Mass Effect: Discovery #1

Writer: Jeremy Barlow, John Dombrow Artist: Gabriel Guzman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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A young Turian military recruit goes undercover in order to infiltrate the mysterious Andromeda Initiative-and ultimately retrieve a scientist who's made a potentially devastating discovery. Tying in to the highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzmán team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!
o From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jeremy Barlow!
o Direct tie-in with Mass Effect: Andromeda for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!
o Top secret variant cover by Kate Niemczyk!

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 25, 2017

    Mass Effect Discovery #1 is an electrifying start to the series with an engrossing setup and enjoyable characters. As a Mass Effect fan, I'm thrilled about this story angle because it's ripe with potential to capitalize on everything that makes the Mass Effect universe fascinating. Tiran infiltrating the Andromeda Initiative is handled well. And I'm looking forward to the answers he'll discover on his mission. I can't wait for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Casey Walsh May 24, 2017

    I wanted to love Andromeda, but sadly the game never hit the same notes as its predecessors. For that reason, it's perhaps an even greater achievement that Discovery can introduce what looks to be a worthwhile addition to the massive mythos of Mass Effect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 30, 2017

    Science fiction fans, this is definitely a series for you. If you're a fan of the Mass Effect video games, you're not going to want to miss this one. But if you're looking for content relating to the gameplay itself, that's not the case. This is a story that will appeal to a wide array of readers, since you don't need to know much in order to get enthralled by the plot. So, whether you're a longtime fan of Mass Effect or a brand new one, this issue will prove to be a great read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Wolf May 24, 2017

    All in all, Mass Effect: Discovery is an entertaining first installment. I really sympathize with the hero, and I'm earnestly interested in the next three issues. While the story suffers a bit from its exposition and lack of action, its use of mystery and character development by far make up for these shortcomings. If you're a fan of detective stories and space odysseys, I recommend giving this mini-series a go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner May 29, 2017

    Intriguing introduction to the story, but nothing earth-shattering from the perspective of those knowledgeable about the Mass Effect franchise nor those without that information. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Tori B. May 24, 2017

    Perhaps the story does pick up, naturally the cliffhanger at the end has some interesting implications may lead to something a little more exciting but so far this is an adventure that has been rather lacklustre. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 25, 2017

    Following APEX leader and one of the player's first NPC contacts in Andromeda, Tiran Kandros, writers John Dombrow and Jeremy Barlow shoot the tone and plot mechanics of an undercover cop show into space to show exactly how and why Kandros found himself hundreds of years from home with the Initiative. Read Full Review

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