StarCraft: Scavengers #1-4 Review

I have been an avid reader of all Blizzard properties that come to books and comics. I had a lot of expectations knowing that BlizzCon was in the horizon. In my opinion, Dark Horse Comics didn’t deliver a satisfactory story in StarCraft: Scavengers #1-4. I will explain in my review below.

Jody Houser is a known writer in DC Comics and Marvel Comics with Justice League of America: Road to Rebirth, Supergirl, Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation, Amazing Spiderman: Renew Your Vows (2016-2018), and Spider-Girls under her portfolio… to name a few.

 

OVERVIEW

“After years of terrible warfare, a paper-thin ceasefire is all that stands between terrans and their erstwhile alien adversaries, the enigmatic protoss and the savage zerg. But peace can be a prison for those who wish to make their fortune in the Koprulu sector. All it takes is one ship, one daring crew… and everything could change.”

 

NYCC 2018: Dark Horse Comics Announces new series StarCraft: Soldiers

In advance of New York Comic Con 2018 (Oct 4-7), Dark Horse Comics and Blizzard Entertainment just announced a new series titled StarCraft: Soldiers. The new ongoing StarCraft comics series will launch on January 23, 2019.

NYCC 2018: Dark Horse Comics and Blizzard Entertainment Explore the Starcraft Universe

“Starcraft: Soldiers” Set for a January 2019 Release

The exploration of the StarCraft universe continues to new frontiers! Following the success of StarCraft: Scavengers, Dark Horse and Blizzard Entertainment are excited to announce the next series in the StarCraft comics publishing line — StarCraft: Soldiers!

Writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Star Wars) joins Blizzard Entertainment writer Andrew R. Robinson (Overwatch Anthology) on this latest addition to the StarCraft expanded universe. Artist Miguel Sepulveda (Lone Wolf 2100: Chase the Setting Sun, Red Lanterns), colorist Michael Atiyeh (StarCraft: Scavengers, World of Tanks: Citadel), and letterer Steve Dutro (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, Plants vs. Zombies) round out this star-studded creative team.

In StarCraft: Soldiers, recently graduated Lieutenant Shivani Singh is eager to defend the Dominion on the front lines. But after she’s posted on the faraway planet of Cavir, she realizes that it will take more than good grades and confidence to survive on the edge of zerg space.

StarCraft: Soldiers #1 goes on sale January 23, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

The StarCraft: Scavengers TPB goes on sale February 19, 2019, and is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.

Praise for StarCraft: Scavengers:

“A tense, white-knuckle deep space thriller of the finest kind!”—Infinite Earths

“This is the perfect tie-in comic for a video game – something that doesn’t try to recreate the experience of the video game, but instead uses an existing world as a backdrop for an interesting story.”—ComicBook.com

“Good science fiction setting with well-rounded characters. A great glimpse into other parts of the StarCraft Universe.”—Major Spoilers

Source: Dark Horse

 

StarCraft: Scavengers #2 Digital Pre-Order Available

The digital version of StarCraft: Scavengers #2, is now available for pre-order. It is slated to ship to your Kindle device on August 29.

PC users can download the Windows Kindle App, or simply read it on their Amazon Library using Firefox. Mobile users can read it with the Free Kindle App via Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Otherwise, pre-order the physical graphic novel for StarCraft: Scavengers which is slated to ship on February 29, 2019.

Feel free to read my recent review of StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 to get a feel of this comics mini-series.

StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 Review

The StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 is now available to download and read via Kindle. There are apps for PC and Mobile.

The physical copy of StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 is now available as well with the Kerrigan Queen of Blades variant cover by TIMOTHY GREENE II (for $5.25).

The StarCraft: Scavengers paperback (collecting all 4-issues) can also be pre-ordered. It will ship on February 19, 2019.

The art and coloring of StarCraft: Scavengers # 1 looks very solid, and appealing. Background coloring resembles watercolor frescos. I am not sure how much the story will tell us in only 4-issues. This first installment barely scratched the surface and left more questions than answers.

Being from Kel-Moria, all they know about the events in Dominion space, these past years, is basically hearsay and vague. Chau Sara and Kerrigan the Queen of Blades are mentioned too briefly. Characters are not thoroughly fleshed out, either. Out of at least 12 crew members, we only know the name of 5.

The Kel-Morian scavengers, crew of the Magpie ship, infiltrate Dominion space to scavenge a derelict protoss ship found on a decaying orbit around a uninhabited planet.

The idea is that if the protoss ship is about to crash through the atmosphere, there would be no evidence left behind of their scavenging.

It doesn’t matter that it is a dangerous and illegal operation, the crew was told by Captain Theban that the risk was worth the reward, and offered double profits.

StarCraft: Scavengers (Kindle) Pre-Orders

The Dark Horse Comics’ StarCraft: Scavengers (Kindle) pre-orders have suddenly changed release date to July 25, 2018 for only $3.99.

