Halo: Uprising #1

Freshly released on August 22, Halo: Uprising #1 takes a brand that one or two people have heard about in Halo, and capitalizes on it. Tremendously (the above cover shot from Marvel's website has more branding on it than a herd of cattle). With Halo 3 right around the corner (we're about a month away), you can't fault Marvel for the timing of this issue. Written by Brian Michael Bendis (definitely one of the best writers out there and my personal favorite) picks up where Halo 2 disappointedly left off. It details how Master Chief fights the Covenant after hitching a ride on their ship headed towards Earth (part of the rather outlandish ending to Halo 2 had Master Chief throttling through space and boarding a ship). Alex Maleev carries the cover/pencils/ink duties, with Chris Eliopoulos providing the lettering. "Intertwined with Master Chief's interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city's rebellion and downfall, two disparate lives' collision and shared fate, and the Convenant's hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Read this debut issue to start the journey into the Halo universe!" That sounds so exciting! But remember, and Marvel would like to remind you, that his comic is based on an "M" rated game, so get your parent's permission if you're under 17. Because that will certainly prevent the tainting of today's youth. Halo: Uprising