Halo: Rise of Atriox #1

Halo: Rise of Atriox #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Eric Nguyen Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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An anthology based on 2017's Halo Wars 2, the real-time strategy video game from 343 Industries, which introduced a new ruthless villain, Atriox.
Atriox, the legendary Brute under the command of the alien collective known as the Covenant, leads a Brute assault against a UNSC military outpost. Wave after wave of Brutes are lost attacking the human outpost defended by a group of UNSC marines, the ruthless Atriox soldiers on. As his comrades fall, Atriox's hatred for the Covenant grows.
This five-chapter anthology collects stories by acclaimed comics creators Cullen Bunn, Jody Houser, John Jackson Miller, Alex Irvine, Claire Roe, Josan G more

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 30, 2017

    I must say that I was expecting a little more from Halo: Rise of Atriox #1 as the first chapter. As someone foreign to Halo Wars, and new to the villain that is Atriox, it didn't feel like they were giving me enough invest in. I'm sure that those who have played the game might feel that in some areas this might come off as dry when depth isn't given to these characters or what is going on around them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 1, 2017

    Final Verdict: 7.0 " A gritty monster story told through the lens of a war, "Halo: Rise of Atriox" is an interesting introduction to the eponymous character, though with an odd perspective for an origin that does not provide much in the way of new information. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 30, 2017

    Rise of Atriox gets off to a mostly enjoyable start in its first issue. The creators paint a bleak picture of a few hapless soldiers making their final stand against an overwhelming enemy, which is something the Halo franchise often does well. At the same time, while this issue paint Atriox as an unstoppable force of nature, it makes no effort to explore him in any depth. Future installments need to do more to balance action with strong characterization. Read Full Review

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