Hunt the Truth.
Halo: Escalation comics are being dumped. First few issues are in the linked thread.
>poll is current 20:1 for John
Finished up Issue 4 from last thread.
Starting Issue 5 now.
Halo used to be cool military sci-fi with religious overtones
Now it's a stupid fantasy space opera
Also Spartans are being written like superheroes instead of supersoldiers, and apparently have no regulations or discipline whatsoever
Where did it all go wrong, /v/?
From left to right are Linda (sniper), John (leader), Kelly (scout), and Fred (CQC). They're known as Blue Team and are the best Spartan II squad. They're also most of the Spartan IIs still alive
To the anon dumping the comic, your service is greatly appreciated.
Technically, Jorge. The 'bomb' wasn't so much an explosive as it was a random-teleport-to-nowhere,
Yup. Pretty much the exact vibes I got from them too. 'That's just an EVA fishbowl'.
> UNSC Spirit of Fire is ded
> Everyone ded
> Everyone died for nothing
> Forge's sacrifice was in vain
> A good piece of lore kept compartmentalized from the rest of the franchise used as toilet paper to make 343's fanfiction edgy.
Shitting on something another writer did really pisses me off. Bungie didn't like Halo wars being inserted into their universe but the game treated the franchise with tremendous respect all things considered.
>The 'bomb' wasn't so much an explosive as it was a random-teleport-to-nowhere,
As soon as that moment happened, I knew that the lack of a body to bury meant some bullshit would probably happen to bring him back and I still hold to that.
Technically, it wouldn't really be that bad... He's inside an Assault Carrier. His armor is thick enough to take a little bit of radiation. all he'd have to do is find a still-pressurized compartment. And chances are that the Covies, at least the Elites, eat similar enough to us that we could choke it down and not die.
So do I, Anon. So do I. Just...
Yeah, but normally the jump portal thing is outside the ship. This time, it was inside. And Jorge was standing right next to it. So the ship's hull didn't do a thing to protect him.
>tfw that armor is forever tainted by the MEta
WHY did I keep watching RvB? God damn it.
Anyone else think that Master Chief's story is over? And I'm not even talking about Halo 4, I'm talking about Halo 3.
It'd be far better to introduce a new protagonist to the series and give him his own arc.
Why are the aliens constantly wearing armor no matter where they're at. Are they literally too lazy to imagine up some casual wear for them
Fred 104 would have been the new protagonist, he's better than John in combat, is the best at remembering the basics of CQC and travels and is the only other guy in Blue Team.
>Blue team besides John is dead
>Stuck on some planet
>Chief is fucked up, crack in his visor armor pieces damaged etc., lying on the ground against a crashed vehicle. You can hear ONI ships and chatter nearby, they are getting close
>He regains consciousness and tries to get up, but he can't
>"A baj nem jár egyedül" a voice within a helmet nearby speaks
>Chief moves his head to the direction of the voice. Familiar to the player.
>Pic related extends his hand, offering to help him up
>treated the franchise with tremendous respect all things considered.
This right here, they did everything according to Bungie's Halo. They even knew Spartans didn't have shields yet in 2525, so they added them purely for gameplay so you could tell Spartans apart from Marines. They didn't go full retard like 343 and redesign fucking everything. Even their Spartans were beastly.
>Chief punches him in the arm and quips
What, you've never seen an elite puke his guts out at a bar before?
>Always wonder what Jorge said during that part in space
>"Ez megszakad a szívem..."
>"This breaks my heart..."
Even that other elite knows how shit the writing is. Jesus Christ that's bad. Also, the Brutes were easy to destroy. Knocking one's helmet off sends them intoa Ferguson level chimpout. The prophets even said they were a space travelling civilization before they blew themselves back into the stone age with a nuclear holocaust
>He died thinking he just saved Reach
I thought the spirit of fire blew up in Halo Wars?
Then you're in for a treat next issue
Here we go. Issue 6.
I actually liked this one more than the others.
But that's not saying much.
It successfully escaped the planet Anon. Forge sacrificed himself to blow up the ship's FTL drive and fuck up the Shield-World and it's automated shipyards full of Forerunner warships.
But apparently the ship was wiped out by flood that snuck on board while everyone went into Cryo.
>Lord Hood's name is fucking Terrance
Might as well be Gilbert you fucking homo
>Hood dies in a fucking comic book
Don't worry, he gets better.
