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Your first look inside Mass Effect: Discovery, the first Mass Effect: Andromeda comic (update)

Discovery will take us inside the ‘mysterious’ Andromeda Initiative

Lieutanant Tiran Kandros on the cover of Mass Effect: Discovery
Dark Horse Comics/BioWare
Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Mass Effect: Andromeda will hit stores on March 21, and just a few short weeks later, BioWare will publish its first expansion on the story of the long-awaited game, Mass Effect: Discovery.

Created as a part of the game publisher’s longstanding relationship with Dark Horse Comics, we now know that Discovery will follow a Turian soldier going undercover in the Andromeda Initiative — a private multi-species coalition seeking to travel beyond the Milky Way to the Andromeda galaxy.

And courtesy of Dark Horse, Polygon can reveal a sneak peek of the comic right here. The first of five issues of Mass Effect: Discovery, written by Jeremy Barlow with art by Fabriel Guzman and Michael Atiyeh, will hit shelves on April 12, 2017.

Update: Dark Horse has sent Polygon corrected information on Mass Effect: Discovery. The series will consist of four issues, not five, and issue #1 will hit shelves on May 24, 2017.

Here’s the official summary:

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, writer Jeremy Barlow and artist Gabriel Guzman team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!

Lieutenant Kandros’ tragic backstory, from the Mass Effect: Discovery interiors
Dark Horse Comics/BioWare
The full cover of Mass Effect: Discovery
Dark Horse Comics/BioWare

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