Review – Mass Effect: Invasion Part 1 of 4

Story: Marc Walters
Script: John Jackson Miller
Art: Omar Francia
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Massimo Carnevale
25th Anniversary Cover: Paul Renaud
NYCC Exclusive Cover: Ben Huen
Published By: Dark Horse

Massimo Carnevale Cover

Mass Effect fans rejoice, while you may have months until Mass Effect 3 is released, you now have a little something to tide you over in the mean time.  Mass Effect: Invasion has been highly anticipated and the wait is finally over.  The comic has a decisive Mass Effect feel to it,  nothing has been lost in the translation.  The art is very good, as is the dialog, however, the dialog at time times can be just a little confusing, mainly because there is just so much going on.  This is an excellent introduction into a limited series.  The entire comic from start to finish is a fun, fast paced adventure full of anticipation.  There are some slow points but for the most part it is non-stop action.

Invasion follows Aria T’loak, who is very much a dictator type, and her mission to defend Omega from an invasion of nasties who are threatening all her and her people have fought for.  We learn of Reaper technology and what that exactly entails.  We see those who will be working against her and those she has to make allies.  Aria’s people believe in her but often times it seems that they do so more out of fear than loyalty.  Either way they have her back and refuse to go down without a fight.  In the end we see a character who is planning a coup against Aria and her mission.  Mass Effect: Invasion ends in such a way that leaves the reader wanting more.

This comic is recommended whether you are a Mass Effect groupie or someone who has never heard of it before today and just likes sci-fi. It’s a strong, good, enjoyable read!



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