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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.
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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]].
   
== Comics and Comic Series ==
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While all of the non-interactive comics released so far have varying authors and artists, all of them are colored by [[starwars:Michael Atiyeh|Michael Atiyeh]].
*'''[[Mass Effect: Redemption]]''': A four-issue series that serves as a prequel to Mass Effect 2, and is set a few months after the opening events of Mass Effect 2. The plot involves [[Liara T'Soni]], [[Cerberus]], and a mission of the utmost urgency. The first issue was released on January 26, 2010, with the release of Mass Effect 2, and the [[Mass Effect 2 Limited Collectors' Edition]] had a special edition of the comic book. Written by [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1906038/ Mac Walters], scripted by [[starwars:John Jackson Miller|John Jackson Miller]], drawn by [http://omarfrancia-comics.blogspot.com Omar Francia], colored by [[starwars:Michael Atiyeh|Michael Atiyeh]] and lettered by [[starwars:Michael Heisler|Michael Heisler]]. Cover designs by [http://www.mandrykart.com/ Daryl Mandryk].
 
*'''[[Mass Effect: Incursion]]''': A short 8 page comic released on June 21, 2010 through IGN.<ref>http://comics.ign.com/articles/110/1100605p1.html</ref> The plot revolves around [[Aria T'Loak]] and is set one week before the opening events of Mass Effect 2. Written and scripted by Mac Walters, drawn by Eduardo Francisco, colored by [[starwars:Michael Atiyeh|Michael Atiyeh]] and lettered by [[starwars:Michael Heisler|Michael Heisler]].
 
*'''[[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: Evolution]]''': The second four-issue series released by BioWare. Evolution is set in 2157 during the [[First Contact War]], and the story covers the origins of the [[Illusive Man]] and [[Cerberus]]. The first issue was released on January 19, 2011. The series was produced by the same team that did the Redemption series, but with different cover artists. Cover designs were done by Massimo Carnevale, with an alternate cover done by [http://joequinones.blogspot.com/ Joe Quinones].
 
*'''[[Mass Effect: Conviction]]''': A short 8-page comic released in September 2011 through a limited Dark Horse Digital promotion.<ref>http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/476/exclusive-digital-comics-available-your-retailer</ref> Days after the events of [[Arrival]], [[David Anderson]] locates Alliance marine [[James Vega]] on Omega and tasks him with guarding an important prisoner.
 
*'''[[Mass Effect: Invasion]]''': A third four-issue comic series. Invasion focuses on Aria T'Loak's battle against the human-survivalist organization Cerberus as it attacks Omega. The first issue was released on October 19, 2011.<ref>http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=33181</ref> A special edition copy of the first issue will be included in copies of the [[Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition]].<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOV44CrnvCs</ref>
 
