The iconic Trauma Teams of Cyberpunk 2077 get their very own comic book by Dark Horse, coming in September 9. And boy, do they go through hell. In particular, the main protagonist Nadia gets her own special hell just for her in Trauma Team #1. Spoiler alert for anyone looking to read this.

The cover of Trauma Team #1.
They’re really not kidding around with “Shoot the Medic First“, are they.

Major Spoilers for Trauma Team #1, Ye Be Warned

Trauma Team International is one of Cyberpunk 2077’s most iconic businesses. They’re a privately owned business whose job is to be first responders to any medical emergency their customer has. A lot of these medical emergencies consist of gunshot wounds inflicted by people who’d shot them. In many cases, those same people are still trying to kill them. As such, the Trauma Teams always come loaded for bear, ready to extract their client to the nearest fortified hospital via flying ambulance.

Trauma Team just doing their thing.

Thus, you can describe the Trauma Teams as a combination medical and bodyguard service. Of course, their service almost certainly going to be on the expensive side, but that’s a given in this line of work.

The Trauma Team at work in a trailer.
Act now, and get a month’s service for only $9,999.99! Money back guaranteed upon death.

Of course, all the money in the world isn’t going to help you when you’re dead, and those Trauma Teams aren’t perfect or invincible. We find that out early on in Trauma Team #1. Our main character Nadia is just your average, ordinary, everyday Assistant EMT responding to an emergency call from a client, along with the rest of her team. She doesn’t stay that way for long though, since she very quickly doesn’t have a team anymore.

A Recipe for PTSD (Seriously, Major Spoilers Ahead)

Long story short, Nadia’s team don’t make it. Even their ambulance flying air cover is taken out by a cyborg with a pair of friggin’ swords. I mean seriously, when a mechanical maniac leaps onto a low-flying aircraft in order to stab the pilot and copilot/gunner through the armored windshield, you know you’re screwed.

Trauma Team protagonist Nadia and her unsurprising case of PTSD.
A thousand yard stare through a hi-tech helmet.

And if that’s not enough, that same maniac ends up being the next client Nadia has to extract. I mean seriously, what? You have to admire the sheer balls of this guy, or possibly insanity. Either he’d already paid his subscription to Trauma Team International and knowingly attacked people he knew he’d have to depend on to save him, or he hired their services after that attack knowing the same.

Officer: "Son, are you high?" Dude: "No officer, it's 'Hi, how are you?'"
My opinion of this sword-wielding maniac.

My suggestion? Just shoot the guy, or leave him to die. Sure, it’ll damage the company’s reputation and they won’t get any more money out of this guy. However, it does send a message to anyone looking to shoot up a Trauma Team operative. Basically: “If you shoot us, don’t expect us to save your ass.” Even if the company is only thinking of their profit margin, this message will save a lot of money on replacing lost equipment, vehicles, and personnel. It’s even good for overall morale, making the average Trauma Team a more effective unit.

And at the very least, Nadia might actually get some closure for her team’s death.


A Dark Horse comic about an elite unit of commando-paramedics set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077? Trauma Team #1, you’ve got me hyped for both the comic and the game. I just hope that when the game comes out in November 19, 2020; that there will be an option to let us join Trauma Team International. It sounds like it’d be one hell of a job, one way or the other.

Source: Dark Horse Comics