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Halo: Escalation is an ongoing[5] comic book series produced by Dark Horse Comics. It will cover "how the events of Halo 4 have helped define the destiny not only of the Chief but of the galaxy as a whole."[6]

IssuesEdit

Issue 1Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 1

Official summary:

“
The UNSC flagship Infinity is assigned escort duty for a diplomatic mission between the Arbiter and a powerful chieftain of the Brute tribes—but when a rogue Covenant group attacks, it's going to take all the firepower the Spartans have to keep the delegates alive![7]
”



Issue 2Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 2

Official summary:

“
As Sarah Palmer fights to get the Arbiter and the Jiralhanae Ambassador to safety, Captain Lasky sneaks behind enemy lines to reestablish communications with the UNSC Infinity. Their plans for escape are jeopardized, however, by a turncoat in their midst!
”



Issue 3Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 3

Official summary:[8]

“
Commander Palmer confronts the traitor who has betrayed her team, as the Covenant closes in on their position. With time running out, Lasky is forced to make a costly sacrifice to save the peace delegation from the impending attack.
”



Issue 4Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 4

Official summary:[9]

“
The UNSC Infinity is ambushed by an unexpected enemy while on a mission to rescue a damaged civilian freighter. Across the galaxy, an undercover Lasky enlists the help of an old friend in rooting out a spy inside the UNSC.
”



Issue 5Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 5

Official summary:[10]

“
Missing for thirty years, a legendary UNSC warship is discovered deep behind enemy lines. As Infinity plans a rescue mission, however, Admiral Hood’s past with the ship’s captain threatens to jeopardize the mission. The investigation into the UNSC saboteur continues as the journalist infiltrates a Sangheili holy land in search of answers.
”



Issue 6Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 6

Official summary:[11]

“
The saga of Halo Wars enters the modern age as Infinity struggles to liberate the long-lost Spirit of Fire from the deadly Vata 'Gajat. Meanwhile, Petra's search for the identity of Infinity's spy could result in her death. The Halo universe is on the brink of a new galactic war!
”



Issue 7Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 7

Official summary:[12]

“
“The Fall of New Phoenix” — eight months ago, an attack on Earth left seven million dead, including the family of Spartan Gabriel Thorne. Today the city has been opened from quarantine, and Thorne is going home to see what’s left... and what it has to do with the Master Chief.
”



Issue 8 - "The Next 72 Hours, Part 1"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 8

Official summary:[13]

“
The Master Chief returns in “The Next 72 Hours: Part 1”! After defeating the Didact, John-117 joined the crew of Infinity... but why did he leave? The mystery begins here. Halo® lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) reveals the secret events that immediately follow the end of Halo 4.
”



Issue 9 - "The Next 72 Hours, Part 2"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 9

Official summary:[14]

“
In the days following the events of Halo 4, the Master Chief faced one of his greatest challenges. Halo® lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) takes the Master Chief from the fires of Halo 4 to the pages of Escalation in “The Next 72 Hours” Part 2!
”



Issue 10 - "The Next 72 Hours, Part 3"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 10

Official summary:[15]

“
The Master Chief returns in "The Next 72 Hours" Part 3! What happened to the Master Chief immediately following the events of Halo 4, and what do those events mean for the future of the crew on the UNSC Infinity? Halo lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) and Ricardo Sánchez reveal all in the thrilling conclusion to this Halo event!
”



Issue 11 - "Exposure, Part 1"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 11

Official summary[16]

“
Spartans Ray and Thorne set out on a secret mission to uncover the origin of a monstrous new bioweapon... but is it too late to prevent total catastrophe? Halo lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel), Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), and Ricardo Sánchez (Green Arrow) team up to present one of the most dangerous Spartan ops yet!
”



Issue 12 - "Exposure, Part 2"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 12

Official summary[17]

“
“Exposure” part 2—Disaster looms as Spartans Ray and Thorne race against time to track down a mysterious new weapon of mass destruction. Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot) and Ricardo Sánchez (Green Arrow) bring you the stunning conclusion of another action-packed chapter of the Halo saga!
”



Issue 13Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 13

Official summary

“
Requiem has been destroyed, but the real war between Commander Sarah Palmer’s Spartans and Jul 'Mdama's New Covenant is just beginning... and everything hinges on control of one all-powerful artifact. Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot) and Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel) team up for an all-new chapter of the Halo saga and a great jumping-on point for new readers![18]
”



Issue 14Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 14

Official summary

“
The brilliant but obsessed Dr. Catherine Halsey has allied herself with fanatical Covenant commander Jul 'Mdama... and now a deadly reckoning awaits the UNSC Infinity. The thrilling sequel to Halo 4's Spartan Ops continues in this four-part story by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot), and Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel)![19]
”



Issue 15Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 15

Official summary

“
On a treacherous planet, the UNSC Infinity battles the bloodthirsty Covenant for control of the Janus Key — and the Forerunner empire's secrets... The action-packed sequel to Halo 4's Spartan Ops continues! Story by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre, Bloodshot), art by Sergio Ariño (Ms. Marvel)![20]
”



