Overwatch Is Getting Its Own Graphic Novel Next Year

Good news, fans of Blizzard's absurdly entertaining superhero-esque shooter Overwatch! The game's making the movie to physical comics next year, with the arrival of a new graphic novel that delves into the history of the Overwatch universe from Dark Horse. The currently untitled graphic novel, written by Blizzard writer Andrew Robinson and with art from Adventures of Supergirl's Bengal, will follow the original members of the Overwatch organisation — Jack Morrison (better known in the game as Soldier: 76), Gabriel Reyes (now Reaper), Reinhardt, Torbjorn and recent addition to the game Ana Amari — as they band together and fight off a rebellion of AI constructs known as Omnics, a major and mostly unexplored event from the game's background dubbed "The Omnic Crisis".

This isn't the first time Overwatch has dipped its toes into comics — Blizzard has released several digital comics to flesh out the backstory of the game's stars since it released — but it's nice to see the world behind the game slowly being fleshed out more and more.

Dark Horse's Overwatch graphic novel will release in Autumn 2017.

[CBR]


Comments

    Wait, isn't it already getting one called Overwatch: First Strike later this year? Is this the same one (with a different writer/artist and apparently no title anymore) or a second graphic novel (which seems to be about the same thing as the first one...)

    Edit: After reading around a bit more, it sounds like no one really knows what the story is in regards to First Strike anymore (only mention of it is Gamespot saying they are following up with Dark Horse to see if it has been delayed/cancelled as this 2017 is being pushed as the 'first' novel).
    Also this:
    The currently untitled graphic novel, written by Blizzard writer Andrew Robinson and with art from Adventures of Supergirl‘s Bengal
    Is not correct. Those two are behind the current comics, the team writing this new graphic novel hasn't been announced yet (unless it is actually a delayed First Strike which was supposed to be by Micky Neilson and Ludo Lullabi).

    Last edited 23/07/16 8:16 pm

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