Whether from a dusty bookshelf or long-lost folder on a hard drive, the time has come to pull out the novels and dig up the comics. Originally an idea by YamiX0, the Mass Effect Book Club brings together seasoned devotees and sprightly newcomers for a chronological readthrough of the series – and you are invited!

Starting with Mass Effect: Evolution, the comic providing an outline to the Illusive Man's background along with a peek into the fabled First Contact War, each participant will individually read a certain work or passage in a pre-determined period of time. The group will then assemble to exchange views on the selected reading through comments on the respective blog post, and possibly in Chat.

This post serves as the discussion space for the first read, which comprises issues 1 and 2 of the Evolution comic. A question raised in earlier debates is that of the Arca Monolith, the ominous object pivotal to the events of the comic: is it indesputably a Reaper artefact, or could it be something else? What do you think?

Join us as we revisit the works in seek of greater understanding of the lore, or jump on the opportunity to explore the expanded universe for the first time in benevolent company.

To be read: Mass Effect: Evolution #1-2
Discussion starts: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Moving on to the remaining issues! Thanks to everyone who have participated so far. We'll be continuing the discussion starting Sunday-Monday or thereabouts, so there should be plenty of time for anyone who missed the first "meeting" to catch up. Happy reading! — 01:42, March 29, 2014 (UTC)

To be read: Mass Effect: Evolution #3-4
Discussion starts: Sunday, March 30, 2014

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