Overwatch: First Strike Graphic Novel Pre-Orders Open

Overwatch: First StrikeComing from Dark Horse Comics, ((pre-orders)) for the Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel have opened. The graphic novel by writers Micky Neilson & Chris Metzen, and penciled by Ludo Lullabi is slated to ship on April 18, 2017.

However, I recall (several months ago) a statement that a digital version would be available much earlier — on November 2016. I’ll update once details are revealed, or if that’s delayed. Stay tuned, and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook (links at the bottom).

Originally, Blizzard Entertainment revealed plans for this graphic novel at the SDCC 2015.

Blizzplanet had a reporter at the SDCC 2015 to take video of the Blizzard Publishing Panel. The video and transcript may be found here.

 

Overwatch: First Strike

“The critically acclaimed video game comes to comics! Produced in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment and an all-star creative team, including Blizzard veteran writer Micky Neilson (New York Times bestselling author of World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria) and artist Ludo Lullabi (World of Warcraft: Ashbringer, World of Warcraft: Legion: Magni and Legion: Nightborne).

Overwatch: First Strike features fan-favorite heroes Soldier: 76, Reinhardt, Ana Amari, and more. This original graphic novel explores the early days of Overwatch as they fight to save humanity during the Omnic Crisis.” — pre-order HERE

Hardcover: 136 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Release Date: April 18, 2017
ISBN-10: 1506703348
ISBN-13: 978-1506703343

Overwatch 2017 Calendar

We now have an internal view of the upcoming Overwatch 2017 Calendar by Browntrout Publishers.

overwatch-2017-calendar-back

 

Posted: February 29, 2016

Browntrout Pubs Calendars opened pre-orders for an upcoming Overwatch 2017 Calendar that’s shipping on July 2016.

 

Product Details

overwatch-2017-calendarOverwatch, Blizzard’s highly anticipated multiplayer game, is an action-packed adventure set in the not-so-distant future, after a fierce battle between humans and robots. Named for the peace-keeping task force dedicated to protecting humanity, Overwatch offers a full range of playable characters including both females and males, robots, and even a gorilla. Keep track of important dates, birthdays, anniversaries and more with this Overwatch wall calendar.

Classic square format. Updated style. Our square 18-month wall calendars include 13 stunning images and even clearer grids and text. Each of these 12″ x 12″ calendars features an opening spread with a beautiful six-month (July-December 2016) calendar to plan the last six months of the year and rev up for 2017. Filled with an abundance of holidays, each month’s grid is large enough for daily tasks and appointments.

Publisher: Browntrout Pubs (Cal); Wal edition (July 15, 2016)
ISBN-10: 1465080333
ISBN-13: 978-1465080332
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 12.8 x 12.8 inches

 

 

Image Teaser – Overwatch: The Omnic Crisis

Micky Neilson’s latest newsletter shows just a peek at Ludo Lullabi’s art. Ludo will be illustrating the upcoming Overwatch: Omnic Crisis graphic novel. If you need memory refreshing, or simply have no clue — Ludo Lullabi was the penciler of the DC/Wildstorm World of Warcraft comic book, World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen, and World of Warcraft: Ashbringer. If you have seen the Legendary card of Gelbin Mekkatorque in Hearthstone — that’s his artwork too.

At the moment of this posting, there is no release date yet for Overwatch: Omnic Crisis other than 2016. The colored version of the image shown at SDCC 2015, was shown by Chris Metzen at BlizzCon 2015.

blizzcon-2015-overwatch-omnic-crisis-cover

Micky: Full speed ahead! Ludo is plugging away at the art! Eye-popping gorgeousness and much excitement will ensure. If you don’t know what Overwatch is yet, for shame! Go here and be enlightened.

overwatch-the-omnic-crisis-update-1

If that Tracer illustration is just a tease for what we might expect, I certainly want to pre-order already. What about you?

 

SDCC 2015 Overwatch: The Omnic Crisis Graphic Novel

Micky Neilson announced he is writing a graphic novel titled OVERWATCH: THE OMNIC CRISIS. Artwork will be penciled by Ludo Lullabi (WORLD OF WARCRAFT: The ASHBRINGER). We have more details in our SDCC 2015 Overwatch coverage.

Neilson: First off, I can’t even tell you all how excited I am to be writing OVERWATCH: THE OMNIC CRISIS!

My fellow story comrades here at Blizzard started me off with an already amazing outline, and the project has only gotten better from there! For us authors, some books/stories almost seem to write themselves; others need to be dragged out from the inner recesses of our brains kicking and screaming. I’m happy to say the Overwatch GN falls into the former category. Overwatch is the most fun I’ve had writing a comic in a long time, and I can’t wait for you all to experience it!

So excited to work with Ludo Lullabi again. Ludo and I first worked together on World of Warcraft: Ashbringer and Ludo’s art has only gotten better.

Overwatch: Omnic Crisis will detail the origins of the international team called Overwatch. It will feature Jack Morrison, just featured in a short animated piece, as well as Reinhardt, Torbjorn and more!

If you don’t know what Overwatch is yet, for shame! Go here and be enlightened.

SDCC 2015 - Overwatch: The Omnic Crisis Graphic Novel

 

Don’t forget to check out our SDCC 2015 Blizzard-Legendary Coverage page.

***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet’s patreon in a monthly-basis, or on a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

 

Overwatch Logo has also been Trademarked

A day before BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment trademarked the Overwatch logo.

overwatch-logo-trademark

During the Overwatch panel Q&A, Chris Metzen responded a fan there are plans to give fans some of the Overwatch backstory in some ways.

The logo trademark includes printed matter such as comic books, graphic novels, novels, and other media such as headgear, clothing and footwear.

Looks like we might be hearing soon of new Overwatch merchandise. So far the first one was on sale at BlizzCon online store: the Tracer statue (slated to ship on February 2015).

Hope you enjoyed this article. Please, support Blizzplanet on Patreon, and follow us in Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for daily Blizzard games news updates.

© 2018 Blizzplanet - Read our Privacy Policy; and Terms and Conditions

©2004-2018 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. World of Warcraft, Warcraft and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

DMCA.com