Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dragon Age To Receive New Comic Series

Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dragon Age To Receive New Comic Series

Fans of both games and comic books, of which there are many, will be happy to know that both Mass Effect and Dragon Age will be receiving new comic book series next year. Popular imprint Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the stories, having published past comics in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age universes, as well as from Star Wars and other video game properties like The Witcher.

Mass Effect: Discovery will release in spring of 2017. Its story is by Mass Effect: Andromeda creative director Mac Walters, lead writer John Dombrow, and writer Jeremy Barlow. The series will be written by Barlow with Gabriel Guzmán on the art. Details on the story are slim but it will tie in with the Mass Effect: Andromeda video game. Discovery is part of Dark Horse’s Mass Effect Andromeda Program, which in addition to the comic will include an adult coloring book, an art book and a poster collection. You heard that right, a coloring book for adults! The coloring book will release March 1st, 2017, the art book will release March 21st, 2017 with the poster collection available in fall 2017. Based on these release dates, it may be safe to assume a release of the Mass Effect: Andromeda game in March, as artbooks tend to release in conjunction with a game or shortly after.

Dragon Age: Knight Errant first issue will release on May 10th, 2017. Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir will write Knight Errant, with art handled by Fernando Heinz Furukawa and covers by Sachin Teng. Guess who’s also getting an adult coloring book? That’s right, Dragon Age is, and it’s going to be available February 8th 2017. All in all, there may not be a new game on the immediate horizon, but there certainly is new content and new stories on the way.

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Comics are a great way to promote a game as well as expand upon the stories and worlds presented, and we’re seeing more of these tie-ins, such as the recent Dark Souls 3 comic. Ready to add 2 new titles to your monthly pull list? Or is some relaxing coloring more your speed? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.


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15 comments on “Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dragon Age To Receive New Comic Series”

  1. Avatar Emergence says:

    Get your crayons ready!

    It sounds silly at first, but I’ve actually been into the adult coloring book thing for a while now, finding that it’s great at focus and relaxation. Specifically I like creating mandalas as a therapeutic tool but who’s to say that can’t be the case for coloring a picture of my homie Garrus?

  2. Avatar AngryFrozenWater says:

    Interesting. That means there is a delay. There should be a ME:A-related comic or book to be released in October this year, if memory serves me well.

    Edit 1: There was news about this on BSN in May this year (IIRC). The first one was called "Andromeda Initiation" and was, according to a German site specialized in game related books, to be released in August this year. The page was deleted some time later. Found the BSN thread archived here.

    Edit 2: The August date of the first one in a series of four was later confirmed on BSN in June. The thread about this is archived here on Fexralife.

  3. Avatar Emergence says:

    I’m anxiously awaiting those novels, as I’ve read all of the prior ones and found them all except one really great reads. I can’t remember which one I didn’t care for, but I believe it was the most recent.

    I’m a huge fan of expanded universe content outside of games and movies and love getting novels and comics that build upon the worlds. Some are executed better than others.

  4. Avatar Emergence says:

    Haha reading that thread showed me it was Deception that I didn’t care for. The ones by Drew Karpyshyn I really loved, and I enjoy his writing in general especially his Darth Bane series for Star Wars. That was the one bit of EU content invalidated by the new Star Wars canon that really upset me.

  5. Avatar AngryFrozenWater says:

    If was here you would’ve seen an angry reply, because Bioware stated that they would release an updated version of that book, but they never did. ;)

  6. Avatar Emergence says:

    Updated? As in rewritten? Ha.

  7. Avatar AngryFrozenWater says:

    Something along those lines. I didn’t follow it much, so I’m no expert. That’s why I tried to summon him. ;)

  8. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I just imagined E sitting on the floor wriggling his legs as he colors comics, tongue out on his lip corner, hands dirty with a mix or red and green, oblivious to everyone else.

    I will pay good money for whoever obtains this picture for future blackmail.

  9. Avatar Emergence says:

    Lol for the right price I’ll take a selfie of it.

  10. Avatar Tarshana says:

    I love comics.. so much. I even have a few ME ones. But this time around… I dunno. Bioware is just not the same anymore :( I think I will stick to Spawn and Cloak and Dagger.

  11. Avatar Drone223 says:

    To be fair and in Bioware’s defense the reputation of deception, the fact that it sold very poorly and the huge number of error’s in the novel scarpped any chance of the rewrite being released. Bioware probably concluded that the cost of publishing the rewrite won’t be worth it since at best it’d only sell a handful of copies which understandable tbh.

  12. Avatar Vigilant111 says:

    The art book cover looks good, somewhat reminiscent of Prometheus, but I won’t be pre-ordering it since BW hasn’t revealed much from the game

    Note to self: one should not judge a book by its cover

  13. ckmishn says:

    My solution: Don’t see the new Star Wars movie, don’t read the new books. I have an intense dislike for J.J. Abrams anyway for time-travel retconning the original Star Trek movies out of existence (and my earliest visual memory is actually of being on the set of that movie).

  14. VonUber says:

    Oh God. Not more back story and plot delivered by comics, it’s a terrible idea.

  15. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Maybe we can create a lore summary page on the wiki that explains the contents of the comics for those who don’t care for them.


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