After almost a year of delays, Halo Uprising #4 has finally hit store shelves. Who would of thought that a comic series with the Halo name stamped on it would suffer so many delays and after all this time, such a lackluster finish…
Halo Uprising is a four issue mini series that was suppose to bridge the gap between Halo 2 and Halo 3 and give Halo players some insight on what was going on during that period. What we get is a sappy love story about about a coward and a pop singer and a key that could change to face of the universe. The big plot shock: that key turns out to never exist in the first place. Oh yeah, the comic also has a few panels of Master Chief kicking ass, we have to have those.
Issue 4 kicks off with more sappy love story crap,a high-ranking official yelling at the coward, the coward taking a dangerous mission and in the end blowing a covenant ship to holy hell. If this sounds even remotely interesting, its not. The artwork itself is pretty cool, but the story just pretty much falls flat on its face. For a comic mini-series that ran for two years and only produced four issues, there’s no excuse that there wasn’t enough time to make this thing awesome. Most Halo fans should skip it unless they lack the final piece of the puzzle to a let down of a series.
Issues 4 rating: 1 out of 5 stars.
Halo Uprising mini-series review: 2 out of 5 stars.