As you dig into Mass Effect 3, you'll find the game has quite a few call-outs to events that happened between the second and third games in Bioware's sci-fi trilogy. Conveniently, these events happened in the Dark Horse-published comic tie-ins and more conveniently still, we've got details on the three trades after the jump.
Mass Effect Vol. 1: Redemption TPB
The story of what happens next-exclusive to this graphic novel-will have the commander's companion Dr. Liara T'Soni undertake a deadly mission of extraordinary importance in the Milky Way's lawless Terminus Systems.
Mass Effect Vol. 2: Evolution TPB
The Illusive Man sits at the center of many of the galaxy's greatest mysteries and is a key figure of Mass Effect 2 and beyond. Now, for the first time anywhere, the origin of the Illusive Man is revealed, in a story exclusive to this graphic novel!
Mass Effect Vol. 3: Invasion
Mass Effect 2 & 3 lead writer Mac Walters returns with an essential story from BioWare's massively anticipated video game Mass Effect 3!
The Omega space station is the center of lawlessness in the galaxy, a den of vice ruled by the deadly asari Aria. It is also a strategic foothold in a galaxy-wide power struggle, and when the station comes under attack from a new threat unleashed by the humanity-first organization Cerberus, Aria is forced to become more ruthless than ever to protect her home--and her dominion!
You can find more Mass Effect comics, including the upcoming Homeworlds series as well as new merch from the series at Dark Horse's site.
...And then there was the time someone homaged Morrissey and SMB
"Someone" in this case, being electronic musician "lazyitis," who composed the chip-tune nod to the Mope of Pope and the Plumber with Problems with this cover of "This Charming Man."