Personally, I don’t know if it is a mistake, but when in doubt, if it is there… go ahead and pre-order ASAP. The original StarCraft: Scavengers Kindle page is still there with a February 19, 2019 release date for $9.99.

STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS
Writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect, Star Wars) join forces for StarCraft, a new series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzard’s hit video game.

Seen from the point of view of a young, inexperienced engineer, a group of terran space scavengers hope to pull off the job of their lifetimes, ignoring a recent United Earth Directorate treaty to pillage a derelict protoss ship. The scavengers’ dangerous plan is compounded by the fact that the protoss ship is in a decaying orbit above a backwater planet. If their time doesn’t run out and Dominion police forces don’t bust them, will protoss or zerg factions in the outer rim find and execute them?

ASIN: B07CZQ5SXG

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Mike Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Gabriel Guzman

 

 

StarCraft Volume 1: Scavengers

Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics teamed together to publish StarCraft Volume 1: Scavengers by Jody Houser (writer) and Gabriel Guzmán (artist). The graphic novel is slated to ship on February 19, 2019. You can pre-order it now.

StarCraft Volume 1: Scavengers

StarCraft Volume 1: Scavengers

Writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect, Star Wars) join forces for StarCraft, a new series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzard’s hit video game.

Seen from the point of view of a young, inexperienced engineer, a group of terran space scavengers hope to pull off the job of their lifetimes, ignoring a recent United Earth Directorate treaty to pillage a derelict protoss ship. The scavengers’ dangerous plan is compounded by the fact that the protoss ship is in a decaying orbit above a backwater planet. If their time doesn’t run out and Dominion police forces don’t bust them, will protoss or zerg factions in the outer rim find and execute them?

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Books (February 19, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1506707556
ISBN-13: 978-1506707556

 

NYCC 2016 – Timothy Zahn Signing Copies of StarCraft: Evolution

timothy-zahnComing to the New York Comic Con (NYCC2016)? On Friday, October 7th, 2016 (3:30PM) — Timothy Zahn will be at the Del Rey Booth 2108 signing copies of the upcoming STARCRAFT: EVOLUTION (slated to ship on November 8th).

I explored the NYCC today and saw the book. However, the flyer they provided me says they will have an excerpt book (sample). I’ll update when I get there whether they are giving the full book or the excerpt. Check us back Friday evening. I’ll post video and photos of the signing. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

 

Our NYCC 2016 Coverage

Glenn Rane
Timothy Zahn (StarCraft: Evolution)
World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook
World of Warcraft: Traveler (Excerpt)
Christie Golden Signings: Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization

 

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Launches Nov 10, 2015

Blizzard Entertainment unveiled the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void opening cinematic featuring the reclamation of Aiur. This is by far the most realistic cinematic showing protoss zealots, templars, and even an archon fighting waves of zerg.

Legacy of the Void will be officially launched on November 10, 2015. Pre-order now here
to get guaranteed access to beta, plus FREE shipping.

Legacy of the Void

You’ll also get immediate access to the three-mission Prologue: “Whispers of Oblivion“, the multiplayer beta, automated tournaments, Archon mode, and more! Remember, purchasing Legacy of the Void unlocks the playable Artanis Warrior Hero in Heroes of the Storm.

Or get the Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector’s Edition (plus all the Standard Edition bonuses).

Sideshow Collectibles StarCraft II Tychus Sixth Scale Figure

The Sideshow Collectibles StarCraft II Tychus Sixth Scale Figure is now available for pre-order, so make absolute all preparations to reserve a limited copy. It is the most complex piece of work ever done for a Blizzard Licensed Product with a whooping 525 individually engineered components.

The Sideshow Collectibles StarCraft II Tychus Sixth Scale Figure is slated to ship around Q4 2015.

Product Summary

”Hell… it’s about time!”

From Blizzard Entertainment’s best-selling strategy game, StarCraft II, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce the Tychus Sixth Scale Figure.

While not even Jim Raynor can be certain of the truth behind his past, or just where his loyalties lie, one thing is for sure: Tychus Findlay always goes big. Always. Assembled from over 525 individually engineered components, Findlay gears up in Sideshow’s Sixth Scale Terran Space Marine armor with an incredible range of articulation, multiple light-up features, and a colorful array of unique decals that suit him just fine – including snarky quips, tally marks and a pin-up of Kyla Velassi. Known for his big ego and even bigger guns, there’s no job in the whole universe too dangerous for this outlaw when he’s got a couple of flash grenades and a light-up C-14 Impaler Gauss rifle with bayonet attachment and removable clip. A born survivor, Tychus bears his ‘New Folsom Prison blues’ with true grit thanks to two interchangeable portraits: one with a scathing scowl, and one simply enjoying one of the best cigars in the Koprulu sector.

 

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