar (Valeera essentially plays the roll of a drug addict, and Broll her "AA Sponsor" trying to keep her clean) but it's only mentioned when convenient and used as a plot device rather than an actual storyline.

The art is still very clean, but it feels like a step down from Book One. The pencils and inks feel a lot looser and less detailed, the lines much thicker, and much of the slack is left to be picked up by the colorist (to be fair, the coloring is gorgeous). Also, as mentioned above, the layout is very poorly done - you'll often be looking at a scene that is the middle of a giant battle, some critical event happens that the characters are all yelling about, and you'll do a double/triple-take on the previous panels and still have no idea what supposedly happened.

Book 2 is worth getting if you're simply looking to finish up the story left in Book 1, but on its own neither the art nor the story is really worth the $20 cover price.
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed Nov. 9 2009
By Darnel Degand - Published on
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After what I thought was an excellent introduction to the World of Warcraft in the first hard cover graphic novel set, I was disappointed with the conclusion in this followup. After reading the first World of Warcraft graphic novel collection, I read WoW:Ashbringer and wasn't impressed with it so I was really looking forward to this followup. I don't want to be completely negative about it in this review because I still think the art is nice and that they did a good enough job providing us with a conclusion. But when I compare it to volume 1, it doesn't feel like the creators were having as much fun working on the issues collected in this book. If you're just looking for a distraction and have some extra dollars to spend, go ahead and buy it because it is still entertainment at the end of the day. Otherwise, I would pass on this.
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent read Aug. 17 2010
By Fletcher J. Weisel - Published on
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After reading the first comic i must admit this one does seem slightly more rushed. However i don't feel it suffered much for it. Could this have been a better more in depth comic? yes. But, it serves its purpose explaining the lore that it was written to explain so in my opinion it gets the job done. Is it worth the price tag? For a someone interested in Warcraft lore I say yes, if not then no.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Series Nov. 20 2013
By Linde Stafford - Published on
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This was a gift for my adult daughter she loves these books. They are made for children of all ages.
5.0 out of 5 stars Better and better. Nov. 14 2013
By clinton smith - Published on
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I'm really getting into the Warcraft graphic novel.This is a great series. I definitely am going to be a subscriber to the regular novels.

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