Dark Horse Announces All New Halo Anthology!

This is a reblog from Darkhorse’s website: 

Collection of new stories based on the epic Halo universe coming this fall! 

343 Industries and Dark Horse Comics are set to release a brand-new Halo® graphic novel anthology based on the massive video game franchise later this year.

Halo: Tales from Slipspace will feature all-new stories from some of the comic industry’s best—including Jonathan Wayshak, Eric Nguyen, Alex Irvine, Kody Chamberlain, Dave Crosland, John Jackson Miller, Jonathan Goff, Simon Roy, and Halo: Escalation writer Duffy Boudreau—as well as 343 Industries’ own Franchise Creative Director Frank O’Connor and Franchise Producer Tyler Jeffers. This action-packed anthology is essential reading for all Halo fans!

HFFL: I had the pleasure of meeting Tyler Jeffers back in 2012 at New York Comicon. Previous to working at 343, he was on the team at McFarlane Toys working with the Halo line. He definitely has a passion for Halo!

343 Industries and Dark Horse have also produced two blockbuster comics series with canonical story lines written by writers from the video game franchise (Halo: Initiation and Halo: Escalation) and will rerelease the graphic novel Halo: Fall of Reach in March.

Halo: Tales from Slipspace is in stores October 12, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:

Barnes and Noble

HFFL: Yes, I HIGHLY recommend buying from your local comic shop! Help support your local businesses!! 

I for one am excited by the news of this anthology. I enjoy short stories. So long as 343 keeps continuity with these, this should be a successful line. Short stories help to bring new characters into the universe without having to have a multi-comic story arc. This works very well with minor characters. And who knows, they might just turn into more major characters depending on the reception from fans! 

In any event, I plan on picking up this line for sure! How about you???

The “Halo” Franchise:

Exclusively published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties, over $5 billion in worldwide sales to date, that has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has reinvented how people think about video games and has since built a fanbase of millions worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.

About 343 Industries:

343 Industries is the developer of the blockbuster “Halo” series of video games and, as part of Microsoft Studios, oversees the “Halo” franchise, including games, original programming, novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more. The studio launched “Halo 5: Guardians” on Oct. 27, 2015 and is currently developing “Halo Wars 2,” while continuing to transform entertainment experiences across the “Halo” universe with groundbreaking projects, including an upcoming Steven Spielberg produced television series.

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4 thoughts on “Dark Horse Announces All New Halo Anthology!

  1. There is no doubt that I will be picking this up. I can’t wait to see what stories will be included. I wonder if we will get some more stories featuring SPARTAN-III’s? Or maybe a bit more backstory on Locke.

    • Well, with these being short stories, anything is possible. I’d love to read an early story of Noble before they got Noble Six. Before even the events that led to the death of the previous Noble Six and Kat’s dismembered arm. Hmm…perhaps a fanfic is in order???

  2. The story of Noble Six would be awesome. I wonder if he was a Gen II (a SPARTAN-III that met Dr. Halsey’s genetic criteria for the SPARTAN-II)? As for Kat, I believe she lost her arm at Fumirole just before Thom A-293 delivered the nuke aboard the Covenant Battlecruiser. But the story leading up to it would be awesome.

    • Oh, that would be fantastic if Noble 6 was actually an SII. Though his height in the game says differently. As for Kat, if you watch the trailer “Deliver Hope” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_04E6IkcUQ) it clearly shows Kat with her full arm, then I assume the blast from the Banshee disable/destroys it. That was such an epic trailer! Much as some folks like to complain about Reach, I still think it was a tremendous game and a fantastic Halo game!

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