Wildstorm is a DC Comics imprint with a wise focus on TV, film and game franchises. Already they have comics based on TV shows like Chuck, films like the upcoming Push, and games such as World of Warcraft, Mirror’s Edge and Gears of War. They’ll also add the PS3 franchise Resistance to that impressive list next month. Below is a sneak peek at the penultimate issue of the Ashbringer mini-series set in the World of Warcraft universe.
Written by Micky Neilson, with art by Ludo Lullabi (what a great name!) and Tony Washington, the 40 page issue also has a variant cover by Chris Robinson. It follows Darion, with help by the Agent Dawn as he stares down the Scourge stronghold.
As usual, there’s a host of new comics from Marvel and DC this week. A good bet for newbies would be War Machine #1 from Marvel. It’s a new series all about Iron Man’s best buddy Jim Rhodes, with a funky suit of hi-tech armour all his own. Or you could try Black Lightning: Year One #1 which is a look at the early days of the electric Justice Leaguer. Both issues are released on January 2.
Our friends at Marvel have created a handy guide to the Black Panther, one of comics earliest African American superheroes. The new series launches on February 4, by writer Reginald Hudlin and artist Ken Lashley. However, this isn’t the same Black Panther we all know and love. This time it’s a different person under the mask -and it’s a woman!
Black Panther is (or was) T’Challa, the King of Wakanda but he’s fallen in battle, so it’s time for a new warrior to take his place. You can read all about T’Challa’s history as an Avenger, his marriage to the X-Men’s Storm and more right here for free at Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited service.