Dark Horse to publish a Halo 4 comic series

Dark Horse Comics will publish a comic series based on the storyline introduced in Halo 4, Wired reports.

Halo 4 director Frank O'Connor confirmed separately with Polygon that such a comic is in the works, saying: "Yes, I can confirm that we are working on a Halo comic book series with Dark Horse, and we'll have more details at the panel tomorrow." The panel he refers to is titled The Art of Video Games and will be held at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.

Wired reports that the comic series is titled Halo: Escalation and is due to release Dec. 11 this year. Halo 4's leader writer, Chris Schlerf, is said to be penning the series, while art for the first three issues will be created by Omar Francia, who is best known for his work on the comic adaptations of Mass Effect and Star Wars. Dragon Age comic artist Anthony Palumbo will be illustrating the covers.

Dark Horse Comics announced earlier this year that it would launch a Halo comic this August titled Halo: Intitiation. The miniseries will focus on Sarah Palmer, a super-soldier defending humanity as part of the Spartan-IV program. The first issue is due to release Aug. 14.

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