How did HALO’s Master Chief become the bad-ass destroyer that game players have known for nearly a decade? The answer may be found in HALO: Fall of Reach – Boot Camp #1 from Marvel.

Before he was Master Chief, he was John — a boy stolen from his parents and conscripted into the SPARTAN II program on the fortress world of Reach. But as the galaxy falls into dark times, one doctor must pay a terrible price to keep humanity from being destroyed.

“We’re excited to bring this gripping novel to life in graphic fiction form,” said Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel Senior Vice President, Development & Planning, Print, Animation and Digital Media. “The Halo universe has produced some of the most compelling science fiction action epics of the century and Fall of Reach is right up there. If you’ve never experienced Halo before, this is a great place to jump on board.”

HALO: Fall of Reach – Boot Camp #1 arrives in September, with a cover price of $3.99.

via Marvel

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Ray
    June 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    remember that picture from ninja assassin?

  2. Larry King
    June 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm — Reply

    I was thinking more of a “300” vibe, you know, with the Spartans and what not.

    Though I wonder how much of John 117’s origin will be like the movie “Soldier” with Kurt Russell, since that is the basis for it.

  3. Matthew
    June 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    every page should be ruined by a punk little kid yelling racial slurs at someone, would really tie it in with the games.

    • Larry King
      June 24, 2010 at 6:19 am — Reply

      And don’t forget the constant yelling of Noob!

  4. Wil
    June 25, 2010 at 2:40 am — Reply

    WTF: Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Sortero is basis for “Master Chief” now? Gimme a frakkiing break already with all this Cult of Personality worshipfulness. Race-baiting is for wimps. Just because Obama’s poll numbers are tanking, do you really think giving him more lame comic book “bad-ass hero” cult status credit is gonna up his approval rating? Or is this just another lame excuse make his zombie supporters feel better?

    Man, its like a sneaky propaganda page right out of “The Communist Manifesto” or Saul Alinksy’s “Rules for (Liberal)Radicals”. “Make your ideology as righteously appealing and iresistable as possible to the susceptible sheeple masses and demonize and character assasinate the opposition.” Sell the lie, to make people buy the lie. “If you tell a lie long enough, sooner or later, you begin to believe in that lie.”

    • Damascus
      June 29, 2010 at 4:01 am — Reply

      What in the world are you rambling about? Where does any of that fit in a) here in this comment section, or b) on Major Spoilers as a whole. Unless it’s a huge in-joke that I don’t get, man, that’s a little out there.

  5. Damascus
    June 29, 2010 at 4:14 am — Reply

    The background and story concept just kinda makes me think about Star Wars Episode One: Phantom Menace, the poster that showed young Anakin and the shadow was that of Vader and in that Vader is bad ass, and that’s how I want to think of him, not as some douchey little Pod racer. To quote just a single line in the hilarious Star Wars rant from Patton Oswalt: “I DON’T GIVE A SHIT WHERE THE STUFF I LOVE COMES FROM! I JUST LOVE THE STUFF I LOVE! Hey, do you love Angelina Jolie? Does she give you a big boner? Well then here’s Jon Voight’s ballsack! That’s right! The sweaty, pink ballsack she swam out of. Now jerk off to that, you lucky so and so!”

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