I love the Mass Effect universe. I think the characters are interesting and unique. Each personal story doesn’t feel like an afterthought to Shepard’s story. That’s why I like the comics so much. All the side characters (aka everyone not Shepard) get their stories expanded upon and it just adds to the whole ‘verse.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
In Mass Effect: Foundation #2, the focus of the issue is on Wrex as he attempts to fulfill his contract on Fist, which you help him with in ME1. However, it also ties into ME2 and 3, with the Illusive Man having a minor role and Kai Leng’s appearance being mostly dialogue. An agent for Cerberus, Rasa, attempts to delay Wrex and get to Fist first. She obviously succeeds as Wrex is detained by C-Sec, where the player meets him during ME1.
We don’t see a lot of motivation for Wrex to kill Fist, other than money, but that fits in perfectly with Wrex’s personality. What is shown is Wrex being a major badass and taking out people left, right, and center. He even takes out a squad of Batarians and Turians singlehandedly, showing why most people don’t tend to fight Krogans head on. Wrex is delayed at every turn, with Rasa finishing her mission quickly. However, she seems to like Wrex’s determination and helps him not get into too much trouble.
This comic enhances Wrex’s innate awesomeness and how he always finishes a job. The video games fleshed out his characteristics pretty well and the comic only adds to that. I was able to hear Wrex’s voice actor, Steven Barr, throughout the dialogue, which is a good thing as it stayed true to the character. I do like that they brought in characters from ME2 and 3, tying the universe more solidly together. Adding all the little details together is the best way to make the ‘verse feel more coherent and alive.