“Brute chief, Jovus, believes himself the most dangerous brute in the galaxy. But Atriox’s fearsome legend has reached even the most distant UNSC outpost. When the two brutes come face to face, their clash shapes the future of the Banished.”
Well, here we are… the final issue of Halo: Rise of Atriox has released, heralding not only the end of this anthology series but also the conclusion of the Halo Wars 2 ‘period’ of fiction – which has spanned the last year.
It’s a bittersweet moment because we’re facing another Great Lore Drought this year, the likes of which have not occurred since 2013, and it’s sad to see this series end…
But it was an end worth waiting for, as this final issue truly consolidates Rise of Atriox as the best Halo comic series since 2009/10’s Helljumper and Blood Line.
Rise of Atriox is a triumphant crescendo of important lessons having been learned from the last couple of years of Halo’s storytelling in the comic format; the result is a truly delightful origin story for a character and faction I find myself only wanting to see more of. Continue reading