Helljumpers

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Our Review

Halo: Helljumpers is really a great graphic novel. Although a lot of the extended Halo franchise is good there has also been a lot I have not like, that seemed to be riding on the success of the video games. Helljumper however is a good comic. A few minor flaws exist but it was still a fun read.

The best part of the graphic novel is the comedic banter between the two main characters. It’s not too cliché or dry. It does a surprisingly good job of fleshing out the characters instead of making them shallow. Also the artwork is appropriately dark and gritty. The sketch work and shadowing are skillfully done, though I think a little more color would have been nice.

The only small issue I was able to find with the graphic novel was the fact that it was difficult to distinguish between the ODSTs due to the fact that they each wear near identical armor. This is where a little extra color and diversity would come in handy. As it is, much appears monotone and dull.

Overall, however, I really enjoyed reading this particular graphic novel. So far it’s one of my favorite literary installments in the Halo franchise.