Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

Halo: Helljumper Issue One is the first of the five issues of Helljumpers limited comic book series. It was released on July 22, 2009.[1] The picture shown to the right is the cover of Issue #1, featuring Cpl. Taylor H. "Dutch" Miles, with LCpl Kojo "Romeo" Agu close behind him.

Official Marvel Summary[]

NEW STORY! NEW CREATIVE TEAM! Comics legend Peter David and up-and-coming artist Eric Nguyen bring a whole new HALO story to life! When the colony planet Ariel sends out a mysterious distress signal, it’s up to the UNSC’s elite, highly skilled special-ops Marines, the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th, to find out what’s happening. Also known as ODSTs or “Helljumpers,” these soldiers are some of the toughest in the galaxy…and some of the roughest as well. When the distress signal comes, two Helljumpers will find themselves at the center of the mystery on Ariel, and before it’s resolved, they’ll have to put their friendship and their lives on the line…

Detailed Summary[]

The story begins at an ODST drop above the planet Ariel. The narrator, Romeo, talks about how they are always alone. It then jumps back in time to an archaeological colony on the surface of the planet, where a doomed researcher escapes a deadly Covenant attack on the surface, stammering inside a structure to call for help.

Meanwhile on the UNSC frigate, Romeo and another Marine talk about the Spartan project, and how stories about them are fake. One of the stories was when John-117 was young, just after the augmentation on the UNSC Atlas, he was bullied into fighting with four other ODST's and killed every one of them. As the story stops Romeo and a Marine named Brimley get into a fight, but it is soon broken up by Dutch. Their superior officer, Master Sergeant Frost, confines Romeo and Dutch to their quarters because of the fight, and the story then jumps back to the fight on Ariel as the narrator talks about how Dutch and wife, Gretchen, met, and shows Dutch viewing a recorded video message from her. The scene cuts to the ODST squad who have now landed on Ariel and they find that the area is desolate, with no signs of bodies left. They find one lone civilian body but he was killed by natural causes. It then concludes with Romeo questioning the loneliness of the planet, and the words "To Be Continued..." at the bottom of the page.

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Preceded by
Halo: Helljumper comic series
Issue 1
Succeeded by
Issue 2