Halo comic goes monthly

After launch of graphic novel, Marvel announces plans to revisit the Master Chief on a regular basis, starting in 2007.

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Halo diehards are likely used to unpredictable release schedules by now, but Marvel Comics is looking to help them out with a regular dose of action in their favorite sci-fi shooter series. The comic publisher confirmed that it plans to publish an ongoing monthly Halo comic, with the first issue hitting shelves in May or June of 2007.

"The comic series will explore different parts of the Halo timeline," a Marvel rep told GameSpot. "Bungie and Marvel are still in the process of deciding which parts to explore. Rest assured--the comic series will cover different areas and parts of the Halo universe and continuity."

While a comic launch would tie in nicely with the release of Halo 3, it doesn't appear as if the game's release date was a factor in Marvel's plans. The rep said the decision to start the series up next summer was picked "based on talents being considered for the comic series; scheduling; branding/marketing reasons; etc.--not upon anything else."

Exactly which talents Marvel has lined up for the project are a mystery at the moment, but they might not be for long. The rep said Marvel would have "a huge announcement on the creative team relatively soon."

For a look at Marvel's first treatment of the Halo universe, gamers can pick up the newly released Halo graphic novel. The game has also inspired several original fiction novels, one of which, Halo: The Fall of Reach, will be partially included in the forthcoming Halo film.

Discussion

115 comments
shawhaw
shawhaw

Why in the heck would we need so many halos? Comon...if you think there should be halo1,2,3 comic/T.V shows stfu You think about that now. :( :(

shawhaw
shawhaw

Well we already have halo1,2 and on sept.9th we get halo3 so i think we have enough of halo

FlashNovice
FlashNovice

qoute lgoldberg: ...I wouldn't be suprised if they made a HALO saturday morning cartoon... I would just LOVE for that to happen!

wildsoul0509
wildsoul0509

let the book's for tom clansy halo is just for the xbox and that's just great

CyberJoy
CyberJoy

i tried this halo 2 after i experienced half life 2..well i'd say not really used to playin' the fps game with joystick anyway.though those i played are masterpieces....lookin' forward to the release of Halo 3

Eggshnyne
Eggshnyne

[QUOTE="dudecus420"] whats next ? halo underwear [/QUOTE] Umm.. I already have that.... (lol)

lgoldberg
lgoldberg

First, ultrazone, I wouldn't be suprised if they made a HALO saturday morning cartoon. Also, I hope the HALO movie is good.... I'd buy it if it is good. Too bad I don't have an Xbox so I can play HALO.

liljakey_06
liljakey_06

ive seen the in the comic shops already and there only £12 im definitly gonna get one soon

S0LlDXSNAKE
S0LlDXSNAKE

I need to get my hands on the halo graphic novel soon, it seems pretty interesting.

expertgamer3
expertgamer3

its an alright book. if you can call it a book.

terdoo
terdoo

chrisdojo, of course it will be good.

microwaveman
microwaveman

this is actually a pretty cool read, worthwhile especially if you are a fan of the series like me. marvel did a great job writing and art and bungie did a good job of not letting it be another made just to sell heap of crap.

Jkzack
Jkzack

Halo one was good but.. halo to was overrated.... I prefered killzone then that...... Im very disapointed that i got a xbox360.. I want my money back....all the games that came out so far was that very impressive....

nucle-tom
nucle-tom

I think that the halo storyline is pretty good, as it is so deep, and the game itself is actually pretty good. I feel completely sorry for all of you saddos who whine and whine about how terrible halo is, if you think so then why tell those of us who like it? Its pretty sad to be insulting a video game. I thought that the halo novels were pretty good. For those of you who spend your time hanging around waiting for an opportunity to insult a game from a different platform or whatever, try getting a girlfriend or even going outside every now and then.

detailedghost
detailedghost

I have no comment at this time...BECAUSE I'M WAITING FOR HALO 3!

burninator85
burninator85

I bought the comic two days ago and read the whole thing. I give it B-. Most of the art is pretty sweet, but the majority of the writing is uninspired. In the first story there is alomst a complete lack (98% less than there should be) of written in "sound effexts". This gives the story a very dull almost lifeless feel. Not sure it was worth the $20.

ultrazone
ultrazone

another page in the Halo phenomenon. Looking forward to what else develops. Maybe a Halo Saturday morning cartoon? Hahaha

FortuneC00kie
FortuneC00kie

Great....lets expand on Halo's uninteresting, cliche, and senseless storyline. Don't mind me, I'm sure there will be someone who enjoys the comic.

rijnie
rijnie

if you read the comic yout hink.. hey!! i allready know this story just like in these alien movies!! WE MUST SAVE THE EARTH FROM ALIENS!!!!! so uninspired.... pointless]

diablobasher
diablobasher

I've read some of the novels, ive played both games, i dont like them. But all this whining will not do anyone any good. Why can't you people simply say "More power to them, if they want a comic, then let there be light" Personnally i couldnt care less that Halo is highly unoriginal, boring, doesnt interest me in the slightest as it really is just a rip of many other sci-fi sources (much like Harry Potter is for the fantasy genre) But they are free to do that, and if a lot of people get enjoyment from that, then thats good. As has been said countless times, i dont like it, so i dont have to read/play it if i dont want to. So all the rest of you should do the same. Diablo

prathik3
prathik3

its a comic.. why are people whining so badly? if you dont want to read it, dont read it. preety simple. let people who actualy like comics and also like halo, read it if they want to. :/ people whine for anythin nowdays.

megamanEXEV3
megamanEXEV3

hey dudecust420, I think they already have a halo underwaear. haha alright, I was just kidding. but seriousely, the halo series was very good, but the comic series is just too much. I mean I can understand the movies, pens, action figures but just not the comic series didn't bungie say halo 3 is going to end the trology?

boo_dat
boo_dat

Why can't a videogame just simply be a videogame? Don't turn it into a movie or pen a comic book...PLEASE. The worst of it is the fact that too many people are anticipating this. Why? It's useless...

