Since none of my comics/gaming colleagues has mentioned it yet in this space and many of you want to stay in the know, recently spoke to the powers that be at Bungie Studios for an illuminating preview of Halo 3, complete with a gallery of 14 exclusive images.

Just like the Wall Street Journal reported last month, Bungie expects a HUGE Halo 3 debut. With preorders topping 1 million, first-day sales alone could exceed the opening weekend gross of Spider-Man 3 ($151 million)!

The EW piece also addresses the hype -- Halo 3-themed Mountain Dew and the like -- and seems to be paying closer attention to gamers than you'd think...

Image from Halo 3