Mass Effect (comic)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mass Effect
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Genre
Publication date January 2010 - present
Number of issues 33 (one 13-issue series, four 4-issue mini-series & four 8-page issues)

Mass Effect is a comic book series by Dark Horse Comics, based on the Mass Effect video game series.

The series is marketed as various limited series for each story. 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.

Published[edit]

Writer Mac Walters in front of a Mass Effect poster at the Dark Horse Comics booth at the 2011 New York Comic Con.

Redemption[edit]

Mass Effect: Redemption is a four-part comic book mini-series that was released between January and April 2010. The story, which revolves around Liara T'Soni, is set in the interim period between the prologue and main storyline of Mass Effect 2, and is related to the downloadable content Lair of the Shadow Broker that was released for the game.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Incursion[edit]

Mass Effect: Incursion is an on-line comic (8 pages) that follows Aria T'Loak's encounter with the Collectors one week prior to the opening events of Mass Effect 2. The events of Incursion link into the events of the comic miniseries Mass Effect: Redemption. It was released June 21, 2010 through IGN.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]

Inquisition[edit]

Mass Effect: Inquisition is an on-line comic (8 pages) written by Mac Walters, art by Jean Diaz, colors by Michael Atiyeh, and lettering by Michael Heisler. Taking place after Mass Effect 2, the plot follows Captain Armando-Owen Bailey during his investigation of Executor Venari Pallin and corruption within C-Sec. It was released October 26, 2010 through USA Today.[21]

Evolution[edit]

Mass Effect: Evolution is a comic book series (4 issues) released between January 2011 and April 2011. The story focuses on the origin of the Illusive Man, and is set during the First Contact War, shortly after the discovery of the Mass Relays.[22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31]

Issue Date Pages Creators
1 19 January 2011[24][25] 32[24][25] Writers:[24][25] Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller
Artist: Omar Francia[24][25]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[24][25]
Cover Artist: Joe Quinones,[24] Massimo Carnevale[25]
2 16 February 2011[26][27] 32[26][27] Writers:[26][27] Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller
Artist: Omar Francia[26][27]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[26][27]
Cover Artist: Joe Quinones,[26] Massimo Carnevale[27]
3 23 March 2011[28][29] 32[28][29] Writers:[28][29] Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller
Artist: Omar Francia[28][29]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[28][29]
Cover Artist: Joe Quinones,[28] Massimo Carnevale[29]
4 20 April 2011[30][31] 32[30][31] Writers:[30][31] Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller
Artist: Omar Francia[30][31]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[30][31]
Cover Artist: Joe Quinones,[30] Massimo Carnevale[31]

Conviction[edit]

Mass Effect: Conviction is a free short (10 page) single issue mini-comic written by Mac Walters, art by Eduardo Francisco, colors by Michael Atiyeh, and lettering by Michael Heisler. Taking place before Mass Effect 3, the plot follows Lieutenant James Vega during his stay on Omega before returning to Systems Alliance service. Released in September, 2011 available through a digital distribution promotion exclusively at participating retailers.[32][33]

Invasion[edit]

Mass Effect: Invasion is a comic book series (4 issues) released between October 2011 and January 2012. It follows Aria T'Loak, the pirate queen of the space station Omega, as her station comes under attack from a new threat unleashed by Cerberus, the human survivalist organization.[34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42]

Issue Date Pages Creators
1 19 October 2011[35][36] 32[35][36] Writers:[35][36] Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller
Artist: Omar Francia[35][36]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[35][36]
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale,[35] Paul Renaud[36]
2 16 November 2011[37][38] 32[37][38] Writers:[37][38] Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller
Artist: Omar Francia[37][38]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[37][38]
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale,[37] Paul Renaud[38]
3 21 December 2011[39][40] 32[39][40] Writers:[39][40] Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller
Artist: Omar Francia[39][40]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[39][40]
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale,[39] Paul Renaud[40]
4 18 January 2012[41][42] 32[41][42] Writers:[41][42] Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller
Artist: Omar Francia[41][42]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[41][42]
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale,[41] Paul Renaud[42]

