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Old 07-21-2011, 09:07 PM
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Default Alliance and Horde OGNs: "Dark Riders" and "Bloodsworn"

The covers and titles for the new Alliance and Horde OGNs were revealed at Comic-Con.

World of Warcraft: Alliance has become World of Warcraft: Dark Riders, and obviously appears to be dealing with the Dark Riders of Deadwind Pass, which we now get out first look at. Finally. They do not look unlike ye olde Horde death knights. Mardigan is also shown to be afflicted with the worgen curse on the cover.

http://fastcache.gawkerassets.com/as...liance_ogn.jpg


World of Warcraft: Horde has become World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn, though there is little to discern from the cover, apart from the characters it's known to feature. This cover illustration actually cropped up somewhere a few months back, I think for a charity auction or something.

http://fastcache.gawkerassets.com/as.../horde_ogn.jpg


If there was more information to be had, I'm not sure what it was.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:33 PM
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What the hell, they're kinda ugly. Too much forced into one picture, which makes it look amateuristic.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:20 PM
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The cast of Horde looks much more interesting than Alliance. Two humans and a worgen, how exciting.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:25 PM
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The Alliance plot is rather interesting, though. We really don't know anything about the Horde one.

BTW, WHERE'S MY PANDAREN COMIC?!
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:34 PM
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Actually those red eyes kind of make me think of W2 death knights.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:49 PM
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The cast of Horde looks much more interesting than Alliance. Two humans and a worgen, how exciting.
I think I see Brink the SI7 gnome rogue in there too but the Blizzard Logo is covering him.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:54 PM
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What the hell, they're kinda ugly. Too much forced into one picture, which makes it look amateuristic.
Comicbook covers are a more difficult art than one might expect.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:56 PM
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I think I see Brink the SI7 gnome rogue in there too but the Blizzard Logo is covering him.
Yeah, top left corner. Note the knee-pads sticking out.

Gotta say though, if this the art they go with I'll pass, they look hideous.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:00 PM
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Yeah, top left corner. Note the knee-pads sticking out.

Gotta say though, if this the art they go with I'll pass, they look hideous.
These are just the covers that Samwise did. The interiors are being done by actual comic artists. Not terribly enthused by their choice for Dark Riders, though.

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Yeah, top left corner. Note the knee-pads sticking out.

Gotta say though, if this the art they go with I'll pass, they look hideous.
I think that's just Samwise's style. Is he just doing the covers?
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:06 PM
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Aye. Perhaps character design, but not the interiors.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:12 PM
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I think I see Brink the SI7 gnome rogue in there too but the Blizzard Logo is covering him.
That just leaves the Night Elf, I think. The infertile one. Wonder how she'll fit in here?
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:54 PM
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Well, technically we don't know that she's infertile. Its just implied.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:19 AM
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These are just the covers that Samwise did. The interiors are being done by actual comic artists. Not terribly enthused by their choice for Dark Riders, though.
I can bet you a hundred dollars that the covers are not done by Samwise. Not entirely at least. I've seen enough of his work to immediately recognize this is not his style. In fact, only the orc hunter on the Horde cover looks like he might have been done my Sam.

So just by looking at the covers the Horde OGN looks more intriguing. We have a troll villain (and possibly a tauren villain too on the right) and the main cast includes a Forsaken warlock, a blood elf paladin/warrior (?), an orc hunter and a... is that female orc shaman actually Aggra? If that's really her, I think I just wet my pants a bit.

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:30 AM
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I can bet you a hundred dollars that the covers are not done by Samwise. I've seen enough of his work to immediately recognize this is not his style.

So just by looking at the covers the Horde OGN looks more intriguing. We have a troll villain (and possibly a tauren villain too on the right) and the main cast includes a Forsaken warlock, a blood elf paladin/warrior (?), an orc hunter and a... is that female orc shaman actually Aggra? If that's really her, I think I just wet my pants a bit.
That female orc is green.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:31 AM
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That female orc is green.
Oh shit, you're right damn it! But other than the color, she looks exactly like Aggra. Couldn't they have come up with a different design?

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:37 AM
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Oh shit, you're right damn it! But other than the color, she looks exactly like Aggra. Couldn't they have come up with a different design?
When aren't female orcs drawn without that ponytail.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:39 AM
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When aren't female orcs drawn without that ponytail.
You're right. That's also the only hairstyle in the game that looks decent so what was I thinking?

I just don't see the point of introducing a female orc shaman character when such a prominent female orc shaman character already exists in the game. Just makes this new one look like Aggra's twin or something, even to the point where they used the same character design except for the skin color. I just find it kinda pointless, but who knows - she might turn out interesting as long as she's kept exclusively in the comics.

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:14 AM
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So just by looking at the covers the Horde OGN looks more intriguing. We have a troll villain (and possibly a tauren villain too on the right) and the main cast includes a Forsaken warlock, a blood elf paladin/warrior (?), an orc hunter and a... is that female orc shaman actually Aggra? If that's really her, I think I just wet my pants a bit.
So the arguably most friendly races on the Horde side are going to become the main villains? That would be quite the twist.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:15 AM
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So the arguably most friendly races on the Horde side are going to become the main villains? That would be quite the twist.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:20 AM
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You're right. That's also the only hairstyle in the game that looks decent so what was I thinking?

I just don't see the point of introducing a female orc shaman character when such a prominent female orc shaman character already exists in the game. Just makes this new one look like Aggra's twin or something, even to the point where they used the same character design except for the skin color. I just find it kinda pointless, but who knows - she might turn out interesting as long as she's kept exclusively in the comics.
The comics have been in limbo for so, so very long that I wouldn't be surprised if this character did not predate Aggra.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:31 AM
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I can bet you a hundred dollars that the covers are not done by Samwise. Not entirely at least. I've seen enough of his work to immediately recognize this is not his style. In fact, only the orc hunter on the Horde cover looks like he might have been done my Sam.
It was co-drawn by Samwise and Alex Horley Orlandelli. It looks alot like Samwise's older, pre-WoW style likely due to the collaboration.

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I don't think the troll or the tauren are villains. The tauren is almost definitely Ironhoof, and Wowpedia says something about a troll druid named Rada'jin. The shaman is Shagara, the warlock is Felgrim and the paladin is Ashra.

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The only thing that makes her look different from an orc are her eyes.
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