Mass Effect: Foundation #1

Mass Effect: Foundation #1

Writer: Mac Walters Artist: Omar Francia Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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Mass Effect 2 and 3 lead writer Mac Walters kicks off a new ongoing series, set in the vibrant, engaging world of BioWare's blockbuster science fiction epic!

Mass Effect: Foundation starts with a bang, introducing readers to an enigmatic "agent" and revealing the story of her time spent on the violent mining colony of Themis.

  • 9.3
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Jul 25, 2013

    Mass Effect: Foundation #1 really starts off the new comic series with a bang. I loved the story and the art. I already mentioned that Walters did a great job, but I also want to say that I'm really glad that they brought Omar Francia back to do the art forFoundation. He has done the art for most, if not all of theMass Effect comics so far, and he does a great job of it. I would love the style anyway, but what I especially love is that he captures the style of the game series perfectly. Some comic series based on games, take their own unique artistic style to the project. That's well and good, but I prefer Francia's take. It really feels likeFoundationis set in the same universe as the game series. It gives everything a nice feeling of continuity and cohesion. I love it. The bottom line is that this is a must-read forMass Effect fans. I can't wait to see what happens in the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Jul 24, 2013

    Daniel is a big fan of the Mass Effect series. He likes Commander Shepard, Tali, Legion, and you can follow him on Twitter: @Destroyer_199 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Aug 18, 2013

    This first of a thirteen issue run is entertaining and leaves the reader in anticipation. You do not have to go into reading this issue with any knowledge of the Mass Effect series. It is well written, well-paced and has a few mentions that hint at future tie-ins. As a story on its own it is excellent. You get to follow a new ruthless agent and her intriguing newly recruited sidekick as they attempt to hunt down a man that nobody knows anything about. The ending will also leave your mind wanting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey Jul 23, 2013

    Probably the most impressive entry of this comic: the twist ending. The preconceived notions are established just to be brought down in a subtle manner that does not disturb – but adds – to what came before. At the end this twist just enhances the already existing smile for anyone familiar with the series and grips those unfamiliar. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Jul 27, 2013

    The probe into the origins and trials of Cerberus have begun, and with the first issue, there's still little to know about this secret agency. What is known, however, is that this looks to be an exciting book with a well-known name, a terrific art team and a concept that will keep fans of this vast universe going until more news about the franchise is able to be revealed. Overall, this is a good read, and will hopefully continue to be down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Jul 25, 2013

    Mass Effect's lead writer does it again in this next installment of the sci-fi franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Daniel Briscoe Jul 25, 2013

    A first issue that fans of the series will enjoy and get excited about while giving new comers to the series a character driven sci-fi story that promises to be interesting and full of turns makes Mass Effect: Foundation #1 a high pick for comics coming out this week, and is a series that should be near the top of anyone's list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin Jul 24, 2013

    My fellow Ungrownups and Geeks, Mass Effect Foundation #1 is definitely a real treat. It's basically an origin story, and I won't tell you who's it about. Maybe it's already been revealed…maybe not. Eitherway, you should like this one!—Randall Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Anirudh Singh Jul 30, 2013

    The artwork is pretty decent, nothing jaw dropping but nothing to complain about either and the story is tightly wound with plenty of action. If you are a Mass Effect fan, this one is a must for you. For the rest of you who like Sci-Fi…I don't think you will mind taking a peek into these pages either. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Alex Craig Jul 24, 2013

    7.0 Fits well into game universeSolid writingFast paced, low downtime Plenty of plot twistsOmar Francia's art fits the theme wellAwkward posing during fights makes action hard to follow No KrogansSeveral clichesNo omni tools Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Jul 22, 2013

    Mass Effect: Foundation #1 is action packed and suspenseful, a perfect reflection of the ME video game series. Old fans and curious readers alike will find something about this comic to enjoy, be it the great character creation, fast paced story or shocking mystery at the end. There is a looming question after reflecting on the comic that could pose as a tripping point, but it is also too early to tell if it will become an issue. We can only hope this spoilery question will be addressed further into the series. Read Full Review

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