I was pretty excited when I found out about the upcoming Halo: Initiation series from Dark Horse Comics, especially when I found out that the series would focus on Sarah Palmer, a fully-clothed, sensibly-armored woman in comics. Check out my review of the first issue.
Halo: Initiation #1 tells the origin story of Sarah Palmer and the Spartan-IV program. Halo: Initiation #2 takes place right after Palmer’s surgery, as she and the other Spartans adjust to their new strength.
It honestly felt like a filler episode, with lots of call-outs to the game but not much action until the last few pages. The deformed human faces are still bugging me, but the space ship looked awesome.
The UNSC Infinity, the UNSC’s newest and most sophisticated flagship, proves to be a tempting target for a group of insurgents. It’s up to Sarah Palmer and a bunch of rookie Spartans to defend Infinity, but are they up to the task?
[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]