Marvel, Mar 10, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 120 pages
Comics legend Peter David and up-and-coming artist Eric Nguyen bring a whole new HALO story to life! When the colony planet Ariel sends out a mysterious distress signal, it's up to the UNSC's elite, highly skilled special-ops Marines, the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th, to find out what's happening. Also known as ODSTs or "Helljumpers", these soldiers are some of the toughest in the galaxy... and some of the roughest as well. When the distress signal comes, two Helljumpers will find themselves at the center of the mystery on Ariel, and before it's solved, they'll have to put their friendship - and their lives - on the line... Collects Halo: Helljumper #1-5.
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most homoerotic/social thing ever. a paean to the beautiful love between battle buddies. also the art looks like a computer did it all by itself with no input from humans. Read full review
Halo Helljumper tells the back story of two of the principle characters in Halo 3: ODST, Romeo and Dutch in a story that takes place before the fall of Reach and the events of the first Halo game. The ODST Helljumpers of squad 105 are sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of colonists on one of the outer worlds. As they investigate they discover the Covenant scouring the planet in search something buried deep within. As the story evolves, the close professional relationship between Romeo and Dutch is explored as they uncover the mystery.
As far as graphical novels go, this is very good. The story isn't Homer, but it does expand on the Halo universe and it becomes quite the page turner by the end of the final chapter. Recommended for fans of the series and the novels, this hardcover edition is a keeper.