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Halo: Uprising Issue Three is one of the Halo: Uprising series that, although delayed, was released on August 13, 2008. It is the third of four in the series of comics.

Official Marvel Summary Edit

Official Marvel Summary: The Earth is burning!!! Humans are running for their lives, caught in a war they did not start. How can two star-crossed lovers find their way to happiness when everything and everyone they knew is being destroyed around them?? And will John-117 discover the mysterious “key” that could end the war in time to save what is left of humanity?

Detailed SummaryEdit

The "Key of Osanalan" is revealed to be a fictional object made up by Ruwan Ackerson, and his brother, James Ackerson when they were kids. Colonel Ackerson spoke of the "key" and divulged this false information in order to prevent the Covenant from destroying Cleveland, where Ruwan resided. In response, Covenant forces forcibly assembled nearly all of Cleveland's inhabitants into a stadium for questioning about the Key. Ruwan and Myra are saved by a team of Marines and escape the city in a Pelican, where they tell the Marines what the Key of Osanalan is.

Meanwhile, John-117 is found by a Jackal and shot. He falls many stories before landing in front of a procession of Brutes guarding the prophet. Truth escapes and John is left to fight dozens of Covenant. He kills them all and starts to find a way off the Forerunner Dreadnought.

Credits Edit

  • Alex Maleev - Penciling, Inking, and Coloring.
  • Chris Eliopoulos - Lettering.
  • Brian Micheal Bendis -Author.


  • The Gravity Hammer Master Chief is holding on the cover is deactivated, since the Hammer is not emitting its characteristic blue glow. This likely means that at some point in the battle with the Covenant forces now lying dead at his feet the Hammer ran out of power and he was forced to use it simply as a bludgeon.
  • In this issue the Brute Lepidus is seen again.
  • The room in which John-117 kills a whole pack of Brutes is identical to the Covenant Council Chamber. It is possible that another one was built inside the Forerunner Dreadnaught for religious and ceremonial reasons.

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Preceded by
Issue 2
Halo: Uprising comic series
Issue 3
Succeeded by
Issue 4

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