Pre-order Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood by Legendary Comics — the official prequel graphic novel for the Warcraft movie.
Discover how three of Azeroth’s greatest champions forged their first alliance, in the official graphic prequel to the Warcaft movie from Legendary, Universal Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment.
In a fantasy action epic set decades before the film, the young and headstrong Llane, Lothar, and Medivh embark on a mission of vengeance that will forge them into heroes… the kind of heroes Azeroth will need in its darkest hour.
Authors: Chris Metzen & Paul Cornell
Illustrators: Mat Broome, Michael O’Hare, Eddie Nunez, Roy Allan Martinez, Ale Garza, Mike Bowden
Cover: Kevin Tong
Hardcover: 112 pages
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Legendary Comics; Mti edition (June 7, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
About the Author
PAUL CORNELL is a British writer best known for his work in television drama, most notably for “Doctor Who. “Three of his “Doctor Who” episodes have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. He has written several “Doctor Who “spin-off novels, and created the character Beatrice Summerfield. He has also written for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and published original novels including “London Falling”.
Mat Broome has spent the past 20 years as an advertising artist, professional illustrator, entertainment and brand management business owner, and art director at the largest video game company in the world. He’s created and published comics and graphic novels with the largest comics and graphic novel publishers, and has done charitable teaching for youth and artist workshops.
Originally posted: Sept 15, 2015
As revealed in San Diego Comic Con, Legendary Comics is developing a graphic novel that serves as a prequel to the Warcraft Movie.
This graphic novel takes us back a few years before the opening of the Dark Portal, in the time when Medivh, Prince Llane and Lothar were young adventurers. For those starting into Warcraft lore, there was a brief mention of these adventures in the pages of Warcraft: The Last Guardian (by Jeff Grubb). The novel may be found included in the WarCraft Archive.
While the novel only briefly talked about that era, there is plenty of room to flesh out a great story based on the early adventures of this trio of friends, and of course, it’s based on canon Warcraft lore dating since 2001. Here’s a short quote from the Warcraft: The Last Guardian novel:
“The three men were laughing and joking, though, as before, Khadgar could not make out the exact words. The blond one in the middle was in the midst of telling a story, and from his hand motions, one involving a nicely apportioned young woman. The one on his right laughed and slapped a knee as the blond one continued his tale. This one ran his fingers through his hair, and Khadgar noticed that his dark hair was already receding. That was when he realized he was looking at Lord Lothar. The eyes and nose were his, and the smile just the same, but the flesh was not yet weathered and his beard was not graying. But it was him.
Khadgar looked at the third man, and knew at once it had to be Medivh. This one was dressed in a dark green hunter’s garb, his hood pulled back to reveal a young, mirthful face. His eyes were burnished jade in the light of the campfire, and he favored the blond one’s story with an embarrassed smile. The blond one in the center made a point and motioned to the young Medivh, who shrugged, clearly embarrassed. The blond one’s story apparently involved the future Magus as well. The blond one had to be Llane, now King Llane of Azeroth. Yes, the early stories of the three of them had found their way even into the Violet Citadel’s archives. The three of them often wandered through the borders of the kingdom, exploring and putting down all manner of raiders and monsters.”
The story mentions their adventure in Stranglethorn Vale where they fought trolls.
Pre-order Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood for $24.99. Release date: May 10, 2016 — just a month before the premier of the Warcraft movie.
Below is an image of the upcoming Graphic Novel revealed at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con. The graphic novel is written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Mat Broome.