Dark Horse and 343 Industries Explore the Origins of Atriox and The Banished
The first issue of Halo: Rise of Atriox finds Atriox, who is still a member of the massive alien collective known as the Covenant, leading his Brute brethren into an all-out assault on a UNSC outpost. Leader and creator of the Banished, Atriox is a fearsome warrior who rose to power by his charismatic personality and talent for shrewd strategic planning honed during his time serving as a member of the Covenant. Cullen Bunn composes this first issue, Claire Roe provides her gorgeous artistic skills to the Halo universe, Jeremy Colwell makes the illustrations pop with his gritty colors, and topping it all off is a breathtaking cover by Aleksi Briclot (The Art of Remember Me, Conan: Road of Kings).
To date, Dark Horse and 343 Industries have produced two blockbuster comic series with canonical story lines scripted by writers from the video game franchise: Halo: Initiation and Halo: Escalation. The partners also released the graphic novels Halo: Fall of Reach and Halo: Tales from Slipspace in 2016.
The first issue of Halo: Rise of Atriox goes on sale August 2, 2017, and is available for preorder on DarkHorse.com!