Updated on 16 October, 2021
The very first thing that comes to mind when discussing the story of Overwatch is the fact that it is an action-packed, sci-fi story of a hero that must protect humanity while dealing with terrorists and super villains from around the world. Sounds exciting doesn't it? Well I can assure you that it is as exciting and as fun as any comic I have ever read. I will discuss what makes this particular comic unique and how it stands out amongst all the other titles in the Marvel Comics Universe.
The first few pages of the new comic are very thrilling. You have got a whole issues worth of adventure and drama built up. A new super villain is introduced just as the hero, Reinhardt, begins to encounter trouble. A mysterious woman known as Whisper enters the picture and the reader gets introduced to an interesting new character in the series named Meliodas. The mysterious and powerful villainess has a deadly plan that involves taking over an international cosmetics company and has Reinhardt along with him in order to pull it off.
The second issue of the new comic is called "New York Metric" and it takes place in New York City. A fight occurs between Reinhardt and a group of terrorists and a mysterious terrorist organization known as Hydra. Within the issue we learn that the terrorist organization has a mole that tracks down and kills the President of the United States. This comic is written by Christopher Golden and drawn by Greg Capullo. This is one of the first times we see Reinhardt's father, Attorney General Paul Butler. This is a great comic book series and one I am really looking forward to reading.
The third issue of the new comic titled "Overwatch" takes place in London. A member of the British resistance group called the Redoubt is presumed dead after being seemingly killed during an attack. As a result of his death not one member of the resistance knows where he is or what he has done. This is a very dramatic and intense scene that has me hooked. The dialogue between the different characters adds depth and realism to the story and helps move the plot along at a rapid pace.
The fourth issue of the new comic book series "Overwatch" takes place in Paris. There are many different locations that people visit in the city. Some of these locations include the Arc de Triomphe, Le Louvre Museum, and a giant statue of liberty. In the first few pages of the comic book you can see the different historical monuments of Paris being blown up. This is a very somber scene that will help you feel for the characters as they struggle through some very graphic combat.
The final issue of the new comic book series "Overwatch" is called "Tracer". In this issue we learn that Widowmaker is now head of the international anti-terrorism unit called FBI, known as S.T.A.R. It is revealed that she hired a group of expert agents to track down and recruit the best of the best in Counter Strike. With the new heroes in their sights, they are quickly decimated. The French resistance however, is lead by Dr. Vonderrits and prepares to strike at the Opera.
The gaming industry is big right now. Due to the success of games such as World of Warcraft and Age of Conan, people are starting to become more involved in the gaming industry. Many people in the gaming industry want to write comics too. By combining the two it would be a way for them to get recognition and be heard by the public.
As an aspiring comic book writer, I really appreciate the work that Blizzard Entertainment has done with "Overwatch". They have created a very interesting character that follows a team of gamers around the world and provides them with a reason to be involved with gaming. I really believe that the comic books will become more popular than the video games eventually. Whether you like the comic books or games, you should do some research on them both.