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For a list of fictional media in the Mass Effect universe, see Entertainment.
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There are currently eleven comics set in the Mass Effect universe. As the games are considered to be the player's story, almost none of the comics, like the novels, feature player characters like Commander Shepard as the main character. The sole exceptions are Mass Effect: Genesis, Mass Effect: Genesis 2, and two issues of Mass Effect: Foundation. The first two, being interactive, allow the player to control Shepard's decisions, while the Foundation issues tell a story about Mass Effect Galaxy protagonist Jacob Taylor.

While all of the non-interactive comics released so far have varying authors and artists, all of them are colored by Michael Atiyeh.





  • Mass Effect: Genesis - An "interactive backstory comic" included in the PlayStation 3 release of Mass Effect 2.[11] It recounts the story of the original Mass Effect and allows the player to make six of the key decisions Shepard could make in that game. It was later made available for Xbox 360 and PC. It was written by Mac Walters.
  • Mass Effect: Genesis 2 - An "interactive backstory comic" included in Mass Effect 3: Special Edition, an updated version of Mass Effect 3 developed exclusively for Wii U. It is an updated version of the original Genesis, featuring its choices as well as a new set of choices which cover the events of Mass Effect 2. It was later made available for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.


  • Mass Effect Library Edition (Vol. 1) - A hardcover anthology released on May 15, 2013 that contains the comics Mass Effect: Conviction, Mass Effect: Evolution, Mass Effect: Homeworlds, Mass Effect: Incursion, Mass Effect: Inquisition, Mass Effect: Invasion, and Mass Effect: Redemption.
  • Mass Effect Library Edition (Vol. 2) - A hardcover anthology released on May 19, 2015 that contains the comics Mass Effect: Foundation, Mass Effect: He Who Laughs Best, and Blasto: Eternity is Forever.
  • Mass Effect: The Complete Comics - A paperback anthology released on November 3, 2020 that contains all series and one-shots up until date of publication. Only has textless cover art for a few select issues.