» SPARTAN-II BLUE TEAM: Back In Action
Hooray! I feel so relief that Blue survive this issue, and I'm glad to see them back in the field together. There are many complaints I have with the comic, but one thing I like was seeing the 3 S-II of Blue took on the Didact. Kelly's dodge and shot were awesome! And I guess Kelly was shown quite true to what we've known of her. She was expressive (just behind John in this issue, he had some nice 'lectures' there!) and very concern for John while on the ship too!
I know! I was so worried that something would happen to them, or that they’d be separated form the Chief so soon…but luckily that didn’t happen!
Unfortunately this story arc was also not the direct lead-in to ‘Halo 5’ I thought it would be (the official summaries were a little misleading about this), so a lot can still happen between the end of this last issue and the next game. So really I’m still unsure how to feel.
…I guess we’ll just have to continue to wait for more news.
Yeah the comic certainly has it’s problems; the rushed pace that left no time for character development and better story explanation is the main one, I think. Blue Team’s completely lackluster reunion was the perfect example of this. And the artwork was really inconsistent in regards to detail and quality (#9 had probably the best art and coloring of the three issues). Also some of the technical errors were just silly; Kelly and Linda getting switched, Fred’s name being spelled wrong, the distance of the effect of a Halo ring…come on, those are all really basic things that shouldn’t have been messed up.
But in spite of those things, the action was indeed pretty good throughout. It was nice to see Kelly’s speed being shown as a strong part of her fighting style. And yeah, her keeping close to the Chief and being his Blue-Two again, as well as her being the most expressive on the team was nice too. Naturally she’s the one who’s most worried about the Chief possibly not making it back to the ship. I’m sure she was loathe to leave him to face the Didact alone (she did just get him back after all) - but she also trusts him as her leader enough to believe in his plans and follow through with what she needs to do. That’s just one of the many things I love about their relationship.
…Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of our favorite Spartan-II team’s continuing adventures together!
Well the final issue of "The Last 72 Hours" is here…and really I’m still not sure what to think of everything that’s happened, and of the questions that remain. Instead of doing a liveblog of my reactions page-by-page this time though, I just decided to do a little write up summarizing some of my thoughts. I was just far too drained emotionally by my anxiety over what would happen to Blue Team to try and be clever with my commentary…
(Needless to say there will be spoilers.)
Just as before, I’ll be going over the issue and looking for panels that I could possibly use for edits. So hopefully I’ll be able to make a little something for you guys soon. In the meantime, if you’ve already read the issue yourself and want to talk about it, feel free to send me a message. :)
Halo » Book Trilogies
for my comic storytelling class our assignment was to tell a story in 9 panels and i chose to do Halo: Combat Evolved because i have no shame.