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Halo: Uprisingby Brian Michael Bendis
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You are are Petty Officer Spartan-117, better known as the Master Chief. An enhanced super soldier fi tted 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 filled to the brim with hostile Covenant forces and heading for Earth to activate the world-shattering weapon known as Halo. Brought to you by two graphic-arts visionaries, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, 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.
Halo: Uprising #1-4 and Marvel Spotlight: Halo
"Based on the famous video-game series Halo and created by the Eisner-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis (Powers) and artist Alex Maleev (Daredevil), this book shows the Covenant invasion of Earth from the perspective of civilians on the ground. Ruwan, a hotel concierge in the beautiful resort city of Cleveland, Ohio — my, how the future changes things — flees the conquering aliens and teams up with Myras Tyla, a musician determined not to be a sitting duck. Instead of simply killing everyone, the Covenant aliens are ransacking the city for the mysterious Key of Osanalan, which they heard about from their captive, Colonel Akerson. Of course, it doesn't exist, but only his brother, Ruwan, knows that. What follows is a genuinely heroic and touching tale. What it isn't is a story about Master Chief John 117, the protagonist of the Halo series and the star of the book's cover. The unbeatable armored super-soldier does appear, but his beautifully drawn and choreographed space-battles have very little to do with the plot. Still, much like its hit predecessor, Halo Graphic Novel, this should appeal to Halo lovers everywhere. Maleev's planetscapes are memorably luminous, and Bendis's dialogue is wry and effective. (June) An anthology and a collection take on the Bear, then and now" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Picking up from the conclusion of blockbuster video game Halo 2, this must-read reveals how the Master Chief, while onboard a hostile ship headed towards Earth, is battling against Covenant forces! Intertwined with Master Chief's interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city's rebellion and downfall, two disparate lives' collision and shared fate, and the Covenant's hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Read this debut issue to start the journey into the Halo universe! Collects Halo: Uprising #1-4, and Marvel Spotlight: Halo.
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