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Overtime
Comics Overtime Issue 1.png
Cover for Issue #1
Release date Issue 1: June 02, 2021[1]

Issue 2: July 21, 2021[2]
Issue 3: September 29, 2021[3]
Issue 4: October 20, 2021[4]

Author(s) Jesse Stern
Artist(s) Neil Edwards, Keith Champagne, Antonio Fabela, Bengal, David Nakayama
Publisher Dark Horse Comics

Overtime is a a four-issue comic book mini-series that is a part of Apex Legends' lore.

Issue #1[]

The Legends from the battle royale video game find themselves pulled together to rescue the city from Mad Scientists, brutal assassins, and the sudden and sinister grip of the Syndicate, a corrupt cabal attempting to fix arena outcomes in their favor. Will the Legends hold up to their celebrity status and be the heroes Solace needs?

This issue was released on June 02, 2021.

On a Saturday in 2733 (Season 6-7)[5], Crypto and his team took last place in Apex Games. Mirage offers Crypto drinks in his bar. While Crypto declined initially, he eventually decides to accept Mirage's offer. Afterwards, Mirage tags along with Crypto who is going to meet a developer of high-end tech. In the club, the developer approaches Crypto, holding a metal briefcase. When Crypto inquires if his desired information is within the briefcase, the developer states no (he could send it over instead); instead the developer wants protection from Crypto, noting that Crypto is a Legend, and he knows how to hide and hack. The developer further elaborates that he works in a design laboratory for a Boss Willis, and Crypto quickly catches on that the developer is part of the Syndicate. Suddenly, Revenant enters the scene and attempts to stab the Developer, but instead hooks the metal briefcase thanks to Mirage's intervention. When pressed by Mirage, Revenant reveals that the Syndicate hired him to kill the developer. A fight quickly breaks out between the three Legends before Crypto stuns Revenant with his EMP pulse, allowing him, Mirage, and the informant escape with the briefcase. When the developer demands his briefcase back in his hand, Crypto states that his EMP is suppose to fry whatever that's inside, but the developer corrects him, saying the briefcase is shielded. Revenant eventually catches up to them, and using his totem, summons a pack of prowlers to attack the three. Eventually, Revenant manages to capture Crypto and offers Mirage to trade Crypto for the briefcase. However, Mirage chooses to jump off the roof with the briefcase...

From a distance, Wattson watches the fight, with a figure behind her saying their blood is on her hands.

Issue #2[]

Three Legends walk out of the arena and into another night full of mayhem and partying. Surely, some days on the outlaw-filled planet of Solace must be safe . . . right? Unfortunately for our heroes, there are assassins, robot-scrappers, and worse prowling the neon lit streets. They will need to work together if they want to survive.

This issue was released on July 21, 2021.

Issue #3[]

When one of the Legends leaves the Arena with a mysterious package, two others follow to see what their suspicious competitor is up to. The Legends trail him to his lab and their confrontation unleashes chaos on Solace's city streets. They'll need to stop this new threat, but first they must survive it.

This issue will be released on September 29, 2021.

Issue #4[]

The legends of the arena have been swept up in a night of total chaos as multiple crises come to a head, threatening to destroy Solace. Will the few gladiators left standing be able to work together to save their grungy neon city or will they be defeated by the Syndicate, orchestrating chaos across the galaxy?

This issue will be released on October 20, 2021.

Critical Reception[]

The Overtime comic series has been overwhelmingly derided since release.[6][7][8] Criticisms have mostly focused on the art, penciled by Neil Edwards and inked by Keith Champagne. Art within the comics frequently traces promotional assets, such as screenshots and character renders, as well as an instance of fan art being plagiarised.[9] Continuity has also been seen an issue, with characters frequently coming off-model, including a panel in the issue #2 that features Octane with fully fleshed out legs.[10]

Inker Keith Champagne received notable criticism from fans upon the first issue's release for a perceived lack of effort.[11] On Instagram, he eventually locked a post celebrating comic's publication,[12] acknowledging the criticism with humor.[13] Despite this, he would make no further mention of the series on social media, even as subsequent issues were published.

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