The Digital Comic Shorts are a series of comics which offer the reader another aspect in the storyline of Overwatch, in addition to the animated shorts. They have been created in collaboration with a variety of writers and artists.
Six issues of the Digital Comic Shorts were released in lead up to the launch of the game, showing the lives of several heroes after the fall of Overwatch.
- Mission Statement follows Helix Security Chief Fareeha Amari in a high-stakes battle against an AI God-Program.
- Destroyer revolves around Overwatch's ingenious engineer and weapons specialist, Torbjörn Lindholm.
Since the release of the game, several more comics have been released in promotion of other events.
- Legacy reveals the backstory of new hero to the game and founder of Overwatch Ana Amari, and the critical mission failure that caused her departure for the organisation.
- Junkenstein was released in promotion for the Junkenstein's Revenge brawl that came with the Overwatch Halloween Terror seasonal event. It features Reinhardt as he tells the story of the mad doctor Dr. Jamison Junkenstein to several others heroes.
- Reflections was released as part of the Winter Wonderland seasonal event.
Special comic Edit
As one of promotions for Year of the Rooster, a kind of vertical, non-verbal comic was released, under the name "Overwatch Tapestry: Winston's Journey to the West". It tells the story in young Winston's imagination, inspired by the Chinese novel Journey to the West.