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Halo: A Fistful of Arrows 50 by LeviWasTaken Halo: A Fistful of Arrows 50 by LeviWasTaken
These four pages are a preview of what’s to come in the massive update that will conclude the story, hopefully coming later this month.

The whole comic can be read at Leviathan.Bungie.Org
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MLG420NOSCOPEBLAZEIT BY THE COVENANT CARRIER
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XxAsk-GayfeatherxX Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Is it just me or does that ship remind me of a gun from Halo, maybe a DMR without a scope
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Ah fuck.
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Nitrouspegasus Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
The covenant know how to camp in orbit. YEAH!
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L0RD-PRIDE Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
god dammit now why could this not have been in the campain
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ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
4th panel well looks like someone isn't having a good day
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MudSlinger077 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another one bites the dust
da, da, da
another one bites the dust
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Writetyper Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
2nd panel. Wow.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your sense of scale is just... Wow! :O
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I LOVE this page. :)
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Its incredibly epic. I bet it cost you like hell to did it the way you wanted. ;P
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QuickSilverswe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Imagen the wind force when that ship pushes by!
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It would be pretty amazing to witness!
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Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Damn Covenant!
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Emile-239 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
i draw a comic to. i will show it soon. it's a war manga comic
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Emile-239 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
do you know you have a jun's and halsey's lifes in yous hands ? it's to important for me and others fans of halo continue your great job .
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, no pressure!
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clem-master-janitor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This one page conveys the true hopelessness of the battle of Reach. A lone UNSC Frigate trying its damnedest to take as many with it in one last futile effort before striking soil. The way everyone just watches, emotions so distant, you know they've all seen too much of this battle as nothing is phasing them anymore.

I hope you know you triggered me to read "The Fall of Reach" to have a better understanding of everything going on in this comic after our last conversation (updated version, not the classic version). I must say now I'm more confused on the timetables of Reach than before reading that book in tandem with playing the game.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked this page - I've been waiting to do this one since I finished the last page of spaceship combat ages ago!

The Fall of Reach is an excellent book, and the latest edition of the updated version is pretty good - the changes from the original are barely noticeable, but very good for connecting it with the growth that the universe has experienced since its original publication date way back before Halo: Combat Evolved was even released.

But yes, the time table of the actual fall of Reach is definitely the most confusing part - a lot of fans complained (and are still ranting about it, hah) when Bungie 'expanded' the timetable with their latest game by throwing in secret invasions, minor skirmishes, etc. leading up to the final day of the invasion. The book now has a page in the Adjunct section explaining how 'Winter Contingency' basically made the original Covenant fleet's skirmishes a secret so that such an important planet could keep functioning. Also, Halsey's Journal that was included with the Halo: Reach Limited Edition did some cool things to bridge the book and the game (the journal was written by the Eric Nylund too).

If you look up the battle at Halopedia, you can see how fans have figured out how these timetables worked together. Ultimately, both the book and the game end with the last day being August 30th, when this comic takes place.
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clem-master-janitor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The main gripe with how the Fall of Reach works and the universe has expanded (Cole Protocol, Contact Harvest, Halo Wars, and Legends) is when I read that ONI hadn't confirmed contact with the 'elite' class until the mission on the space dock to wipe the NAV data. All the Spartan IIs having never ran into them (though Gray Team makes sense as they're pretty much independent of the standard units) until that moment seems completely naive considering how often it's shown they're fighting them in the newer fiction. Then again, considering the rate of slaughter on the UNSC, I suppose it's rare that any first hand accounts of the Elites survive.

