Mass Effect: Foundation Issue #4

Via the Mass Effect Wikia Page (click on picture for link)

At the beginning of the comic, I imagined Kaiden speaking. He tells the tale of humanity making its way through the universe, eventually ending up at Gagarin Station, the place of his biotic studies. It is essentially the background of the stories he tells you about in Mass Effect 1. Trying to be generic enough to not ruin the story, Kaiden kicks some Turian cloaca, let’s just say. In general, this was a magnificent comic.

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Mass Effect: Foundation Issue #3

Mass Effect: Foundation Issue #3 via Dark Horse Comics

 

The third issue of Mass Effect: Foundation did not disappoint (no matter how much I hate Ashley Williams). Yes, I said it: she is in this issue. This story continues #2 in that it is slowly introduces Commander Shepard’s squad mates, one by one. Ashley Williams is the prime squad mate for this issue, as Wrex was the one for the last issue.

This issue gives insight into the moments right before Shepard comes upon Williams in ME1. It outlines the attack on the “Dog Squad” by the Geth. One by one, Williams’ squad gets annihilated, with Shepard coming just in time for Williams.

Of course, Rasa and Cerberus is up to no good the whole time.They are investigating the first Reaper that touched down on Eden Prime during the events of ME1. And naturally, they become interested in Commander Shepard.

Amazing, as always. The artwork is gorgeous and the story provides background information for Ashley Williams prior to the meeting with Commander Shepard (aside from the conversations you have with her during ME1). I highly suggest following this series.

Mass Effect: Foundation Issue #1


I was ecstatic when I saw on Mass Effect’s facebook that they were doing another Mass Effect comic line. I know the story would be amazing since the writers from Mass Effect 2 and 3 would be involved. Hence, I ran out to my local Hastings and picked up a copy of the first one (July 2013).

A little summary of the book: an agent of the Shadow Broker is sent to assassinate a Cerberus dude. She succeeds, but a little “boy” tags along for the ride. The little boy ends up killing the agent, and she reveals that she wants to work towards something in life, stand for something, and ends up joining Cerberus. It is highly interconnected with the Citadel DLC, for it reveals a character at the end who plays a major role in that DLC. And watch out, there will be spoilers.

 

This comic is one of the best I’ve ever read (that being said, I haven’t read many). The artwork is beautiful, the writing as amazing as ever (although it’s no Drew Karpyshyn-amazing), and it keeps you interested until the very end. And the very end is the kicker: the “little boy” that everyone keeps referring to is actually a little girl. This little girl turns out to be “Rasa,” or as people who played Citadel would know MAYA BROOKS. I know, it absolutely BLEW my mind at the end of the comic. That’s why I had to write about it. My words do not do justice to how awesome this comic is. I highly recommending dropping the $4 to get it and read it for yourself.

I will continue to follow this series to the end. Next time, I’ll review the 2nd issue of Mass Effect: Foundation.