New Halo Comic Announced By Dark Horse

by Isaac Perry on Oct 03, 2013 at 07:43 AM

Halo canon lovers rejoice. Dark Horse is taking another video game franchise to print in Halo: Escalation. The UNSC flagship Infinity will be the centerpiece for the comic’s first issue. The writer is none other than Chris Schlerf, the lead writer of Halo 4. 

The events in Halo: Escalation begin with the Infinity being assigned an escort mission for the covenant. Of course, things don’t go according to plan. You can read the synopsis on the website and get excited for the first issue on December 11th. For more information on other video game comics by Dark Horse, such as Plants vs Zombies or Tomb Raider, click here and here respectively.

Our Take
The synopsis suggests that the series will take place before the events of Halo 4 and Spartan Ops. Before serving as an exploratory ship, Infinity fought in the Sangheili civil war. My guess is that the series begins after the signature battles on the Elites’ home world. 

Even though Master Chief might sit this series out, it's exciting to see comics expand a video game’s universe. A deeper look at Infinity could be interesting.