Brute power armor rant is for another time. Damn you Contact Harvest for giving them the armor that appears in H3 but taking it away for H2 and Reach. Now I'm all confused. Damn chaotic intel.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The updated edition of Fall of Reach, at least the copy I have, actually changes the wording in the first encounter with the Elite on Gamma Station. The Elite is no longer a 'new encounter', and all they did was change a few words. The Adjunct section even refers to an interrogation (seen briefly in Halo Wars: Genesis) with an Elite by Admiral Cole way back in 2530. :)
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clem-master-janitor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Was that confirmed to be an Elite? I was wondering as they just say the alien prisoner and never really give an identifying description to say it wasn't a Brute or a Prophet. I always assumed that was what it was, an Elite. Then again I tore through Fall of Reach in two sittings so I wouldn't doubt I missed a few things. Maybe going hunting will be an excellent excuse to re-read The Flood and First Strike (updated version) and dive into Cryptum. Think I spelled that right?
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure if they specify it in the Adjunct, but the prisoner's number corresponds to the number of the Elite prisoner seen (with some of the same dialogue) in Halo Wars: Genesis. It was a nice touch!
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clem-master-janitor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I missed my chance to read that. I was extremely reluctant to buy Halo Wars, let alone the special edition, as I am terrible at RTSs. I bought it dirt cheap and am very much on the fence if I like RTS games still. Might have to hunt down a copy to read just to catch up on the missing bits of the story.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually one of the better 'comic' style stories we have for Halo. There's a few weird art choices, mostly with a one particular Covenant 'blob' ship.... BUT other than that, Phil Noto does a great job overall with the visuals. I love his style.

Halo Wars is kind of a weird hybrid. It's an action-RTS, and I enjoy playing AI skirmishes on it to relax and wind down sometimes, but it didn't really capture the same interests I had with more traditional RTSs like Battle for Middle Earth and Age of Empires.

The Genesis graphic novel made me like the campaign a lot more though, and really made it feel the game was a part of the Halo universe proper. So I'd definitely recommend finding a way to read it.
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hersheysluv Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw the first panel and was like "HOLY CRAP! ... That's a tall mountain."

Anyways, this page is probably one of my favourites from the entire comic. It so full of action! Awesome job! :thumbsup:
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad everyone seems to like this page - it was a lot of fun to make. :)
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Tijl-indeavor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
HOLY CRAP! this has to be one of the coolest pages so far. It's so dynamic and full of action, and June looks freakin bad-ass in this one, even though he's just standing. That's how awesome he is.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, he IS pretty cool.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He has a gift for understatement. ;) Great work, especially on the ships!
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! One of my favorite things in Halo. :)
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Drakesoldier067 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
The first panel is amazing with all of the detail work. A very well done page that's another of my favs
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, one of my favorites as well.
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IncarnateFirefly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it says "Forlorn Bell"...
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Correct! :)
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What's the name of the Frigate?
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
As Xij29y6 pointed out, its name is Forlorn Bell.

the inspiration: [link]
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I would have preffered the Tanhausser's Gate.
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's.... not good. Serious understatment that makes me both laugh and glare.
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Firerwolf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's not good, but it is pretty.
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Heh. :D
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HappyHyperHoneydukes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And the award for understatement of the century goes too...!
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Jun? Or Me? Just give it to me, I'll give it to Jun.
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HappyHyperHoneydukes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll give it to you! I'm scared around tall people.
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Persistent Bastards x3
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RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
when I saw this page, I fell off my chair. >,<

Jeeze. Every flippin' panel looks like concept art. How do you do that? How do you even have the patience for such detail?
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure, heh. There's definitely not always a lot of... 'joy' involved in the process. I mean I love art... but it's definitely a lot of real work. My back and my eyes can definitely feel it when I finally stop for the day.

Maybe someday I can get a fancy monitor you can draw on and it will go a lot quicker...

But this page was definitely worth it - very proud of this one!
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RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I hear you on eyes. I draw a lot on the comp, then I also play a lot on the tv, and then I do a lot of homework on the comp. That's a lot of time looking at a screen. >_<

XD That would be awesome. I saw some of those at an electronics store. Sooooo expensive. D=

You should be!
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LeviWasTaken Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah. When I take a break from staring at a screen for hours... I go stare at a different screen! :D

And yeah those Cintiq things are ridiculously expensive. One of the reasons I'd like to work IN a studio: access to all their toys!
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RoxyRoo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
XD
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