Issue 16Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 16

Official summary

“
It's total war as Dr. Catherine Halsey and Covenant Commander Jul 'Mdama launch their final assault to regain control of the all-powerful Forerunner Janus Key. The thrilling Halo saga continues in this ongoing Halo 4 story by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).[21]
”



Issue 17 - "The Glass Horizon, Part 1"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 17

Official summary

“
“The Glass Horizon” part 1: An action-packed survival tale on the treacherous and barren glasslands of a Covenant-ravaged colony world... and a Spartan-IV’s mysterious origin revealed in this two-part thriller by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).[22]
”



Issue 18 - "The Glass Horizon, Part 2"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 18

Official summary

“
“The Glass Horizon” part 2: On a Covenant-ravaged colony world, past and present converge for a tenacious young soldier on a high-risk search-and-rescue mission—the gritty conclusion to another chapter of the Halo saga by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).[23]
”



Issue 19 - "The Absolute Record, Part 1"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 19

Official Summary

“
An unexpected ally joins a team of Spartans for a dangerous operation—a secret mission into a hidden Forerunner world where the mysterious site known as the Absolute Record awaits! The thrilling sequel to Halo® 4’s Spartan Ops continues from Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Ian Richardson (Noble Causes).[24]
”



Issue 20 - "The Absolute Record, Part 2"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 20

Official Summary

“
“The Absolute Record” part 2—Operation: ATHENA is underway and there is no turning back. Will Commander Palmer’s team survive the treacherous journey into an ancient vault of Forerunner secrets? The thrilling sequel to Halo® 4’s Spartan Ops continues from Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Ian Richardson (Noble Causes).[25]
”



Issue 21 - "The Absolute Record, Part 3"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 21
“
“The Absolute Record” part 3 — As Commander Palmer's Spartan team battles toward the core of the Absolute Record, a powerful new combatant enters the fray! The next chapter of the Halo saga continues here in this epic six-part sequel to Spartan Ops and The Janus Key.[26]
”



Issue 22 - "The Absolute Record, Part 4"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 22
“
"The Absolute Record" Part 4 — On a hidden world, Spartan Commander Palmer and the fugitive Dr. Catherine Halsey go head to head for control over the ultimate trove of Forerunner secrets. The six-part sequel to Spartan Ops ratchets up to its explosive conclusion in this thrilling issue by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).[27]
”



Issue 23 - "The Absolute Record, Part 5"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 23
“
“The Absolute Record” part 5 — The penultimate chapter of the battle for the Absolute Record... and the future of mankind! The epic six-part sequel to Spartan Ops continues here in this must-read issue by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).[28]
”



Issue 24 - "The Absolute Record, Part 6"Edit

Main article: Halo: Escalation Issue 24
“
"The Absolute Record: Part 6" — The fugitive Dr. Catherine Halsey makes her final, defiant stand against Spartan Commander Palmer in the explosive conclusion of this epic six-part chapter of the Halo® saga by Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) and Douglas Franchin (Person of Interest).[29]
”



AppearancesEdit

CharactersEdit

SpeciesEdit

OrganizationsEdit

LocationsEdit

EventsEdit

VehiclesEdit

WeaponsEdit

TechnologyEdit

MistakesEdit

  • In some shots of Issue 1, Kig-Yar are seen with four fingers instead of three.
  • In Issue 1, the visor color of the Spartan with War Master armor is orange, but in Issue 2, it is blue.

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Amazon.com - Halo: Escalation Volume 1
  2. Amazon.com - Halo: Escalation Volume 2
  3. Amazon.com - Halo: Escalation Volume 3
  4. Amazon.com - Halo: Escalation Volume 4
  5. pbs.twimg.com - Halo: Escalation Giveaway
  6. Wired.com: Dark Horse Will Turn World of Halo 4 Into Ongoing Comic Series
  7. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for December, 2013
  8. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comic Solicitations for February 2014
  9. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comic Solicitations for March 2014
  10. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comic Solicitations for April 2014
  11. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comic Solicitations for May 2014
  12. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comic Solicitations for June 2014
  13. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comic Solicitations for July 2014
  14. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comic Solicitations for August 2014
  15. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comic Solicitations for September 2014
  16. PREVIEWSworld: Halo: Escalation #11
  17. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comics November 2014 Solicitations
  18. Comic Book Resources - Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for December 2014
  19. Comic Book Resources - Dark Horse Comics Solicitation January 2015
  20. Comic Book Resources - Dark Horse Comics February 2015 Solicitations
  21. Comic Book Resources: Dark Horse Comics March 2015 Solicitations
  22. Comic Book Solicitations: Dark Horse Comics
  23. Comic Book Solicitations: Dark Horse Comics
  24. Halo Escalation 19
  25. Halo Escalation
  26. Comic Book Solicitations - Dark Horse Comics August 2015
  27. Comic Book Solicitations: Dark Horse Comics September 2015 Solicitations
  28. Comic Book Solicitations: Dark Horse Comics October 2015 Solicitations
  29. Dark Horse Comics: Dark Horse Comics November 2015 Solicitations



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