I’ve got to admit I’m really enjoying the Mass Effect: Homeworlds series. Seeing some of the best squad mates from Mess Effect as kids and on adventures that took place without Shepard really draws me into the universe even more. In issue number 3 we’ve for a great look at Garrus. While the story is what I love about Mass Effect I don’t want to neglect to mention that the art in this comic is great. It uses a lot of color but without looking too cartoony. There is a grit to the look that fits with Garrus and the story. I’m going to cover some spoilers so stop here if you don’t want anything about the story spoiled.
The story we get about Garrus spans from his childhood through his time as Archangel. His father was tough on him trying to raise him to be a great soldier and to be able to push through any situation. Garrus being a kid did not appreciate just how useful these lessons could be, and into adult hood he had a rough relationship with his father because of it. Ultimately this led to him leaving C-Sec because he felt like he was was not really helping people in practical ways.
On Omega he started helping people and fighting the gangs there as be could. This led other like-minded people to his crew. They were largely successful for a while but Garrus was so intent on eradication the gangs he did not see the bigger picture and the issues starting to form within his squad. Ultimately this led to him being pinned down alone facing off against all 3 gangs. If you played the Mass Effect series you know what happens next, and if you have not then you probably are not reading these comics.
I love how we see Garrus come full circle in this comic from a kid who just wants to take a break to the most feared soldiers on Omega. The story pieces all tied in perfectly and give us a look at Garrus that we only get hints to in the games. Next month we get the last issue in the Mass Effect: Homeworlds series with a look at Liara. I cannot wait.