Halo: Helljumper #2

Writer: Peter David Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 26, 2009 Critic Reviews: 1
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Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th Division—more famously known as the “Helljumpers”—have arrived at a distressed science colony on the planet Ariel…only problem? The place is totally abandoned. As the Helljumpers investigate, trying to figure out what happened to the colonists, it becomes increasingly clear that the colony isn’t quite as empty as it seemed… the discovery of a large Covenant military presence raises more questions than it answers. Helljumpers Dutch and Romeo have penetrated farthest into the Covenant-held facility, and when all hell breaks loose, it will be the ultimate test of their fighting prowess—a more

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 26, 2009

    At least David's impeccable sense of dialogue is still present. The writer doesn't have much time to flesh out his heroes, but he makes the most of what he does have. By now readers should have no problem caring for partners Dutch and Romeo as they fight to stay alive against increasingly overwhelming odds. Last issue was a bit light on the action, and this issue maybe slips a little too much in the other direction. I'm not even sure it's a problem of striking a proper balance so much as it is that the story will read better as a completed graphic novel. Halo: Uprising certainly worked better as a whole, and the same may apply to Helljumper. It has its weak points so far, but on the whole I'm finding Marvel's second attempt in this universe every bit as engaging as the first. Read Full Review

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