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HALO: OVERSIZED COLLECTION
The Halo saga begins here! First, the enhanced supersoldier Master Chief takes on the Covenant’s miles-long command craft – heading for Earth to activate the world-shattering Halo weapon. It’s time to lock, load and save billions of people – or die trying. Then, Helljumpers are the meanest, most battled-hardened Marines in the UNSC. But even the Helljumpers are taken aback when they respond to a remote science colony’s SOS call and discover an enormous Covenant military presence! Finally, a UNSC ship encounters a strange phenomenon that sends it plummeting toward an unknown planet. But they’re not the only ones shipwrecked there! Be there as the Halo saga unfolds – with all-new stories set in the world of Bungee’s blockbuster Halo video game series!
HALO GRAPHIC NOVEL
Assembling a team of this talent, this breadth of style and scope, is no easy task. Pouring this much creative ability into a universe as broad and deep as Bungie Studios’ Halo, is no mean feat. Pulling that together into a cohesive graphic novel anthology is a Herculean task, but here it is! The Halo Graphic Novel! Introducing four tales from the Halo universe by some of the finest talent in comic book history, including the central story, “The Last Voyage of the Infinite Succor,” with art by Simon Bisley (Slaine, Batman, Judge Dredd) and a story by Lee Hammock. Creator of cult manga Blame! – Tsutomu Nihei – writes and illustrates Sgt. Johnson’s tale, “Breaking Quarantine,” and the trio of Ed Lee, Andrew Robinson, and Jay Faerber team up to bring us “Armor Testing,” a story of technology in the 26th century. Last, but not least is “Second Sunrise Over New Mombasa,” from Brett Lewis and legend Jean “Moebius” Giraud.
Comics legend Peter David and up-and-coming artist Eric Nguyen bring a whole new HALO story to life! When the colony planet Ariel sends out a mysterious distress signal, it’s up to the UNSC’s elite, highly skilled special-ops Marines, the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th, to find out what’s happening. Also known as ODSTs or “Helljumpers”, these soldiers are some of the toughest in the galaxy… and some of the roughest as well. When the distress signal comes, two Helljumpers will find themselves at the center of the mystery on Ariel, and before it’s solved, they’ll have to put their friendship – and their lives – on the line… Collects Halo: Helljumper #1-5.
HALO: FALL OF REACH: INVASION
The relentless Covenant has begun the invasion of the planet Reach! As their forces begin to overwhelm the UNSC, it becomes apparent that it is not a question of IF the Covenant will destroy Reach … but WHEN. Brian Reed and Felix Ruiz begin the final chapter of the Halo: Fall of Reach comic series!
HALO: FALL OF REACH: BOOT CAMP
The legend of Master Chief begins! The United Nations Space Command is engaged in a brutal battle against a growing tide of insurrection. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and under the threat of a prolonged war the UNSC initiates the SPARTAN-II Project, a military program seeking to create a squad of super-soldiers. And so a great adventure begins: Once, he was a 6-year-old boy named John. But his superior speed, intelligence and adaptability to the SPARTAN-II training allow him to rise above the rest, starting his journey to become the most legendary warrior the galaxy has ever known! Halo: Fall of Reach – Bootcamp begins the adaptation of Eric Nylund’s novel Halo: The Fall of Reach, based on the international videogame sensation Halo!
HALO: FALL OF REACH: COVENANT
Collects HALO: FALL OF REACH – COVENANT #1-4. FROM THE BESTSELLING PREQUEL HALO: FALL OF REACH! It is a question that man has long asked: Are we alone in the universe? In this riveting prequel, the United Nations Space Command learns the answer to that question – and the answer is “no.”
Collects Halo: Uprising #1-4. You are Petty Officer Spartan-117, better known as the Master Chief. An enhanced super soldier fitted out with the most advanced array of tactical weapons imaginable and a suit of assault armor that will protect you against the most lethal of attacks. Your target is the Forerunner Dreadnought. It is a command craft miles long, miles wide, filled to the brim with hostile Covenant forces and heading for Earth to activate the world-shattering weapon known as Halo. It’s time to lock, load and save billions of people — or die trying. Brought to you by two graphic-arts visionaries, Brian Michael Bendis (NEW AVENGERS, SECRET INVASION) and Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI), the story of Halo: Uprising fills in the gap between the conclusion of Bungee’s blockbuster video game Halo 2 and the record-setting entertainment juggernaut Halo 3.
Collects Halo: Blood Line #1-5. Based on the Best-Selling X-Box game! Blood Line is the top-secret unconventional warfare unit of the United Nations Space Command’s Office of Naval Intelligence, engaging in sabotage and assassination missions deep inside Covenant space. But when this quartet of super-soldiers is shot down over a desolate moon along with a Covenant crusier, humans and aliens will have to forge an uneasy alliance against a common foe before an eons-old threat destroys them both.
Halo®-one of the most iconic video game franchises in history-comes to Dark Horse! Before she was a supersolider defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program, Sarah Palmer was an ODST-Orbital Drop Shock Trooper-carrying out the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines! Join her on her dramatic journey from the ranks of humanity’s toughest leathernecks to the highest echelon of elite warriors in the galaxy. Collects the three-issue miniseries. * A new era of Halo® comics begins at Dark Horse! * The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime! * From one of the writers on Halo 4-comics veteran Brian Reed!
Halo: Escalation is an ongoing comic book series produced by Dark Horse Comics. It focuses on “how the events of Halo 4 have helped define the destiny not only of the Chief but of the galaxy as a whole”. The series is told in multiple arcs set between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. The majority of issues focus on the crew of the flagship UNSC Infinity shortly after the events of Spartan Ops, particularly during their encounters with remnants of the Covenant and the resurgent Insurrection. However, the third story arc (“The Next 72 Hours”) instead acts as an epilogue to Halo 4 and takes place six months before the greater part of the series.