SDCC 2013: Dark Horse Announces Halo Ongoing Series!

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, 343 StudiosFrank O’Connor announced that Dark Horse Comics would publish an all-new ongoing series later this year based on the massive video game franchise Halo.

This news comes prior to next month’s release of the first issue of the highly anticipated miniseries Halo: Initiation.

While the first miniseries ties directly into Microsoft’s Halo: Spartan Assault video game, Halo: Escalation will spin directly out of the events of Halo 4. The series begins when the UNSC Infinity is assigned escort duty for a diplomatic mission between the Arbiter and the Brutes, but has to fend off an attack meant to thwart the negotiations. Featuring Captain Lasky, Spartan Palmer, and a cast of recognizable characters, this ongoing series is poised to be essential reading for fans in search of new story lines set within the canon of the Halo universe!

Much like other Dark Horse video game tie-in titles that are written by the games’ writers, Halo will be written by Halo 4 lead writer Chris Schlerf, with Omar Francia handling art for the first three issues, and with covers by Anthony Palumbo.

This is a big opportunity for Dark Horse, as Halo will be a centerpiece for the soon to launch video game system, Xbox One. Plans not only include more video games, but also a television series that has Steven Spielberg’s involvement.

The first issue of Halo: Escalation arrives in stores on December 11, 2013!