Check out my review of issue #4.
Mass Effect: Foundation #5 tells the story of Miranda and Jacob’s quest for Commander Shepard’s body. This is definitely my least favorite issue of the series so far. For one, it’s not a contained story, and ends on a cliffhanger. For seconds…I think Clark or Geraci (taking over for Parker) may not know how to draw black characters.
Rasa, the assassin whose thread ties the series together, appears to have been whitewashed, with just a touch of darkness to her skin and silky, non-ethnic hair. Also, her boobs grew a few sizes too, improbably, but whatever. Meanwhile, Jacob looks NOTHING like his in-game character. Instead, he looks like the random muscle from an 80s action flick, complete with lighter skin.
I hate to nitpick like this, but the previous four issues were so interesting because we had a kickass, ethnic, female protagonist. Now I’m very put off. The story was also not very engaging.
Although I’m disappointed, the previous four issues were good enough that I’m not giving up on the ending of this neat little series.
“On the distant, lawless edge of the populated galaxy, Jacob Taylor and Miranda Lawson are sent to search for the body of the deceased Commander Shepard. Instead, they encounter a threat that could lead to their demise as well!”
Writer: Mac Walters
Penciller: Matthew Clark
Inker: Drew Geraci
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré
Click here to purchase Mass Effect: Foundation #5.
[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]
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