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{{for|the novels and other books|Books}}
 
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There are currently three comics in the Mass Effect universe, with another expected in early 2011. An 'Interactive Backstory Comic', [[Mass Effect: Genesis]], is also slated to be released with the Playstation 3 version of [[Mass Effect 2]].
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There are currently five comics in the Mass Effect universe. As the game is considered to be the player's story, none of comics, like the novels, feature [[Commander Shepard]] as the main character. The sole exception is [[Mass Effect: Genesis]], which, being interactive, allows the player to control Shepard's decisions.
 
As the game is considered to be the player's story, none of comics, like the novels, feature [[Commander Shepard]] as the main character. The sole exception is [[Mass Effect: Genesis]], which, being interactive, allows the player to control Shepard's decisions.
 
   
 
== Comics and Comic Series ==
 
== Comics and Comic Series ==
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Inquisition]]''': A short 8 page comic released on October 25, 2010, through USA Today.<ref>http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2010-10-25-masseffect25_ST_N.htm</ref> Taking place after Mass Effect 2, the plot revolves around [[Captain Bailey]] and his investigation of [[Executor Pallin]] and allegations of corruption within C-Sec.
 
*'''[[Mass Effect: Inquisition]]''': A short 8 page comic released on October 25, 2010, through USA Today.<ref>http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2010-10-25-masseffect25_ST_N.htm</ref> Taking place after Mass Effect 2, the plot revolves around [[Captain Bailey]] and his investigation of [[Executor Pallin]] and allegations of corruption within C-Sec.
 
*'''[[Mass Effect: Genesis]]''': The 'Interactive Backstory Comic' included in the Playstation 3 release of Mass Effect 2.<ref>http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/12/the-fastest-way-to-make-six-mass-effect-decisions-on-the-playstation-3/</ref> 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 written by Mac Walters.
 
*'''[[Mass Effect: Genesis]]''': The 'Interactive Backstory Comic' included in the Playstation 3 release of Mass Effect 2.<ref>http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/12/the-fastest-way-to-make-six-mass-effect-decisions-on-the-playstation-3/</ref> 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 written by Mac Walters.
*'''[[Mass Effect: Evolution]]''': is the second four-issue series green lit by BioWare. The plot covers the origins of the [[Illusive Man]], [[Cerberus]], and the [[First Contact War]].
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Evolution]]''': is the second four-issue series green lit by BioWare. The plot covers the origins of the [[Illusive Man]], [[Cerberus]], and the [[First Contact War]]. The team that did the series was the same team that did the Redemption series, but with different cover artists. Cover designs done by Massimo Carnevale, with an alternate cover done by [http://joequinones.blogspot.com/ Joe Quinones]
   
 
== Upcoming Comics ==
 
== Upcoming Comics ==

Revision as of 19:44, January 19, 2011

For the novels and other books, see Books.

There are currently five comics in the Mass Effect universe. As the game is considered to be the player's story, none of comics, like the novels, feature Commander Shepard as the main character. The sole exception is Mass Effect: Genesis, which, being interactive, allows the player to control Shepard's decisions.

Comics and Comic Series

Upcoming Comics

  • On March 13, 2010, BioWare and Dark Horse greenlit a third Mass Effect comic series. As yet unnamed, it will feature another original story developed by Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller, this time set after the events of Mass Effect 2. Unlike Redemption and Evolution, the new series will have no set length and will be produced on an ongoing basis.[4]

References

  1. http://comics.ign.com/articles/110/1100605p1.html
  2. http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2010-10-25-masseffect25_ST_N.htm
  3. http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/12/the-fastest-way-to-make-six-mass-effect-decisions-on-the-playstation-3/
  4. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25304
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