WE MYTH YOU
Mythos is a guide and overview of the Halo story itself, and one like we’ve never produced before. Brought to you by our friends and partners at Egmont Publishing and penned by a few of the scribes at 343 Industries (including yours truly), Mythos will walk readers through the expanded Halo fiction – from the Forerunners’ conflict with ancient humanity all the way through the events of Halo 5: Guardians. Along the way, readers will witness connected stories unfold across a continuous narrative, helping tie together characters, artifacts, and events found not only in the Halo games, but also throughout the novels, comics, and live-action and animated features.
Accompanying the text will be more than fifty pieces of newly commissioned artwork from a handful of talented artists who have applied their unique styles to specific eras in Halo’s timeline, allowing fans to get a glimpse of certain events they’ve only read about but never had visualized. Just recently fans got a small taste of what’s in store, when we gave you a sneak piece at artwork by Halo-veteran Isaac Hannaford depicting a moment within the recently-released Halo: Shadow of Intent by Joseph Staten. Needless to say, it’s been a pretty incredible to see so many iconic moments in Halo’s history come to life in brand new ways.
For the writers on this end, it’s been a process as delightful as it was daunting – bringing together stories from a myriad of media and weaving them together into a more linear narrative in hopes to frame the overall Halo story in a new way that’s both engaging for the “old-school” fans, but still accessible and entertaining to new ones. In fact, we hope that not only will Mythos be a book every Halo lore fan will want to have on their shelf or coffee table, but that it will be something fans want to share with friends and family to introduce them to the universe we all adore calling home.
With Mythos we got to dig deeper into the Halo Story Bible than ever before to present perhaps the most cogent and complete accounting of events in the universe over the last 100,000 years. We can’t wait until people get it in their hands to marvel at the art, absorb the historical detail, and start to put the pieces together for the next chapters of the story. While Mythos is specifically designed to make the entirety and breadth of the vast Halo timeline more accessible to fans of all walks, detail-oriented and deep-diving story seekers will no doubt find some particularly intriguing gems sewn throughout the narrative, answering some questions while perhaps raising brand new ones to ponder.
In short, Mythos tells the massive story of Halo with incredibly rich, brand-new art and an interesting peek at some of the more enigmatic corners of the universe. Mythos is slated to drop into your hardcover-holding hands in October 2016, and we look forward to sharing more info about the project as we approach its release later next year. If you dig Halo's story at any level, you'll want to pick this one up.