Homeworlds[edit]

Mass Effect: Homeworlds is a comic book series (4 issues) written by game lead writer Mac Walters released April 25, 2012. Each issue focuses on a main Mass Effect 3 character.[43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52]

Issue Date Pages Creators
1 25 April 2012[45][46] 32[45][46] Writers: Mac Walters[45][46]
Artist: Eduardo Francisco[45][46]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[45][46]
Cover Artist: Anthony Palumbo,[45] Mike Hawthorne[46]
2 30 May 2012[47][48] 32[47][48] Writers:[47][48] Patrick Weekes, Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Chris Staggs[47][48]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[47][48]
Cover Artist: Anthony Palumbo,[47] Mike Hawthorne[48]
3 25 July 2012[49][50] 32[49][50] Writers:[49][50] Mac Walters, John Dombrow, Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Garry Brown[49][50]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[49][50]
Cover Artist: Anthony Palumbo,[49] Mike Hawthorne[50]
4 29 August 2012[51][52] 32[51][52] Writers:[51][52] Mac Walters, Sylvia Feketekuty, Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Omar Francia[51][52]
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh[51][52]
Cover Artist: Anthony Palumbo,[51] Mike Hawthorne[52]

Blasto: Eternity Is Forever[edit]

Mass Effect: Blasto: Eternity Is Forever is a short (14 page) single issue mini-comic written by Mac Walters released on November 7, 2012 through digital distribution. The main character is Blasto, a Hanar Spectre featured in several Mass Effect films as the galaxy's first Hanar Spectre.[53][54][55]

Mass Effect: Foundation[edit]

Mass Effect: Foundation is a 13-issue comic series written by Mac Walters. It is the fifth Mass Effect comic series produced. The first issue was released on July 24, 2013.[56] The series has been stated to have a connection to the Mass Effect 3: Citadel downloadable content pack for Mass Effect 3, and issue 5 will tie directly into Mass Effect 2.[57] It features a story that runs parallel to the game trilogy and is designed to expand the universe as a whole.[58][59]

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected in the following titles:

Title Format ISBN Release date Collected material
Mass Effect Volume 1: Redemption[60] 7" x 10" TBP3 978-1-59582-481-3 June 9, 2010 Mass Effect: Redemption #1-4
Mass Effect Volume 2: Evolution[61] 7" x 10" TBP3 978-1-59582-759-3 September 21, 2011 Mass Effect: Evolution #1-4
Mass Effect: Incursion
Mass Effect: Inquisition
Mass Effect: Incursion/Inquisition[62] DLC1 October 12, 2011 Mass Effect: Incursion
Mass Effect: Inquisition
Mass Effect Volume 3: Invasion[63] 7" x 10" TBP3 978-1-59582-867-5 April 18, 2012 Mass Effect: Invasion #1-4
Mass Effect: Conviction
Mass Effect Volume 4: Homeworlds[64] 7" x 10" TBP3 978-1-59582-955-9 November 7, 2012 Mass Effect: Homeworlds #1-4
Mass Effect Library Edition Volume 1[65] 9" x 12" HC2 978-1-61655-111-7 May 15, 2013 Mass Effect: Redemption #1-4
Mass Effect: Evolution #1-4
Mass Effect: Invasion #1-4
Mass Effect: Homeworlds #1-4
Mass Effect: Incursion
Mass Effect: Inquisition
Mass Effect: Conviction
1. DLC: downloadable content
2. HC: hard cover
3. TBP: trade paper back

