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World Of Warcraft HC Vol 01 (World of Warcraft World of Warcraft) Hardcover – 6 Aug 2008

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (6 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401218369
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401218362
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 1.2 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 316,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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! Ludo Lullabi is a French artist whose work includes the bande desinee series Eternal Midnight, Kookaburra Universe and Lillian Cortez. World of Warcraft is his first American work. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Moffatt on 11 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is the first few "chapters" (chapter 0-7)of the World of Warcraft comic series. As well as containing the comics there are a few pages dedicated to an interview of the author and the artist as well as a a few sketches by Ludo Lullabi (the artist). I was fond of the art style and the story was gripping enough to keep me reading it in one sitting :). I only have one critisism of the book and that is that the cover art for each issue is not big enough, each issue had two covers for different countries and they are both shown on one page, making them a lot smaller. A must buy for those interested in comic art or World of Warcraft lore.
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By Michael Finn on 18 May 2011
Format: Paperback
My knowledge of World at Warcraft, barring Mr T being a Night Elf Mohawk, is very limited. These issues launching the series are not too bad though and Ludo Lullabi's spiky art suits the material fine. Not too much back story at once - often a failing of RPG adaptations.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary70 on 24 Oct. 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have now bought 3 graphic novels for my daughter. The graphics are superb the books are pristine and the speed of delivery is outstanding
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Xaknar on 9 Nov. 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a very well drawn and written comic, great for anyone who plays WoW!
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Too much talk, not enough rock 18 Nov. 2008
By Beau Yarbrough - Published on
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The idea behind the comic is sound: The World of Warcraft is a big, superheroic sort of place, with larger than life characters and epic conflicts.

Unfortunately, someone told Walt Simonson to EXPLAIN IT ALL in the first few issues, so instead of just bringing readers along for the ride, and letting them figure it out as they go along, every person, place and thing is described in awkward detail.

Speaking of awkward, Ludo Lullabi's action sequences mostly consist of barely connected poses, making it often hard to figure out what's just transpired. He's got the poses down -- the sketchbooks at the beginning and endpapers of the book show off some really exciting figurework and backgrounds -- but the actual comic itself makes it appear like he's either got a ways to go before being ready to handle the assignment, or he doesn't have an editor who's pushing him for clarity and maximum storytelling potential.

That said, there's a lot of potential here, and about halfway through this volume, both Simonson's and Lullabi's rough edges begin to be sanded away.

Worth a look for fans of the World of Warcraft game or Simonson's previous fantasy comics.
Very Impressed 9 Nov. 2009
By Darnel Degand - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's been a long time since I've read a comic that introduced to me a world that I looked forward to exploring more. Books like this leave me looking forward to future issues. If I had more time in my schedule, I would definitely have signed up for an online account. I'm sure that's partly what Blizzard Entertainment had in mind when they decided to put this book out. Sometimes when some brands create products outside of their main media formats, it's normally just another way to make money. But I don't feel this way about this title. I can appreciate the work that was involved in developing the story presented. If you enjoyed Joe Madureira's Battle Chasers, any of the "good" Conan comic titles, or even the movie Gladiator and enjoy comic books, you'll probably enjoy this as well.
World of War-Comics! 14 Sept. 2009
By Justin Hall - Published on
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If your a World of Warcraft fan, and also love comics, then this product was specifically made for you. I found it very enjoyable, and loved all the nods in the book to the land of Azeroth. It wasn't the best story, I have ever read, but the art is fantastic, and the characters memorable. I plan on picking up the next trade in the series, and that says a lot for me.
Comic book in a hardcover 1 May 2012
By J. Talbot - Published on
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I did enjoy reading the story but I wish the comic writers had put each drawing in a sequence of three and that the drawing a been a bit bigger. I found the format used was a bit like a collage. It seemed that some of the drawings were an after thought and then just placed where they thought they should go.
10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
From PC to paper, does it translate? 15 Aug. 2008
By Robert J. Pollock - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I am a longtime fan of the Warcraft game series going all the way back to Warcraft: Orcs & Humans the first PC title.

I have been buying this comic since the first issue came out and by issue 10 I have yet to be totally impressed. First off don't be fooled by the cover art of this trade collection, neither Samewise nor Metzen (the usual Warcraft artists) contribute art to the inside of this book. The art's not bad it's just nothing like what we're used to seeing over the years. The story is a rather blandly told romp of a cast of characters that begins similarly to the movie Gladiator. The story centers on an amnesic Human Warrior, a Blood Elf and a Night Elf Druid who must band together to rise through the ranks of arena fights and ultimately overthrow their Orc master and discover the true destiny of said amnesic human. Would you believe that destiny might involve becoming a noble warrior and hero of the land? I guess you'll have to read to find out but let's just say this book is filled with a fair amount of clichés.

The story telling isn't horrible for a comic book I have just read better in the likes of books likes Batman: The Long Halloween or Ultimate Spider-Man. The book's mythology does seem to get deeper with each issue and the universe they live in doesn't seem too dissimilar to me from the like of Gargoyles the animated series during the flashbacks. In fact the book at time seems to employ Saturday-morning-cartoon-like plot devices from time to time.

If you are coming in as a fan of the series you need to know that familiar characters from the game seldom make an appearance. By issue10 we've seen Jaina Proudmoore but there are few other references the make this comic familiar to fans of the PC world. I personally think there have been missed opportunities to show characters like Cairne Bloodhoof in the issue features Tauren or to even showcase Tharall in some of the more Orc-centric locations. Actually, quite a few of the characters in this comic have been adapted from the current line of DC Direct World of Warcraft Action figures. The first issue alone features 3 characters from wave 1 and 2 of the toyline with 2 more toy personalities showing up relatively soon thereafter.

Bottom line is, if you're a real fan of Warcraft there is the potential for entertainment to be had with this series. However, if you're a casual fan of the franchise and are hoping this comic will give you some extra insight in the world you love know you're better of pickup of the actual Warcraft Novels or just run through the campaign modes of all three original games again.
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