FellfromGrace
FellfromGrace

Errrr, I knew it wasent just him I said the MAIN character. Anyway the point still stands. There have been plenty of stories just like it. But the person who said nothing is original anymore is pretty much. But still those Halo novels arent that great compared to real writters. Read Robert Jordans Wheel of Time series if you want something that is totally amazing ! Thats a story

madcapper248
madcapper248

arsy 130 has it mostly right. The only mistake I find is that MC isn't the only spartan left.3-5 survived Reach by tunnels underneath the training facility and made it back to Earth. They just haven't been shown in the games but the GN shows a female spartan in armor training.

Torlek42
Torlek42

Nothing is original. George Lucas copied Star Wars from another guy's books, and every story on the planet has one of 19 plot lines.

arsy130
arsy130

FellfromGrace..... you obviously know nothing man....... for your information it wasnt just him..... the was an army of spartans, and they went to fight the war on reach and the covenant won that war and the only bad ass that survived was him...... thats why you have the damn novels to read....... the story is longer than you think., so dont comment about what you dont know...

Thrash777
Thrash777

FellfromGrace... you don't know the entire story, otherwise you wouldn't make that comment. True, it seems to have the same structure to many other games, but there are loads more parts to it than just that. The 3 novels/books were a great read, and set the rest of Halo in perspective really well.

FellfromGrace
FellfromGrace

How is Halos story good? Its the most unoriginal thing I have ever seen. Lets see the main character Master Chief is geneticly altered to be a bad ass. Hmm I can think of about one million movies/games that came out before that where the main guy was the very same. One group bad guys (the covenant) are religious zealots fighting for their beliefs. WOW now that right there has not only gone down in video games since day one its gone down in the real world since day one haha. At the end of the first one the biggest known "constructed" thing at the time that was a bad ass weapon (the first Halo) was destroyed. Damn that sounds awfully similiar to the very first Star Wars movie that ever came out, not to mention that Halo 2 ends on a cliffhanger, which DAMN thats awfully similar to how the second Star Wars movie ended, on a cliff hanger. All in Halos story blows, sorry. But hey who cares this is a FPS and the game itself rocks and is a blast to play. Give credit where credit is due, but just b/c the actual game play is amazing doesnt mean you have to kiss their ass and say they are uber writters !

Rumstocker
Rumstocker

The Halo stories is one of the best story lines around anywhere.

kishmish
kishmish

I had read Halo graphic novel before a month and this news is too old! if u want to read Halo Graphic Novel go to marvel.com

BonziBoce
BonziBoce

movie sure. graphic novel sure. comic series.... tell me how it goes before i put cash into it.

ivan_the_one
ivan_the_one

I would like to know what the whole deal with the master cheif is....as for the movie....all I can say is this...if it's anything like doom......a meatbag will surely pay.....

misterree533
misterree533

Fail. It needs to end at 3 and marvel needs to die.....

fraudbot
fraudbot

I love all these people who talk about how much halo sucks whenever any Halo news comes around......lets me know who all the liars are If your not into comic books, good, this news isn't for you If your not into Halo, good, this news isn't for you I'm personally siked....being of pretty nerdy origins I've collected my fair share of comic books and played enough Halo for more than one person so this is right up my alley

DoubleAAA
DoubleAAA

finnaly a story?.....shut the hell up! thats one of halos best parts: its story line.

Our_VA
Our_VA

Hey, finally, FINALLY Halo "may" have some storyline. So Yaaaa this is great.....RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT, right?

neoand12
neoand12

Halo suck, I want Gears of war comic

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

Can't wait for the movie and H3. I preordered the graphic novel, but a monthly comic book? That may be over the geek line for me........

andyt66
andyt66

Sounds interesting...might pick up a copy and take a read im not sure who exactly wrote it but I like Halo so should be decent.

faizali86
faizali86

hmmmm...........lets see how good it is.

cesarotromundo
cesarotromundo

extending THE FRANCHISE AS ALWAYS... thats always good for fans....and nerd lol...JUST KIDDING!

MRJENKINS1
MRJENKINS1

A comic would be great ! I just hope they invest in the storyline and stay true to the subject matter. That is what we want ! what we don't want is some off the wall B.S. if we wanted that we could easily found some knockoff game/book/comic the comic book is a great format to keep the epic story moving. you(can) get 12 issues a year great artwork plus the little collectors item(the book itself). And if you think commics are for kids you are dead wrong there are mainstream comics that appeal to Adults (Marvel Knights, Max, Vertigo and Dark horse) besides a great story is a great story no matter the format just be thankful some one gives a crap