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a very quick review
on 15 September 2011
I'll be honest and say that I didn't really excpet this to be good. I know, it's just going to be the same great book, but with pictures showing you what's happening. but the thing about comic books, is that they have to simplify things. just like the alex rider novels.
But after reading this I must admit I do like it!
The Novel is based of of the book, Halo: the fall of reach, which is a prequel to halo combat evolved that gives out information about how the chief was trained as child to become a super soldier. The story is still very well written despite the fact some parts of the book have been simplified. So if you really wanted to just get the jist of how the chief become an ultimate badass, this is for you.
the main villian of the book was only given a brief apperence in the fall of reach, is actually given a slight look into his backstory. It's not great but it does help to flesh the character out.
the art is diffrent from most halo books, because of the fact it looks a lot darker than previous halo graphic novels. this is mainly because of the fact that the covenant don't appear until the very end of the graphic novel and when they do appear it's only for a brief few pages, so the mood is pretty realistic.
Now there isn't really that much action until the end when the master chief goes on his first mission and if you wanted to see john decked out if full spartan armour, your going to have to wait until the sequel. finally you do get to see the chiefs face, but it's only when he's a small child. the moment he becomes a teenager, his face is hidden away from the naked eye.
Now this is the first entry into the fall of reach comic series. two more parts will followed which details the first fight with the covenant and a 3rd part which details the battle of reach. I personally can't wait to read them.
I hope this review helped you. if it didn't, please leave a comment stating how I could improve any reviews in the future.