October 2559. It has been a year since the renegade artificial intelligence
Cortana issued a galaxy-wide ultimatum, subjecting many worlds to martial law
under the indomitable grip of her Forerunner weapons. Outside her view, the
members of Blue Team – John-117, the Master Chief; Fred-104; Kelly-087; and
Linda-058 – are assigned from the UNSC Infinity to make a covert insertion
onto the ravaged planet Reach.
Their former home and training ground – and the site of humanity's most
cataclysmic military defeat near the end of the Covenant War – Reach still
hides myriad secrets after all these years. Blue Team's mission is to penetrate
the rubble-filled depths of CASTLE Base and recover top-secret assets locked
away in Dr. Catherine Halsey's abandoned laboratory – assets which may prove
to assets locked away in Dr. Catherine Halsey's abandoned laboratory –
assets which may prove to be humanity's last hope against Cortana.
But Reach has been invaded by a powerful and ruthless alien faction, who have
their own reasons for being there.
ALES KOT is a writer, director and producer with primary focus on film, comics,
television and video games. He's responsible for Image titles such as ZERO,
WOLF, MATERIAL, CHANGE, THE SURFACE and WILD CHILDREN, comics which have
received many accolades from media such as Wired, The Guardian, The Hollywood
Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, and many others. He lives, unsurprisingly,
mostly in Los Angeles. PIOTR KOWALSKI is a comic book writer and artist from
Poland. Some of his work includes Robocop, Gail, Marvel Knights: Hulk, Dark
Tower, Sex, Dark Souls and Titan's Wolfenstein series.