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Product Details

  • Series: Halo
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; hardcover edition (April 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078515146X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785151463
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brian Reed is a writer best known for his work on MS. MARVEL for Marvel, as well as the writer of the video game Mercenaries 2: World on Fire for Pandemic and Ultiamte Spider-Man for Activision --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Some stuff is fine to cut, but they cut out too much important moments.
Aaron R. Taylor
The art was nice, if a bit sketchy, and the writing was well done and fairly easy to follow.
BlueStar
Followed well with the novel fall if reach and a must read for halo fans.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E on April 15, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I just finished reading this, and here is my review. As usual the art work is great, I would expect no less from Marvel. But I noticed a few errors in the story, no spoilers here. To put it plainly if you have read the book "The Fall Of Reach" you'll be able to spot the errors right off the bat as I did. But if haven't read any of the books and only played the games then the story will hold you until the last page. All and all this is a good book and worth adding to your collection if you have all of the other Halo books out there. My only problem is I wish 343 would stick to one story and stop changing it every time something new comes out.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Menma on August 30, 2012
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I recently finished reading the five-star novel this comic tries to imitate. Wanting to establish a better visual picture of the book, I purchased this comic. I was disappointed by the third page. This is NOT the same story. Every scene is depicted completely different from the novel. People will meet each other in completely different ways, popular quotes are changed, and worst of all, the children in this book are drawn completely inaccurately.

Kelly was described as tall, slender, and having very long blue hair. In the comic, she has shorter brown hair, and is the same height as everybody else. Sam was described as having darker skin, dirty blonde hair, and green eyes. He is white with blonde hair, and like almost everyone in the book, you can't see his eyes. Linda had red hair, and was shown with blonde. It completely kills the image given to these characters originally.

So this comic is good for absolutely nothing. The story is completely different, so buying it for that is out of the question. Which is strange, because I can't imagine it's difficult to COPY a book. The visuals are extremely different. At one point in the book, every kid was supposed to have a shaved head and dropped into a winter forest, but instead, they all have regular length hair and there is not a single flake on the ground.

This comic is good for absolutely nothing. If you liked the book, don't even think about purchasing this. If you haven't read it and planned on buying the comic for a quick version, completely drop that idea and buy the book. This comic is a disgrace.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GraphicNovelReporter.com on August 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'll once again admit that I've never played Halo, though I've heard countless recollections by starry-eyed gamers, telling tales of their victories and throughout worlds that comprise the Halo universe. Anyone who has even experienced a glancing blow from video game culture probably knows this: Halo is about super soldiers fighting against an alien insurrection, and there's a relatively complex back story that spans multiple games and ties everything together. Even if you're not aware of the finer points of Spartans fighting aliens, Halo: Fall of Reach--Bootcamp is an ideal place to start.

Boot camp is, of course, the beginning of a military career, and as such, Brian Reed constructs a story that begins at the most nascent points of Halo mythology, approaching portions of this story from the perspective of a child who is abducted from his family to serve in the military and eventually become a legendary soldier. It's all a variation on the prototypical Captain America tale, but far more grim and futuristic. While other Halo collections have dropped into the middle of the action, Fall of Reach is a series that promises to appeal to those who haven't logged many game hours.

The grittiness of this world is enhanced by the artwork of Felix Ruiz, whose scratchy, scribbly style of art creates an uncomfortable, unsettling, but altogether accurately emotive portrayal of forced military servitude. While much of Halo is predicated on the ultra-science-fiction of threatening aliens known as the Covenant, they don't appear until the very last page of this collection, marking a dramatic conclusion that makes future collections a very inviting prospect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MyThoughtsForYou on April 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I think this was pretty well done for a graphic novel story. I disagree with another reviewer about the art. The art is perfect and similar to the original Halo graphic novel from years back: gritty & dirty (i.e., war). The games art/colors are bright and sharp, but ironically that's never how I imagined it when reading the book.

I think the casual fan who hasn't read the book will enjoy this. For someone who has a read the book, I would say you have a 50/50 shot; just know it is a comic, so you will not have as much narrative detail.

All this said, I can't wait for the phase II of this series (Halo: Covenant)that has just started coming out.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Diego Rossello on April 25, 2011
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First of all, before I start saying all of which I'm going to say, I'll say that if you haven't read the book, this might be an ok comic...like not really grapping but informative of what happened. It covers the book; at least they do it correctly and don't change facts. They just skip a lot of non crucial, but cool, facts.

But I'm a Halo Fun and I'll do my point of view from a person that read the Book Fall of Reach, which is awesome. This comic had the potential of being super great, but they missed it and ill say why:

1: The Script: The story somewhat feels rushed all the way, they jump from moment to moment without exploring any character or area we read about in the book. At the end, you don't really know the actual locations, it's hard to understand what the hell is going on and you don't get to know the characters. I make these observations because I've read tons of comics that do this much better. I know it's not a book, but there are other comics, even halo comics that do this.
2: The Art: This style does not fit in this universe. It's too sketchy and gritty. Halo universe is suppose to be clear and beautiful. The characters and places don't look good, don't represent what they might be. They just went for the wrong art style in this one. I got to admit I like how he draws the characters in armor, but the action is not good enough, the places too grim, and any face and expression feel dead to me. I might be exaggerating a bit, but still, I'm not happy.
Conclusion: If they want to save this. They should stop whatever they are doing with the next series "Covenant" and make it longer, more character story, less "let's get things done and shown" story. Change the artist or the style. Look for reference at the last two comics, or at the guy whose doing Fistful of Arrows, god damn I got blown off by his art.
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