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StarCraft: Frontline
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Paul Benjamin, Josh Elder, Simon Furman, Kieron Gillen, Richard A. Knaak, Chris Metzen, Grace Randolph, Dave Shramek, Ren Zatopek


Troy Lewter,[1] Hope Donovan[2]

Cover artist(s)

Saejin Oh and UDON crew, Joe Vriens

Interior artist(s)

Tomás Aira, Matt Dalton, Jesse Elliott, German Erramouspe, Ramanda Kamarga, Nan Kim, Seung-Hui Kye, Noel Rodriguez, Mel Joy San Juan, Hector Sevilla, Naohiro Washio




Volume 1 (August 12, 2008)
Volume 2 (January 1, 2009)
Volume 3 (July 14, 2009)
Volume 4 (October 1, 2009)

Book 1: Volume 1
Book 2: Volume 2
Book 3: Volume 3
Book 4: Volume 4

StarCraft: Frontline is a four-volume anthology series of StarCraft graphic novels series by Tokyopop.[3] The first volume, StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 1, was published August 1st, 2008. The second volume was published in January 2009, the third in July of that year and the fourth in October.

All of the stories in the series stemmed directly from material developed for StarCraft II[4] and contain "fringe stories" that normally wouldn't be told.[5] Blizzard approves every element of the graphic novels — story, art, and cover.[1]

Many of the stories were outlined by Micky Neilson and James Waugh and passed onto various authors.[6]

After Tokyopop went out of business, the series could be bought online at ComiXology.[7]


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Tokyopop advertised Frontline as an Original English-language manga, a definition created by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Troy Lewter, Lesley Smith. 2008-10-08. Through the Eyes of a Journalist: Article Extend: Troy Lewter (Interview). Blogspot (Lesley Smith blog) Accessed 2009-01-06.
  2. Medievaldragon. 2009-05-15. Heads Up: StarCraft Frontline Live Chat with Tokyopop Hope Donovan. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2009-05-15.
  3. Donovan, Hope, ed. StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 2 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, January 1, 2009. ISBN 1427-80831-7.
  4. 2009-09-01, Medievaldragon, Blizzplanet Live Chat with Tokyopop: Starcraft: Frontline Vol. 4. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2009-09-03
  5. 2009-09-01, WarcraftManga, Blizzcon Breakdown 2009. Tokyopop, accessed on 2009-09-08
  6. 2011-06-22, Q&A With Blizzard's Manga Team. Cryptazoic, accessed on 2011-07-13
  7. Medievaldragon. 2012-02-22. StarCraft and Warcraft Digital Manga on Sale at 50% Off. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2012-02-23.