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Halo: Blood Line
Title : Halo: Blood Line
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ISBN : 9780785140221
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 120

Based on the Best-Selling X-Box game! Blood Line is the top-secret unconventional warfare unit of the United Nations Space Command's Office of Naval Intelligence, engaging in sabotage and assassination missions deep inside Covenant space. But when this quartet of super-soldiers is shot down over a desolate moon along with a Covenant crusier, humans and aliens will have toBased on the Best-Selling X-Box game! Blood Line is the top-secret unconventional warfare unit of the United Nations Space Command's Office of Naval Intelligence, engaging in sabotage and assassination missions deep inside Covenant space. But when this quartet of super-soldiers is shot down over a desolate moon along with a Covenant crusier, humans and aliens will have to forge an uneasy alliance against a common foe before an eons-old threat destroys them both! Collects Halo: Blood Line #1-5.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/28/2010Pages: 120


Halo: Blood Line Reviews

  • Ethan Bryan

    Overall I really liked this book. The storyline is a group of spartans crashed their ship and get lost and see some covenant. The spartans follow the covenant and watch them. Soon after than a Forerunner creature comes and captures the spartans and the covenant. After a while they are released in a prison but the spartans escape and roam around . Soon they bump into more covenant a group of elites grunts and hunters. Both of them know that they will struggle to escape so they truce the spartans [...]

  • Andrew

    I picked this up on a whim because I had a Barnes & Noble gift card and am a pretty big Halo fan. Overall I enjoyed the story, but found it somewhat lacking.There were many attempts to give the characters depth, but they still felt very flat and archetypal to me. The AI, Iona, was by far the most interesting character, and even she saw very little development. Perhaps it is the nature of the five-comic graphic novel that didn't allow for much exposition, but compared to other Halo works, it [...]

  • Kay M

    As a fan of the Halo series having played numerous games in the series, I was pretty intrigued how this comic was going to fit in the already vast lore. From the beginning it was certainly action packed and suspenseful, however as the story progressed at some stages I had a confused expression on my face while saying "What the fuck?" out loud.The first two chapters had to be my favourite out of all of the comic, purely because of the mystery aspect. Both UNSC and Covenant forces receive a messag [...]

  • Jacob

    This is actually a very good halo comic created by marvel. To be honest the story about a group of spartan crash landing on a forerunner world and being attacked by a crazy Ai and they have to work with the covenant is fantastic. in the end we see a band of heroes beating the invading covenant forces who crashed on the planet. Thanks marvel for making a good halo comic!

  • Liara PvO

    Actually a pretty interesting expansion of the Halo universe. Not so much in terms of setting but in terms of (relative) emotional depth. Though the decision to make Black Team basically nameless, faceless and identical did not particularly simplify the reading experience.

  • Andy Parkes

    Very enjoyable, short halo story, excellent artwork. what's not to like?

  • Iantony

    The third Haloverse graphic novel that I bought and read after Halo Graphic Novel and Halo: Uprising, sadly, this one is the worst.The art was so so and unappealing at best. The story could be better, it featured SPARTAN Black Team, secretive spec ops squad among elites, etc. It failed to deliver the same impact as the previous two graphic novels I read, the story was so damn shallow overall. I know that video game related publications such as this are meant to improve your video game experience [...]

  • zxvasdf

    If I were a bigger fan of Halo, I might love this book. Otherwise, it's an beautifully drawn muddle about brotherhood in times of chaos, and impossible troops faced with impossible situations. I thought the scene where the troops and the Covenant soldiers were forced to corroborate towards a mutual gain, despite their hatred for each other, was especially poignant because it surfaces the homogeneous nature of consciousness. As we are divided by race today, perhaps someday our races unite to divi [...]

  • Zach

    The artwork has some nice moments but nothing really spectacular or innovative. The story is painfully shallow. Nothing interesting happens except for the downplayed ending. The ending is dense and yet still underwhelming. Kind of a "then he turned into a bird and the world blew up" sort of ending. After the awesome work (especially the unbelievable and boldly styled visuals) in the Halo Graphic Novel, this is a sad offering. At least it's very short.

  • Trey

    I found the story to be deeper than I expected. It primarily dealt with the theme of how beliefs influence action, which surprised me when the catalog copy focused only on the family dynamic of teams. Much of the art reminded me of the '90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles graphic novels, which gave the book bonus points for nostalgia.

  • Gary

    I love reading the books based on the video games I play. I love to read more of the story that surrounds the game and this is one of those books. I really liked the fact that this was also a graphic novel.

  • Michael

    It's good to see Spartans and Covenant come together and hate each other on a more personal level.

  • Justin

    Great short story! Adds depth to the characters and their history. It was an interesting take on the more personal side of a group of Spartans.

  • Lee Houghton

    Awesome, just need the rest! such a Halo nerd