|Pearl of Pandaria|
Art preview from Comic-Con 2010
|Published||September 5, 2012 (unless changed)|
|Retail price||US: $19.99 (tentative)
EU: €19.99?UK: £18.99
|ISBN 10:||ISBN 1781165505|
|ISBN 13:||ISBN 978-1781165508|
World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria is an original graphic novel set in the Warcraft universe, and will tie into the upcoming World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion pack. It will be set before the Shattering and will give a look at Pandaria before the mists protecting the island were clear.
The first hint of the comic appeared as an inaccurate listing for an upcoming hardcover Wildstorm OGN called World of Warcraft: Panderans [sic], complete with page, price, and ISBN information. Blizzplanet asked DC Comics about this, and the response was that the information was wrong and that details on the correct product would be coming in a few months.
At Blizzard's Comic-Con 2010 panel, a slide of pandaren artwork was included at the end of Wildstorm's portion of the presentation. The panelists mocked surprise and quickly returned to the previous slide, saying it wasn't supposed to be there and that they'd get in trouble.
The plot of the comic revolves around Chen Stormstout's niece, Li Li, as she ventures into the world with another unidentified pandaren warrior. A framed art preview was given out to fansite webmasters during the March 2012 Mists of Pandaria Press Tour.
- ^ Anne Stickney 2011-10-22. Blizzard Publishing announces two new Pandaren stories and more. WoW Insider.
- ^ http://www.scrollsoflore.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5246
- ^ GameSpot 2010-07-23. Comic-Con 2010 Panel: World of Warcraft - Epic Loot. GameSpot UK.