I read most of the novels up to Onyx, Biofoam is some bullshit. A mother fucker can basically be cut in half but they fill up his gut hole with biofoam and he makes a full recovery.
Who /cal/ here?
A single halo only destroyed approximately 5 light years, per Halo 1. The milky way is 27,000 light years across, so you'd need at least 5000 Halo rings all firing at once to cleanse the galaxy. Closer to 5500. Actually makes them seem pretty insignificant, doesn't it?
Reusing assets gets all the bitches wet.
Why is the artwork so shit?
So am I. 343 has said they listened 100% to the beta feedback and H5 teaser stuff is giving me a good vibe that it will feel similar to 2
If they burn me this last time, I'm done
this series is a fucking reaction image goldmine
>Saying the art of a comic looks bad is now comparable to attacking a persons character
Stop shitposting anytime
And with everyone's favourite page, we conclude issue 6.
On to Issue 7, aka, filler shit.
As much as I find Thorne to be the only tolerable Spartan 4, was it really necessary to give us one whole issue about him and his problems?
I would like to think that their AI managed to wake them up in time and get everyone off the ship.
But this is 343 we're talking about.
>tfw didn't save the puking elite from last thread
Christ almighty it's LITERALLY Alien 3 all over again.
FUCK 343i. Fuck them.
Where's your limited edition Spartan Thorne action figure anon?
If a kid owned it, wouldn't it be a Mark 4 or Mark 5 suit instead since it's now like 20 years later?
Fucking 343. Check your fucking continuity. Oh wait it's not "their" Halo.
This issue takes place 8 months after the composing of New Phoenix.
That doesn't mean it makes anymore sense than it does now though.
>Master Chief action figure
>In his Halo 4 armor
Maybe, maybe not, there is flood on the ship, nobody knows if it's locked in a specific sector or has gotten to everybody, who knows, maybe they'll make a survival horror game where you play as a marine in the damaged spirit of fire fighting the flood..
Next up is what you've probably been anticipating.
The artwork in these comics is fucking atrocious.
WHAT MOST OF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME CAPTAIN KING?
>Elites have one thumb and a pinky fingers in this comic instead of two thumbs and two fingers.
This comic should never have been made. All this shit doesn't fit within halo at all, they're basically making it a boring fucking drama with boring "serious" characters instead of making any of them actually interesting or cool.
Another thing 343 SORELY lacks is great editing and impact within their cutscenes and campaign in general.
Check out the Halo Graphic Novel, it shits all over this stuff.
Also, I'm not the only one who has a problem with Spartan's being depicted as anything but autistic robo-people who struggle with social relationships outside of other Spartan's, right?
We need more halo shorts.
I should also point out that some time during the comic, they make a mistake and get Linda's and Kelly's roles swapped.
At least, I think it's this comic.
Never mind, it was literally this page >>292660627
Since these are supposed to be Chiefs last games, I think 343 is gonna try to set Locke up to be the protag in Future games since Halo is the microsoft flagship. I could see them trying to do another three games even though the series should be dead b that point.
WHY is this artist so fucking bad?
>MA5B has a standard weapon grip
>can even see the fucking groves on the rifle
>holding the rifle near the barrel aperture rather than on the weapon grip
This pisses me off so fucking much. My jimmies are rustling like the forest in the night under a squall.
God fucking damnit. This image is like an amalgamation of everything wrong with 343 Halo. A bunch of Spartans in the classic armor unceremoniously killed off for drama.
Well yes, but he wasn't an officer before. All the Spartan II's were NCO's until Kurt was chosen to train III's.
Technically speaking, a lowly Lieutenant can order Chief around. They'd be crazy to do so, but they can.
Ahh. Been a while since I read Ghosts of Onyx.
LOL. Ugliest art I've ever fucking seen. That middle panel with the 4 spartans just makes my eyes bleed.
Did the artist for this also do the Glimmer Rats graphic novel?
With Star Wars Battlefront looking less like the summit of a beautiful mountain we've wanted and more like a wall of dicks, I think Halo is prime for a Battlefront-esque title. Think about it...
