Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Warcraft: Legends Vol. 1

Written and Art by Jolley, Kim, Knaak, Lewter, No, Olivares and Wellman
Published by TokyoPop

Slugline: A perfect fine anthology of Dungeons and Dragons...I mean Warcraft stories.

There are four short stories in this volume, the first being an side story of the Trag, the minotaur from the earlier Warcraft manga facing his own uncertain future. There is a story about about a farmer seeking to better his family through confrontation with zombies, a gnome making a name and legend for himself and a dwarf learning the meaning of family and responsibility. Only the first story really felt like Warcraft, the rest could of them could have been any fantasy world with the generic races that populate them. They are perfectly well crafted and put together stories, but you could have put any number of different titles to them and it would be hard pressed to tell these stories were not crafted with that world in mind.

Warcraft: Legends Vol. 1 is also available from Right Stuf, Intl., an online retailer specializing in anime and manga.

- Ferdinand


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Unknown said...

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Prospero's Manga said...

Yeah, the stories don't seem to be thinly disguised game background info set to story, which can be a problem if you aren't going for the full game in a comic effect that you can find with titles like Sharknife and Scott Pilgrim. But neither do they seem to be much different from the generic D&D, so if you are looking for stuff that really feels like Warcraft, you may be better off looking at more directly game related material.