   
== Upcoming Comics ==
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== Comics ==
*'''[[Mass Effect: Homeworlds]]''': A series written by Mac Walters with each issue focusing on one of the main characters of [[Mass Effect 3]]. The first issue, focusing on newcomer [[James Vega]], is due on April 25, 2012.<ref>http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/20-458/Mass-Effect-Homeworlds-1-Anthony-Palumbo-cover</ref>
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=== Series ===
*On March 13, 2010, BioWare and Dark Horse greenlit another 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, Evolution, and Invasion, the new series will have no set length and will be produced on an ongoing basis.<ref>http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25304</ref>
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Redemption]]''' - A four-issue series that serves as a prequel to [[Mass Effect 2]], and is set a few months after the opening events of Mass Effect 2. The plot involves [[Liara T'Soni]], [[Cerberus]], and a mission of the utmost urgency. The first issue was released on January 26, 2010, with the release of Mass Effect 2, and the [[Mass Effect 2 Limited Collectors' Edition]] had a special edition of the comic book. Written by [[imdb:nm1906038|Mac Walters]], scripted by [[starwars:John Jackson Miller|John Jackson Miller]], drawn by [http://omarfrancia-comics.blogspot.com Omar Francia], colored by and lettered by [[starwars:Michael Heisler|Michael Heisler]]. Cover designs by [http://www.mandrykart.com/ Daryl Mandryk].
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Evolution]]''' - A four-issue series written by Mac Walters. Evolution is set in 2157, during the [[First Contact War]], and the story covers the origins of the [[Illusive Man]] and [[Cerberus]]. The first issue was released on January 19, 2011. The series was produced by the same team that did the Redemption series, but with different cover artists. Cover designs were done by Massimo Carnevale, with an alternate cover done by [http://joequinones.blogspot.com/ Joe Quinones].
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Invasion]]''' - A four-issue comic series written by Mac Walters. Invasion focuses on [[Aria T'Loak]]'s battle against the human-survivalist organization Cerberus as it attacks Omega. The first issue was released on October 19, 2011.<ref>http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=33181</ref> A special edition copy of the first issue was included in copies of the [[Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition]].<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOV44CrnvCs</ref>
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Homeworlds]]''' - A four-issue series written by Mac Walters and the [[Mass Effect 3]] writing team. Each issue focuses on a squad member from Mass Effect 3. The first issue was released on April 25, 2012.<ref>http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/20-458/Mass-Effect-Homeworlds-1-Anthony-Palumbo-cover</ref>
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Foundation]]''' - A thirteen-issue comic series featuring original stories written by Mac Walters. The first issue was released on July 24, 2013.<ref>http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=44019</ref>
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Discovery]]''' - A four-issue series set to expand on events regarding [[Mass Effect: Andromeda]]. The first issue was released on May 24, 2017.<ref>http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/13/14601142/mass-effect-andromeda-comic-discovery</ref>
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=== Single-Issue ===
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Incursion]]''' - A short 8 page comic released on June 21, 2010 through IGN.<ref>http://comics.ign.com/articles/110/1100605p1.html</ref> The plot revolves around [[Aria T'Loak]] and is set one week before the opening events of Mass Effect 2. It is written and scripted by Mac Walters, drawn by Eduardo Francisco, and lettered by Michael Heisler.
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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.
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Conviction]]''' - A short 8-page comic released in September 2011 through a limited Dark Horse Digital promotion.<ref>http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/476/exclusive-digital-comics-available-your-retailer</ref> Days after the events of [[Arrival]], [[David Anderson]] locates Alliance marine [[James Vega]] on Omega and tasks him with guarding an important prisoner.
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Blasto: Eternity is Forever]]''' - A single-issue comic featuring [[Blasto]], a fictional [[hanar]] [[Spectre]]. It was released on November 7, 2012 through Dark Horse Digital.<ref>http://kotaku.com/5951224/mass-effect-3s-best-action-hero-is-getting-his-own-comic</ref>
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*'''[[Mass Effect: He Who Laughs Best]]''' - A single-issue comic featuring [[Jeff "Joker" Moreau]]. It was released on Free Comic Book Day on May 4, 2013.<ref>http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1208/free-comic-book-day-2013</ref>
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=== Other ===
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*'''[[Mass Effect: Genesis]]''' - An "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 later made available for Xbox 360 and PC. It was written by Mac Walters.
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*'''[[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.
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== Anthologies ==
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*'''[[Mass Effect Library Edition|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.
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*'''[[Mass Effect Library Edition#Volume 2|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.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 11:02, July 9, 2017

For the novels and other books, see Books.
For the films, see Films.

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.

Comics Edit

Series Edit

Single-Issue Edit

Other Edit

  • 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.

Anthologies Edit

  • 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.

References Edit

  1. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=33181
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOV44CrnvCs
  3. http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/20-458/Mass-Effect-Homeworlds-1-Anthony-Palumbo-cover
  4. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=44019
  5. http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/13/14601142/mass-effect-andromeda-comic-discovery
  6. http://comics.ign.com/articles/110/1100605p1.html
  7. http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2010-10-25-masseffect25_ST_N.htm
  8. http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/476/exclusive-digital-comics-available-your-retailer
  9. http://kotaku.com/5951224/mass-effect-3s-best-action-hero-is-getting-his-own-comic
  10. http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1208/free-comic-book-day-2013
  11. http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/12/the-fastest-way-to-make-six-mass-effect-decisions-on-the-playstation-3/
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