Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film.
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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.
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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
Each race is receiving significant balance changes.
To learn more about the changes and the thinking behind them, please read our blog.
Han and Horner
The Trigger Override glow will now properly display after an Asteria Wraith has fired 10 attacks.
Using Medivac Pickup to transport Tychus’ heroes affected by the Choker’s Tentacle Attack will now remove the stun effect.
When attempting to cast Crooked Sam’s Demolition Charge on a unit that already has an active Demolition Charge, the error message “That unit is already affected” will appear instead of the generic “Error” message.
The Moebius Restraint Matrix debuff Icon has been corrected.
Fixed an issue that caused Battlecruisers to become stuck on the ground if Vega’s Dominate was cast quickly after Psi Projector.
Shredder Grenade no longer damages units that are inside Bunkers or Transports.
Armor and attack upgrades at the Engineering Bay will no longer revert to their default keybinding at level two and above.
Lt. Layna Nikara can no longer heal units while they are being warped in.
Para Site LE – Adjusted the amount of minerals at particular nodes at the player’s starting base to be consistent with other bases.
Fracture LE – Fixed an issue that caused several line-of-sight blockers to also block the sight of air units.
Cerulean Fall LE – Removed an invisible line of sight blocker outside of each player’s natural expansion.
The Void Ray’s Prismatic Alignment tooltip now states that it slows down the Void Ray’s movement speed.
Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to target flying units over a Nexus while it was casting Recall.
StarCraft II Patch 4.6.0 is now available in LIVE realms introducing the new Co-op Commander and Announcer: Tychus. Along with him, you can recruit the Heaven’s Devils crew. Some are available right away. Others are unlocked at level 4 and above.
Tychus was announced at GamesCom 2018. Watch our video recording of the panel (Some portions in german or english language).
Game developer Dennis Gehlen showcases the new Co-op commander Tychus gameplay with Lowko and Winter. Thanks and props to correspondent @Handclaw for recording it on short notice for lack of livestreams. Some portions are in german and english languages.
The solicitations for StarCraft: Scavengers #2-4 are now available from Dark Horse Comics. From the cliffhanger of Issue # 1, and front cover of Issue # 4, we can now determine that what sliced the crew was a Dark Templar. At some point, the scavengers will also be detected by Dominion Forces and caught on the act.
Things are going to get pretty ugly for these scavengers in Dominion space. Far from home.
StarCraft: Scavengers #2
Terran space scavengers find several shocking surprises on the derelict protoss ship they’re hoping to pillage. Will Caleb, a newcomer to this group, discover their leader’s secret mission?
Writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect: Discovery, Star Wars) join forces for a new series that expands the universe of Blizzard’s hit game.
• Produced by Dark Horse Comics in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment.
• Writer Jody Houser takes readers on a sci-fi-horror thrill ride in space!
Jody Houser (Writer)
Gabriel Guzmán (Art/Cover)
Michael Atiyeh (Cover)
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.