(press release) Based on the best-selling videogame, the Halo Graphic Novel reached #2 on the BookScan list of graphic novels sold in bookstores, the highest position of a non-manga, non-movie tie-in graphic novel in years. It also debuted at an impressive #33 on Amazon.com.
In fact, the Halo Graphic Novel has sold so incredibly that a second print will be available within weeks.
The reviews have been pouring in from numerous media outlets praising the video-game’s expansion into the world of graphic fiction.
Andrew Smith of Scripps News Service says, “It’s an excellent graphic novel for comics fans…it’s also undoubtedly a must-buy for anyone who loves the game because it fills in so many blanks.”
Hilary Goldstein of IGN.com says, “Considering the large audience who has played these games, this is a book that belongs in a few million homes. Master Chief’s first journey into comics is a brilliant success.”
Wayne Oliveri of UGO.com says, “Marvel knows how to make comics, and this hardcover has the highest production values. It’s a colorful, well-designed book.”
Wook Kim of Entertainment Weekly says, “All in all, this is an impressive effort, given a handsome and solemn presentation.”
The Halo Graphic Novel features four full-length stories by several well-known comic writers and artists including Moebius, Simon Bisley, Tsutomu Nihei, and Jay Faerber as well as a gallery of illustrations by both Bungie artists and other comic book artists.
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The Halo Graphic Novel is a 128-page full-color hardcover for a retail price of $24.99 that no comic or Halo fan should be without.
The HALO Graphic Novel HC (MAY061938)
Written by Jay Faerber, Brett Lewis, Lee Hammock, and Tsutomu Nihei
Illustrated by Simon Bisley, Ed Lee, Tsutomu Nihei, and Moebius
Gallery art by Rick Berry, Geof Darrow, Scott Fischer, Sterling Hundley, Craig Mullins, Tsutomu Nihei, George Pratt, Juan Ramirez, Greg Staples, Justin Sweet, John Van Fleet, and Kent Williams
Dust Jacket by Phil Hale
128 pages/Rated 17 and Up/$24.99
Trim size: Standard Marvel Premiere HC format
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