Halo: Escalation #2

Halo: Escalation #2

Writer: Chris Schlerf Artist: Sergio Arino, Juan Castro Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Halo®, one of the most celebrated video game series of all time, joins forces with Dark Horse for a thrilling new ongoing series!

As Sarah Palmer fights to get the Arbiter and the Brute Ambassador to safety, Captain Lasky sneaks behind enemy lines to reestablish communications with the UNSC Infinity. Their plans for escape are jeopardized, however, by a turncoat in their midst!

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Jan 8, 2014

    Yeah, I'd say so. With an incredibly intricate plot and breakneck pacing, this issue carries the story right along and was a blast to read. Art by Sergio Arino is great with carrying the various movements of the characters, despite being a little rough on the face work. Overall, a fun and thrilling issue with elements that I will look forward to seeing later in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 8, 2014

    The story is very much starting to pick up and quickly from the first issue which is what shows how much potential this book has. There is a good balance between action and storytelling that doesn't leave you questionable about what takes place. Whatever comes next is definitely something worth paying attention to because things are not really as they seem. They are a lot worse and there is more than what is seen on the surface. The mysterious that come with the story of Halo shines through this story and that is reason enough to pick up this book if not already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jan 7, 2014

    The art matches the writing in this issue. It is something that I have to say works well. The futuristic art style works well especially for a futuristic comic. I am more excited to see how it goes with the development of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Jan 7, 2014

    Aside from a lack of strong dialogue at times this was a fairly entertaining read. Though I have no clue of what events take place before this story begins, the writer does an excellent job of making it accessible to new readers. If you are a die-hard Halo fan then I would assume you are already reading this to stay up to datewith the happenings in the Halo universe, andif not, I suggest you start. If you are a new reader with no knowledge whatsoever of the Halo universe this may not be somewhere you want to start, as you will be at a loss for what some of the characters and races are that are discussed. All that being said, it's stilla fairly entertaining bit of comic science fiction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Jan 4, 2014

    This issue is similar to a mission in the game. You get the cutscene explaining what is happening and then the orders to follow; you play, explore, kill some bad guys, it ends up being more complicate that you first thought. What it makes it more than just a mission is the mystery of who is the mole, and when we get a hint, it takes us by surprise as it should. Read Full Review

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