The Halo universe is already a bustling, densely packed collection of lore, stories, games, and fanfic. Comic book publisher Dark Horse has revealed that the extensive constellation of Halo lore is about to grow bigger, thanks to a new graphic novel anthology.
Called Halo: Tales from Slipspace, the recently announced upcoming anthology will feature stories by prominent comic artists and writers. And of course, Tales from Slipspace will also include material from Frank “Halo Godfather Himself” O’Connor, as well as Tyler Jeffers, Franchise Producer with 343 Industries.
Additional credits on Tales from Slipspace include such major names as comic artist Jonathan Wayshak, science fiction writer Alex Irvine, and John Jackson Miller, perhaps best known for his work writing the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novel series.
The Halo series has been spawning spinoff works and expanded universe-style lore almost since its inception. The first Halo novel, Halo: The Fall of Reach, was actually released two weeks in advance of the seminal Halo: Combat Evolved. The Fall of Reach tells the story of the Halo universe prior to the events of the first game, explaining in detail the origins of the war with long-running series protagonist The Covenant and detailing the loss of the Human colony world Reach. This is a major event in the series lore, though it’s only ever mentioned obliquely in games, not being directly represented until 2010’s Halo: Reach, the last Halo game developed by Bungie Studios before passing the torch to 343.
According to Amazon, Halo: Tales from Slipspace will be released October 25, 2016 as a hardcover for $19.99.