The four-issue miniseries Warhammer 40, 000: Deathwatch will be written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden (writer of the Black Library title The Horus Heresy: The First Heretic), and drawn by Wagner Reis (Red Sonja). Issue #1 will feature three covers by Orian Svendsen, Fabio Listrani, and Tazio Bettin. The Deathwatch is faced with defending an entire sector against impossible odds, and they’ve just been assailed by hordes of Orks!
Games Workshop released the Deathwatch Overkill board game last year (see “New 'Warhammer 40K' Board Game”). The game chronicles the life-or-death battles of the Imperium’s elite “xeno-hunters,” the Deathwatch Space Marines, against a cult of alien Genestealers in the mines of Ghosar Quintus.