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Comic Strip Info
Released: May 2, 2014
Number of pages: 20
Artist: Maren "rennerei" Marmulla
Writer: Jay Pinkerton & Erik Wolpaw

Catch-Up is a comic that was released on May 2, 2014. Narrated by Saxton Hale in the year 1972, it recounts the storyline of the Team Fortress universe published to date, being published between the release of Team Fortress Comics Issue #3 A Cold Day in Hell, which had just introduced the portrayal of the Team Fortress Classic team, and Issue #4 Blood in the Water. As a "catch up issue", with the storyline's Teufort, Australia, and Mann Co. portrayed in the background, the narration summarizes the backstory of the several comics that preceded the recent series, generally explaining the reasons why the RED and BLU mercenaries are fighting each other in the Gravel War (most of the game maps). However, it does not go on into the Robot War or following events.



  • Free Comic Book Day is a North American annual promotional event day, held every first Saturday in May since 2002. It was created to celebrate the comics medium, as well as to motivate non-readers to start reading comics. Mainstream and indie comics, as well as manga publishers, release special issues of comics to be given away for free on that day, usually spotlighting an ongoing storyline, or a character that will be featured in an upcoming television show or film. Depending on the location, a comic store may also invite comic book writers, artists, and so on to appear at their store.
  • On Page 14, the TFC Soldier can be seen holding an umbrella. This weapon is equipped by the Civilian on Hunted maps, and is never used by the Soldier himself.
  • This comic marks the first appearance of the TFC Medic in the TF2 universe, whereas the other mercenaries were first introduced in the A Cold Day in Hell comic.

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