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For the films, see Films.

There are currently ten comics set in the Mass Effect universe. As the game is considered to be the player's story, none of the comics, like the novels, feature Commander Shepard as the main character. The sole exceptions are Mass Effect: Genesis and Mass Effect: Genesis 2, which, being interactive, allow the player to control Shepard's decisions.



  • 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 Mac Walters, scripted by John Jackson Miller, drawn by Omar Francia, colored by Michael Atiyeh and lettered by Michael Heisler. Cover designs by Daryl Mandryk.
  • 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 Joe Quinones.
  • 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.[1] A special edition copy of the first issue will be included in copies of the Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector's Edition.[2]
  • 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.[3]
  • Mass Effect: Foundation - An ongoing comic series with at least 13 issues planned. It features original stories written by Mac Walters. The series mainly focuses on origin of Cerberus Agent Maya Brooks, it also shows backgrounds of Shepard's squad members. The first issue was released on July 24, 2013.[4]



  • Mass Effect: Genesis - An "interactive backstory comic" included in the PlayStation 3 release of Mass Effect 2.[10] 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.


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