The first issue of the official World of Warcraft comic sold out fast at DC Comics, and now the premiere issue will be given a second printing. This second printing will reprint the story by Walter Simonson and artists Ludo Lullabi and Sandra Hope, and feature a stunning black and white version of the cover by Jim Lee.
Chris Metzen, VP of creative development at Blizzard Entertainment remarked that they have been "absolutely blown away by the book's writing and artwork" and that, judging by how quickly the first printing sold, "it's clear that comics fans and World of Warcraft players are also liking what they're seeing."
The second printing will arrive in stores on January 4th, 2008, although your local retailer will have to confirm orders by this Sunday, December 23rd, in order to receive a shipment. In fact, if they sell out before December 23rd, your retailer may be out of luck. I suggest planning ahead to find out who will have a shipment, and trying to make a deal as soon as possible.
If you would like an in-depth look at issue #1, Elizabeth Wachowski wrote up a detailed summary (spoiler alert).
In addition to this special printing, the third issue is scheduled to arrive by January 16th, 2008, and the fourth issue on February 20th, 2008.
Did you manage to snag the original issue? Are you planning to acquire the second printing? How are you enjoying the storyline, writing style, and artwork so far?