Blizzard Announces Afua Richardson Comic Covers and ‘Overwatch’ Rewards for Their 30th Anniversary

With the recent launch of Cross-Play for Overwatch across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch, Blizzard Entertainment also announced that Ashe’s Deadlock Challenge is now live across all platforms. Additionally, if gamers play and watch Overwatch from June 22 to July 5, they have the opportunity to earn sweet rewards, including the new Legendary Ashe and B.O.B. Skin.

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LeVar Burton Promotes Free Comic Book Day

If you haven’t heard, this Saturday, May 3 — at comic shops and libraries across the country — is Free Comic Book Day, that annual celebration of the four-color floppy. As the name implies, it’s a day in which comic shops give away specially marked comics to readers of all ages.

Conceived by comic retailer Joe Field and coordinated by industry giant Diamond Comic Distributors, FCBD — as it is affectionately acronymed — has been around since 2002 and occurs every first Saturday in May. To generate some extra pub for this year’s event, the folks behind FCBD shot this extra cool testimonial on the importance of reading and the power of comics.

But you don’t have to take my word for it.

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At the Nerds of Color, Friendship Really is Magic

The other day, the original Nerd of Color, Bao Phi, came by NOC HQ with a very big problem. His four-year-old daughter really needed a comic book, and apparently, it was the Nerds’ fault! Turns out, Uncle Rodrigo gave her a special mini-comic of IDW’s My Little Pony as a gift which quickly became a valuable artifact in the Phi house. Here, I’ll let Bao explain:

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