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Introducing Scoprio Squad – The Hivebusters

The front cover of the Gears of War Hivebusters Graphic Novel, featuring Mac holding a lancer

Available Now, IDW presents Gears of War: Hivebusters from writer Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens, Rise of RAAM) along with art from Alan Quah.

As a special bonus — All first printing copies will include a digital code for the “Hivebusters Bundle” containing the Mechanic Mac character skin and Hivebusters banner for Gears 5.

Read on to find out more about Mac, Keegan, and Lahni, the heroes of Gears 5’s Escape mode and Gears of War: Hivebusters.

Leslie “Mac” MacAllister is an Outsider whose family was killed when the Swarm attacked their village. The only member of Scorpio Squad without a military background, Mac is motivated purely by revenge – and being a Hivebuster means he can kill as many Swarm as he can find. Under a veneer of swagger and a devil-may-care world view, Mac hides the pain of what he’s lost at the hands of the Swarm.
Lieutenant Lahni Kaliso is a disgraced COG soldier, thrown into jail for disobeying orders and causing her commander to be killed. Recognizing her exemplary combat skills, Colonel Hoffman secured her release for his Hivebusters project. By serving on Scorpio Squad, she hopes to one day redeem herself and rejoin her COG army unit, the 81st Brash Brigade.
Once a member of the elite Onyx Guard, Corporal Jeremiah Keegan is a disillusioned Gear resolved to make a difference – something he could never do during the years he spent on Azura guarding the COG’s elite while his comrades fought and died in the Locust War. Being a Hivebuster gives him the chance to finally face the enemy and take the fight to the heart of the Swarm.
Mechanic Mac skin from Gears 5 with a Hivebusters Banner behind him

In Gears of War: Hivebusters, Scorpio Squad will face their most dangerous mission yet – going after the Swarm that decimated the home settlement of one of their own! While Mac seeks to take revenge against the monsters that wiped out his town, tempers rise as Keegan and Lahni try to keep the team on track. But are they on a collision course with certain death?

Gears of War: Hivebusters is Available Now wherever books are sold.