C2E2: Halo Comics Coming From Dark Horse

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Earlier today at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Dark Horse Comics announced Halo: Initiation, a new miniseries set in the world of the popular video game franchise.

Written by Brian Reed, who has worked in both comics and video games, the series will begin in August with art by Marco Castiello. Reed is no stranger to the universe, having written Halo 4.

Before she was a supersoldier 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. The series tracks how she became the first Spartan-IV commander.

"A rich science fiction universe driven by compelling characters, Halo has all the makings for show-stopping comics, " said Dave Marshall, Dark Horse Editor. "In Initiation, Brian and Marco are delivering an action-packed thrill-ride with a beating heart of authentic human drama."

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“It’s really exciting to work with Dark Horse in continuing the Halo story in comics. After Halo 4 and Spartan Ops, fans wanted to know more about the origins of the Spartan-IV program and Sarah Palmer in particular. So it’s great fun to be able to grant those wishes with a partner like Dark Horse,” said Reed.

A previous Halo graphic novel was produced by Marvel Comics.