Comic Review: Mass Effect Invasion Part 1 of 4

Fans of the Mass Effect series will have to wait until March of 2012 to get their hands on BioWare‘s Mass Effect 3, the last of the trilogy, but in the meantime Dark Horse will be releasing Mass Effect: Invasion, a comic book mini-series that follows Aria, the leader of Omega, to stop the alien infestation from taking over her space station.

Things start off bad when a Cerberus ship is overrun by unknown alien creatures from the Omega 4 Relay, a space transport that sends ships out to an unknown uncharted area in space. The creatures starts to take over and head towards Omega. It’s up to Aria and her followers to stop the creatures from taking over with the help from the Cerberus organization and the Illusive Man, the guy that was responsible for bringing Commander Shepard back to life in Mass Effect 2.

As it focuses on Aria, we get to see how she runs things without Commander Shepard being there. She’s kind of a control freak, as in, only she’s allowed to boss people around, and no one else.

Invasion #1 was a breeze to read through. If you’ve been playing the games, you’ll quickly get into the comic, as it fills in the gap between Mass Effect 2 and 3, thanks to the writing of Mass Effect 2 & 3 lead writer, Mac Walters. The artwork is good and the outfits, ships, and characters are true to their origins in the games. Definitely pick it up if you’re a Mass Effect fan or are into sci-fi comics.

Story: B
Art: B
Overall Grade: B

Mass Effect: Invasion #1 will be available on October 19, 2011 and you can pre-order at TFAW.

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