Riot Games has put in a lot of work building the League of Legends universe; from having stories written about champions to further expand their characters, to having comics released to the public for free. The latest comic to come out is based on Darius, the Hand of Noxus, a champion with a violent past. Considering there hasn’t been anything released that covers Darius’ character more closely (like stories, comics, etc.) since the Fear and A New Dawn videos were released. These videos didn’t expand on Darius’ character much, though.
In the comic, which is titled Blood of Noxus, you are given the opportunity to delve into the mind and past of Darius. But not just him. You’ll get a chance to see more of what makes his brother, Draven, well…Draven. There’s a lot to love in the comic, especially since there is a good story within its 11 pages. Not to mention that the artwork is pleasant to look at; depicting scenes that one would have trouble connecting with as a whole when reading a story.
That’s what I love about the League comics: they present fans a new avenue for looking at the universe. There are the stories, which are usually short and keep you wanting more. The comics, though, let readers see the world in which these characters live and breathe in, and that’s what makes them so special. Being able to see the world lets you connect with it in a whole new light. The more comics that Riot releases, the more we’ll be able to appreciate the work they are putting in. And it doesn’t seem like they’re slowing down. No complaints here.
Blood of Noxus was released yesterday and can be found on their universe page (linked in the first paragraph of this article). With the whole site in beta, you can expect more changes to be coming on the horizon. Not to mention the new champion, Ornn, being released in the next couple weeks. He has his own short story already that you can view here. The team behind the scenes are hard at work. With that, we can expect the universe to continue to grow as time progresses. Now go read Blood of Noxus!
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