Halo: Uprising

Halo: Uprising

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by Brian Michael Bendis
     
 

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You are are Petty Officer Spartan-117, better known as the Master Chief. An enhanced super soldier fi tted out with the most advanced array of tactical weapons imaginable and a suit of assault armor that will protect you against the most lethal of attacks. Your target is the Forerunner Dreadnought. It is a command craft filled to the brim with hostile Covenant

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You are are Petty Officer Spartan-117, better known as the Master Chief. An enhanced super soldier fi tted out with the most advanced array of tactical weapons imaginable and a suit of assault armor that will protect you against the most lethal of attacks. Your target is the Forerunner Dreadnought. It is a command craft filled to the brim with hostile Covenant forces and heading for Earth to activate the world-shattering weapon known as Halo. Brought to you by two graphic-arts visionaries, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, the story of Halo: Uprising fills in the gap between the conclusion of Bungee's blockbuster video game Halo 2 and the record-setting entertainment juggernaut Halo 3.

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Publishers Weekly
Based on the famous video-game series Halo and created by the Eisner-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis (Powers) and artist Alex Maleev (Daredevil), this book shows the Covenant invasion of Earth from the perspective of civilians on the ground. Ruwan, a hotel concierge in the beautiful resort city of Cleveland, Ohio—my, how the future changes things—flees the conquering aliens and teams up with Myras Tyla, a musician determined not to be a sitting duck. Instead of simply killing everyone, the Covenant aliens are ransacking the city for the mysterious Key of Osanalan, which they heard about from their captive, Colonel Akerson. Of course, it doesn't exist, but only his brother, Ruwan, knows that. What follows is a genuinely heroic and touching tale. What it isn't is a story about Master Chief John 117, the protagonist of the Halo series and the star of the book's cover. The unbeatable armored super-soldier does appear, but his beautifully drawn and choreographed space-battles have very little to do with the plot. Still, much like its hit predecessor, Halo Graphic Novel, this should appeal to Halo lovers everywhere. Maleev's planetscapes are memorably luminous, and Bendis's dialogue is wry and effective. (June)
Library Journal
The first graphic adaptation of the wildly popular Halo video-game series—a collection of short stories misleadingly titled The Halo Graphic Novel (2006)—topped best-sellers charts. Uprising brings us into the Halo narrative between the second and third games of the series, when the alien coalition called the Covenant is attacking Earth. While cyborg super-soldier Master Chief is fighting his way through Covenant troops off-world, Cleveland concierge Ruwan is just hiding under his desk. Then gutsy singer Myras comes in asking for guns—concierges know how to find everything, right? The pair teams up to escape the attacks and eventually connects with UN Space Command troops. The Covenant leader has been demanding a mysterious object, and it turns out that Ruwan actually knows what it is. VERDICT Master Chief's minimal role may disappoint hard-core Halo gamers, but casual fans and especially nongamers will be pulled into experiencing an alien invasion vicariously through "ordinary people" Ruwan and Myras, who share heroics and love. A compelling read with dark, grimy art that renders the aliens impressive but always ugly. Older teens and up.—M.C.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785128397
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
09/29/2010
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
739,289
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

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