This review contains some spoilers for the Mass Effect games and comics.
Mass Effect: Homeworlds #4 is the story fans will know the most about as Liara T’Soni is back in comic form after Mass Effect: Redemption. The story covers one of the few areas of Liara’s life that we’ve not seen yet, but fans will recognize quickly where it fits in her story. I found myself enjoying this familiarity with Liara and how it Homeworlds #4 shows her in some new light. The story takes place after she has taken over as the Shadow Broker and is using that position to look for ways to fight the Reapers.
The first third of the comic shows how Liara would search all of the information available to her and work with her allies to find out more. Things then get pretty exciting and we get to see just how powerful a biotic she really is. In the games we know she is strong and hold her own in a fight, but we’ve never see her show her powers like this. It was impressive to see what she is capable of when her back is against the wall.
The comic has a few characters from the games that I was not expecting to see but it was nice to see Liara interacting with them without Shepherd there. The story has a little less action than some of the other Homeworlds comics, but still plenty of it in there. The story leads up to right before the events that start Mass Effect 3 which fill in one of the few questions that the game never fully covers. It was nice to see the story getting some of the back story filled in while finding out a little more about Laira.
Mass Effect fans probably already have been reading the Homeworlds series, but if you have not, you really should check them out. They are great stories that fill in the Mass Effect Universe.