StarCraft Graphic Novel Spans 120 Pages
DC Comics has yet to offer an official announcement about the StarCraft Graphic Novel since the cancellation of the StarCraft ongoing comic book series with issue # 7.
On December 17, 2009 — we reported Hank Kanalz, VP & General Manager of Wildstorm, announced the StarCraft ongoing comic books series had been cancelled pending a format change to an original Graphic Novel. The press release stated it would ship in 2010.
StarCraft # 7 showed an inked sketch at the end pages teasing a scene of the StarCraft Graphic Novel. It shows Nova from StarCraft: Ghost standing triumphant over the unconscious bodies of the War Pigs mercenary team. [image below]
Around July 2010, Furman hinted the StarCraft Graphic Novel might be out late 2010. No launch nor news on 2010, the StarCraft Graphic Novel remained shrouded in mystery.
That veil was teasingly lifted up a notch. On March 29, 2011, Simon Furman has revealed the StarCraft Graphic Novel is 120 pages. Seems we might hear news soon. He admits while he is no gamer, he is passionate about the StarCraft universe.
- “I’m becoming more and more immersed in StarCraft these days, even though I’m not a gamer. Between the somewhat short-lived monthly Wildstorm series (featuring the War Pigs) and the upcoming original graphic novel (which has just expanded from a fairly corpulent 100 pages to a positively obese 120 pages), I’m really getting a taste for this rich and diverse universe. There’s so many places to go within it, and Blizzard care passionately about every facet of the non-game material, as everything matters and counts in terms of the larger picture. Their enthusiasm is infectious.” — said Simon Furman.
It’s unknown when this Graphic Novel will hit newsstands, and to date DC Comics has not issued a press release or update on the whereabouts of the Graphic Novel; but Blizzplanet is always vigilant on any hint or official announcements to keep fans informed and on the watch. Stay tuned.
Solicitations as far as July 2011, don’t show any sign of life. However, the San Diego Comic Con, to be held through July 21-24, 2011, might be a good platform for new product announcements.
The Warcraft ongoing comic book series was first unveiled (2007) by Jim Lee, Chris Metzen (Blizzard VP of Creative Design) and Micky Neilson (Blizzard Publishing Lead) during a San Diego Comic Con panel.