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The Halo Uprising series was announced at the NY Comicon 2007. The comic fills the gap between Halo 2 and Halo 3, explaining how the Master Chief got to Earth.

Halo: Uprising


Brian Michael Bendis


Marvel Comics

Date Released:

Issue #1: August 22,2007

Issue #2:

November 21,2007

Issue #3:

August 18,2008

Issue #4:

April 15,2009


4 Books, 40 pages each


Limited Series


The first issue was pushed back for an unknown reason from July 18, 2007 to August 22, 2007. It is said that its delay was due to a last minute change in Halo 3's plot, and it was decided that Halo: Uprising needed reworking. The Halo Uprising series is a 40 page, 4 issue, comic series, with full color that is meant to bridge the gap between Halo 2 and Halo 3. The comic book series is published by Marvel Comics. All release dates are to be considered highly tentative and delays are highly probable. Issue #1 of Halo Uprising sold out in less than 24 hours.[1] Due to its popularity they have become rare and are selling in comic book stores for anywhere from $7.00 to $12.00. Graded copies are priced at $65.00 on A second edition was also printed. It has a black-and-white cover but the inside contents are in color.

Issue #2's release was put off for nearly 3 months. It was finally released on November 21, 2007.

Issue #3, after being delayed for nearly a year, was finally released on August 13, 2008.

Issue #4 has also been delayed several times and was finally released on April 15, 2009.

A hard cover edition went on sale on June 5, 2009.


Issue 1

Official Marvel Summary: The Eisner Award-winning team of superscribe Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Alex Maleev unleash an epic story of mankind's struggle against the alien thr
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Issue #1


Issue #2

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Issue #3

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Issue #4

at of the Covenant. Picking up from the conclusion of blockbuster video game Halo 2, the must-read issue reveals how the Master Chief, while on board a hostile ship headed towards Earth, is battling against Covenant forces! Intertwined with Master Chief's interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city's rebellion and downfall, two desperate lives' collision and shared fate, and the Covenant's hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Read this debut issue to start the journey into the Halo universe!

Issue 2

Official Marvel Summary: The Eisner Award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev unveil a new chapter in the Halo mythos. Master Chief is captured and interrogated by Covenant forces. While back on Earth, a star-crossed human couple tries to stay alive as every single thing they hold dear is taken from them. Earth is falling to alien invaders, and no one knows what or where the mysterious artifact known as “the Key” is. The human race is at the brink of destruction---can the bravery of a few turn the tide?

Issue 3

Official Marvel Summary: The Earth is burning!!! Humans are running for their lives, caught in a war they did not start. How can two star-crossed lovers find their way to happiness when everything and everyone they knew is being destroyed around them?? And will the Master Chief discover the mysterious “key” that could end the war in time to save what is left of humanity?

Issue 4

Official Marvel Summary: Here it is—the blistering conclusion to HALO: UPRISING the story that connects the video games: Halo 2 and Halo 3. Find out where Master Chief has been and where he is going, before you pick up an Xbox 360 controller and finish the fight. Meanwhile, Earth is under siege—the human resistance is faced with impossible odds with no hope in sight against the overwhelming Covenant forces. Be there to see the event that may turn the tide of the entire war. From the creative collaboration of the Eisner Award-winning creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (New Avengers, Daredevil) comes the final issue of this explosive interstellar epic arc!


  • Alex Maleev - Covers, Penciling, Inking.
  • Matt Hollingsworth - Coloring.
  • Chris Eliopoulos - Lettering.
  • Brian Michael Bendis - Author.


Due to a last minute change in a major plot point of Halo 3 by Bungie Studios, it was decided that the plot for Halo: Uprising needed reworking. However, due to writer Brian Michael Bendis' concurrent work on the "Secret Invasion" series, the release of all issues of Halo: Uprising was pushed back. Issue #1's original date of August 15, 2007 was pushed back a week to August 22, 2007, which was met. #2's original date of August 29, 2007 was pushed back a couple times and released on November 21, 2007. #3 was originally slated for a September 26, 2007 release but has been pushed back around ten times to its current expected release of August 13, 2008. #4 had also seen a similar number of delays from its original October 31, 2007 release, and was finally released on April 15, 2009.

Hardcover EditionEdit

On June 5 Marvel Comics released a hardcover version of Halo: Uprising which includes Halo: Uprising Issues #1 to #4 along with Marvel Spotlight: Halo, a series of interviews with the team who worked on Halo: Uprising and the team from Bungie who helped with the comics production.


  • All the covers of the Uprising comics show Master Chief on Earth, but in all of the comics he is still in the Forerunner Dreadnaught.


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