Once upon a time I was absolutely and totally obsessed with World of Warcraft. The game took over my life! Eventually I set the game aside and went a WHOLE year without playing – a whole year! But now I am back and kicking all kinds of ass on Cataclysm, the latest expansion to the game. One of the fantastic things about this expansion is the addition of worgen as playable characters. Worgen are identical to werewolves in nearly every way – they are humans that transform into ferocious wolf-like beasts. I love playing my worgen so much that I decided to pick up the first issue of the WoW comic book, Curse of the Worgen, and that’s what brings you this review today.
“The best-selling WORLD OF WARCRAFT comic series returns in time for a worldwide CATACLYSM! A series of grisly, animalistic murders have rocked the walled town of Gilneas. A famous detective sets out to discover the perpetrators and finds far more than he bargained for. To find the truth, he must delve through years of twisted history – both the history of his family and Gilneas itself. This pivotal 5-issue miniseries explores the in-depth lore of the Worgen!”
Writer: Micky Neilson, James Waugh
Artist: Ludo Lullabi, Tony Washington
Artwork: 2.5 out of 5
The cover (pictured right) is absolutely amazing! I am madly in love with this cover artist. However, the artwork in the actual comic is uh, not so impressive. It’s far too cartoony and sloppy for my tastes. Honestly, it looked like the artist started a page, never finished, and had it printed anyway. If the art inside was the same as the art on the cover it would have made this one stunning comic, but as it stands, it’s just a big disappointment.
Story: 5 out of 5
I loved this story! I love learning more about the worgen’s history and their ties to Night Elves. It was a captivating read with an excellent touch of horror. The best thing about this story though is that you don’t have to play the game to understand what’s going on. The comic stands alone nicely, so this is a great comic for those that have never played World of Warcraft.
Overall, I enjoyed the first issue of Curse of the Worgen enough to read the second. The unappealing artwork had me a bit hesitant, but the story is so good that I have to read what happens next. I definitely recommend checking this comic out for the story alone, even if you aren’t a World of Warcraft player. It’s a fantastic story for werewolf fans.
If you’re interested in reading the entire comic, issues 1-5, you can pick up the hardcover collection HERE.
About the Author
Moonlight loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and you may lose a limb. You can stalk her via her Twitter.