Halo is one of the most popular video games in the industry today. The first-person shooter follows Master Chief, a Spartan who battles against the alien invaders, the Covenant and the Flood. Although it is a booming franchise, the Halo universe is largely unexplored outside of this character. Dark Horse Comics attempts to remedy this problem with their new comic miniseries. A lead-in to the new Halo mobile game, Halo: Spartan Assault, Halo Initiation follows Commander Sarah Palmer as she undergoes a secret United Nations Space Command (UNSC) Spartan program. Without the Master Chief, the Covenant or the Flood supporting the story, Halo Initiation branches away from the video games to open a new world for their fans.
Or – “With Great Power Comes Great Temporal Instability…”
Recently, store manager Deon purchased a large lot of Spider-Man comics, including a complete run of Annuals from #1 to #21. (Gatekeeper Hobbies, Huntoon & Gage, Topeka! Ask me about Spider-Man’s parents!) Marvel has once again taken up the habit of delivering double-sized Annual issues, and now it’s Pete Parker’s turn in the spotlight!
Occasionally, the publishers will take a collection of sold out issues, and combine them into a mini-trade that fits the budget and makes it easy for readers to get their hands on a collection of books.Â Such is the case with Ms. Marvel: War of the Marvels Must Have that includes Ms. Marvel #39-41.
The three issue mini-trade arrives August 19, 2009.
Marvel announced that Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man #1 has also sold out at Diamond, and will be going back to press with a variant cover featuring the interior art of Chris Bachalo.
Those interested in the the happenings of the Venom symbiote in the new Dark Reign world of Marvel, might want to check out the latest Mighty Marvel Podcast, where Jeff Suter, Senior Art Director at Marvel, sits down with Brian Reed to talk about the new four issue mini-series.
DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #1 (of 4) (APR090475)
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Rated T+ â€¦$3.99
You can find the Mighty Marvel PodcastÂ here.
With Moonstone masquerading as the new Ms. Marvel in the Dark Avengers, where does that leave Carol Danvers?Â Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Ms. Marvel #38, that arrives April 29, 2009.
When Carol Danvers meets up with the Dark Avengers it might be the beginning of the end as Marvel’s Ms. Marvel series becomes Dark Ms. Marvel with issue #38.
It all begins in this weekâ€™s Ms. Marvel #35, from the fan favorite team of writer Brian Reed and artist Patrick Olliffe, as Carol encounters Captain Marvelâ€™s replacementâ€”Noh-Varr, better known as Marvel Boy! As Carolâ€™s past catches up with her and she meets Norman Osbornâ€™s new Ms. Marvel (AKA the villainous Moonstone), two Ms. Marvels will clashâ€¦and Carol Danvers will fall!
Well, I guess you already know how the next three issues turn out.
Now that Norman Osborn’s plans have been revealed in Dark Avengers #1, Marvel has unveiled the cover images and solicitation information for Ms. Marvel #38, and Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1.
All work and no Rodrigo makes Jack a dull boy. The Doctor is in, but we canâ€™t make our copay. The Late, Great Bird of the Galaxy is a little less lonely. Plus: Youâ€™ll not have that for that much longer! Santa Claus with a cape? Wonâ€™t you come and join the party dressed to kill? The Major Spoilers podcast is on the air!
Show Notes after the Jump!
This week, Dynamite Entertainment has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of three titles arriving in stores this week.Â Take the jump for the company’s Army of Darkness: Ash’s Christmas Horror One-Shot, Red Sonja #40, and the second volume of The Lone Ranger.
In stores today is the latest installment of Red Sonja.Â The issue ended up shipping a week earlier than expected, and Dynamite Entertainment has sent Major Spoilers a look at the interior pages.
Marvel has just announced the final issue of Secret Invasion will now arrive in stores on December 3, 2008.Â Seems the extra pages and the hectic schedule were just too much for Leinel Yu.
â€œAnybody who pored over the artwork from #7 a week ago can easily see how he and Mark Morales have been putting their all (and then some) into every page and every panel, and that effort has finally caught up with us. Hopefully, retailers and fans will forgive us these extra two weeks as we make sure that everything is in the shape it should be in for the extra-sized climaxâ€”and from there, itâ€™ll be smooth sailing straight into DARK REIGN,” said Executive Editor Tom Brevoort in a prepared statement.
Considering the size of the Secret Invasion event, spilling into almost every other Marvel title, I’m impressed Marvel was able to keep the schedule going for this long. Considering many Comic Wednesdays were flooded with Marvel titles (not necessarily a result of Secret Invasion), many local comic shops were overwhelmed, and I’m sure there were many fans who had to make a choice between what issues they could afford that particular week.