Halo: Escalation #1

Halo: Escalation #1

Writer: Chris Schlerf Artist: Sergio Arino, Juan Castro Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Halo®, the most celebrated video game series of all time, joins forces with Dark Horse for a thrilling new ongoing series!

The UNSC flagship Infinity is assigned escort duty for a diplomatic mission between the Arbiter and a powerful chieftain of the Brute tribes-but when a rogue Covenant group attacks, it's going to take all the firepower the Spartans have to keep the delegates alive!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Dec 10, 2013

    Chris Schlerf does a great job with the story. He introduces us into a world very swiftly and exciting. He lets you know the characters but it doesn't dwell because there is a story that is to be had. He lets you get to know them and you move on with them. I really like this style of writing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 11, 2013

    Overall Halo: Escalation #1 is a great transition from the events of Halo 4. They are set on a clear path and Chris Schlerf shows the knowledge and capability to be able to connect this story to the Covenant civil war with the Arbiter and the Brute Ambassador. Again we see that this story is much more than Chief and that the Halo Universe has much to offer in a story that goes beyond the games. The Arbiter, Fire Team Majestic and much more have a part in this, what more could you ask for? 343 had set the stage and now as fans of Halo we can keep up with it's natural progression knowing that this is all very new. You don't even have to be a fan per say, as this is something new going on right now that you can read without needing to go back to anything previous to understand. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Dec 11, 2013

    Leaps and bounds better than the last series, that's for damn sure. A lot of the story is really hard to understand, especially for all of us who aren't fans of the game. That was really the only reason keeping me from giving this book the highest possible rating, just the fact that I had to reread and decipher every single sentence. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 11, 2013

    So far, Escalation doesn't compete on the same level as Marvel's best Halo comics. This series has a lot of potential, but it's currently held back by dull characterization and flat artwork. Hopefully these problems can be shaken off over time, and Escalation can prove that it has a worthwhile story to tell and isn't just filling the gaps between games. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Den Of Geek! - John Saavedra Dec 13, 2013

    For now, give this first issue a chance. It isn't the jaw-dropping start to a riveting new Halo adventures, but if I know anything about Dark Horse and this beloved series, it will definitely get there. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Craig Schroeder Mar 5, 2014

    Ultimately, Halo: Escalation seems to be a book that will appeal to only the most dedicated fan. If youve read the novels, the comics, played all the games on Legendary and memorized the canon, there might be something here for you. But for a casual fan, its a universe that is wholly unrecognizable from the Halo world I grew up with. If youre totally fresh to Halo, it may as well be written in Portuguese. Read Full Review

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