>plenty of lore unexplored in vidya
>four armadas (Humanity, Covenant, Promethean, Flood)
>great Hero potential (summon Chief, ODST drop pods, Regret Glassing Beam, Didact Composition)
I've never needed anything more
>what is teleporting bullshit
It astounds me how retarded /v/ is when it comes to Halo lore. I don't like how 343 is handling it but people on this board like to complain about shit that was always there.
DIDACT'S ALIVE WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT.
SHOULD'VE BROUGHT SOMTHING STRONGER THAN A QUICK TIME EVENT TO FINISH HIM OFF, EH?
It may seem like I'm samefagging a lot but I just can't stop laughing at this hilariously bad art. Look at that first panel, oh man my lungs. It's like there was supposed to be a completely different comic for these backgrounds but it was cancelled and used for this new abomination, and all the artist did was scribble in some characters.
Issue 9. Part 2 of Captain King's adventures with Blue Team.
>It's not my fault that I'm retarded and like to criticize things I have no knowledge on
>So yeah, remember black team? Yeah we figured it wouldn't be fair to kill them off like that without giving you guys an explanation. So here, a little something just for you.
>Don't worry guys, trust us on this one. We believe we'll be able to give everyone a satisfactory explanation of Black Team heroics before they met their honourable death in the heat of battle.
>roman numerals on their visors
For what purpose?
>Four Spartans standing around in a single location doing nothing
>Believe me when I say that you will totally be satisfied with what we've come up with.
They're being written as if they are ODSTs and not SIIs.
343i and the graphic novelists they're hiring, are completely ignoring Halo: TFoR, The Flood, & First Strike novels and the idea that SIIs are in fact serious forces of nature on the battlefield.
And by writing them as ODSTs, they can be killed off willy nilly/convenience for plot.
>See, wasn't that completely satisfying?
And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
>take a nuke to the face
>travel through splipspace
>travel out of splipspace rupture
>travel through atmospheric reentry
>impact into the ground at terminal velocity
The only ONLY way I can see that happening is if 343i ignored everything but the one line in the book The Flood, where 343 Guilty Spark tells 117 that he's only wearing a class 2 combat skin and needs to be wearing a class 12 combat skin to fight against the flood.
Barring that, the survival of the Didact is complete bullshit and a deus ex machina level asspull.
FUCK 343 AND THEIR SHITTY FUCKING BULLSHIT
WHY DO I HAVE TO WATCH A FRANCHISE I LOVE GET DRAGGED OUT AND HUMILIATED LIKE THIS FOR YEARS TO COME
I'M SO MAD
THIS IS ALL AWFUL
4 WAS AWFUL. MCC WAS AWFUL. THIS COMIC IS POOR IN BOTH ART AND STORY. 5 IS GOING TO BE AWFUL
I MEAN I GUESS THE MERCY IS IT'S NOT GOING TO MAKE ME BUT A BONER BUT STILL
FUCK YOU 343
excuse the picture for midgets, i don't know how to expand it
How the fuck does Kelly NOT know what a forerunner portal system is. She, along with Blue Team traveled to a shield world via one through Onyx with Halsey.
What the fuck is wrong with this Halo canon. Why is shit being cherry picked out of convenience for the plot. God dammit, I'm so mad.
Yes, but come on. Bungie did a ton of QA and Halo: Bible cross referencing for all it's graphic novels. 343i is basically saying "here's a basic idea, make whatever the fuck you want; we're just gonna pay you to generate hype for our game."
That's disgusting. I'm shocked that someone would actually let this happen.
Why are they just standing in a line out in the open? They just found 4 fucking spartan's dead and walked through the hallway a nightmares and they don't even fucking care. Shit, even civilians would be spooked and be taking it slow with cover.
>see that which you fear... and attempt to kill it
But that's exactly what you're supposed to do. Literally, down to the last bit of instinct you have. If it scares the ever loving fuck out of you, kill it with fire.
>Grandmother bought master chief action figure after her grandson became a spartan
>showed it off to her friends on how her grandson is going to be like the great Chief
Not gonna lie, this made me a bit sad
>Blue Team suddenly has forerunner weapons
>all promethean units de-digitize upon destruction
That's it. I give up. I'm going to grab a beer and laugh until I can't laugh anymore.
What? They ran out of ammo and had slain Promethean weapons around. Just being practical.
I thought Didact intended to compose the human race to have a vast robot army to fight the Flood. Why the sudden shift to outright genocide?