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (21 July 2009). "Mass Effect Comes to Comics". IGN. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mass Effect Explodes Into Comics!". Dark Horse Comics. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mass Effect: Invasion". IGN. January 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mass Effect: Redemption #1". Dark Horse Comics. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mass Effect: Redemption #2". Dark Horse Comics. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mass Effect: Redemption #3". Dark Horse Comics. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mass Effect: Redemption #4". Dark Horse Comics. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mass Effect: Redemption #1". Dark Horse Comics. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mass Effect: Redemption #2". Dark Horse Comics. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mass Effect: Redemption #3". Dark Horse Comics. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mass Effect: Redemption #4". Dark Horse Comics. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  12. ^ George, Richard (21 June 2010). "Exclusive Mass Effect Short Story". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion - Page 1". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion - Page 2". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion - Page 3". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion - Page 4". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion - Page 5". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion - Page 6". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion - Page 7". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  20. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion - Page 8". Dark Horse Comics via IGN. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  21. ^ Hargro, Tory (24 October 2010). "'Mass Effect: Inquisition' is ready to blast off". USA Today. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  22. ^ George, Richard (15 July 2010). "SDCC 10: Mass Effect: The Origin of the Illusive Man". IGN. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  23. ^ "Mass Effect: Evolution". IGN. January 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Evolution #1 (Joe Quinones cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Evolution #1 (Massimo Carnevale cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  26. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Evolution #2 (Joe Quinones cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Evolution #2 (Massimo Carnevale cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  28. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Evolution #3 (Joe Quinones variant cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Evolution #3 (Massimo Carnevale cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  30. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Evolution #4 (Joe Quinones cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  31. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Evolution #4 (Massimo Carnevale cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  32. ^ LeMoyne, R. B. (10 September 2011). "Review - Mass Effect: Conviction". Comic Booked. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  33. ^ "Mass Effect: Conviction - Imgur". Imgur. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "Mass Effect: Invasion". IGN. October 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  35. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Invasion #1 (Massimo Carnevale cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  36. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Invasion #1 (Paul Renaud 25th anniversary cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  37. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Invasion #2 (Massimo Carnevale cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  38. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Invasion #2 (Paul Renaud variant cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  39. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Invasion #3 (Massimo Carnevale cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  40. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Invasion #3 (Paul Renaud Variant cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  41. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Invasion #4 (Massimo Carnevale regular cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  42. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Invasion #4 (Paul Renaud variant cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  43. ^ Narcisse, Evan (4 January 2012). "Mass Effect’s Newest Cast Member Kicks Off New Dark Horse Comics Series". Kotaku. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  44. ^ "Mass Effect: Homeworlds". IGN. April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  45. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Homeworlds #1 (Anthony Palumbo cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  46. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Homeworlds #1 (Mike Hawthorne Variant cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  47. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Homeworlds #2 (Anthony Palumbo cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  48. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Homeworlds #2 (Mike Hawthorne Variant cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  49. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Homeworlds #3 (Anthony Palumbo cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  50. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Homeworlds #3 (Mike Hawthorne variant cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  51. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Homeworlds #4 (Anthony Palumbo cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  52. ^ a b c d e f g "Mass Effect: Homeworlds #4 (Mike Hawthorne variant cover)". Dark Horse Comics. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  53. ^ "Mass Effect: Blasto - Eternity is Forever (Digital Exclusive)". Dark Horse Comics. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  54. ^ Narcisse, Evan (2012-10-14). "Mass Effect 3’s Best Action Hero Is Getting His Own Comic". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  55. ^ Celestin-Greer, Ajané (2012-12-10). "Mass Effect's Blasto Gets His Own Comic". Gameranx. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  56. ^ http://www.destructoid.com/mass-effect-foundation-comic-book-announced-247504.phtml
  57. ^ http://www.newsarama.com/18670-dark-horse-november-2013-solicitations.html
  58. ^ Slabaugh, Brett (2013-03-03). "Mass Effect: Foundation Expands Shepard's Universe". The Escapist. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  59. ^ Bosier, Jen (2013-03-03). "Dark Horse Announces Mass Effect: Foundation Comic Series". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  60. ^ "Mass Effect Volume 1: Redemption TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  61. ^ "Mass Effect Volume 2: Evolution TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  62. ^ "Mass Effect: Incursion/Inquisition". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  63. ^ "Mass Effect Volume 3: Invasion TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  64. ^ "Mass Effect Volume 4: Homeworlds TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  65. ^ "Mass Effect Library Edition Volume 1 HC". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 5 April 2013.