News just released about a Halo 2 comic book Marvel Comics, Bungie Studios, and Microsoft Game Studios are pleased to announce the creation of the Halo Graphic Novel. The Halo Graphic Novel (HGN) is an all-new hardcover anthology, consisting of one lengthy story and three shorter stories set within the Halo universe---all adding to the Halo mythos. In addition, there will be a collection of gallery pages featuring Halo inspired artwork from a variety of artists. By joining forces with an experienced industry veteran Marvel as the publisher and recruiting some of the comic industry's most talented artists and writers, Bungie Studios hopes not only to expand upon the incredibly popular Halo story line but also to raise the bar and set a new standard for what a graphic novel can and should be.
Fans of Halo and newcomers alike can get a taste of what this groundbreaking graphic novel has in store for them 6 weeks early! A 16-page, full-color Halo Preview comic will arrive in stores May 31st available for only $.99. A full color Halo poster showcasing the Phil Hale cover of the graphic novel will be in stores 6/28.
The Halo franchise, which includes Halo Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo for Windows, has sold over 14 million copies worldwide. In 2004, Halo 2 broke video game industry sales records by grossing over $125 million within its first 24 hours of release. Halo: First Strike, Halo: Fall of the Reach, and Halo: The Flood prose novels have each sold over 400,000 copies worldwide since first printing.