_Mass Effect 2_ lead writer Mac Walters reveals the origin of our galaxy's most mysterious power brokerthe Illusive Man! With cowriter John Jackson Miller (_Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic_) and artist Omar Francia (_Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II_), Walters chronicles humanity's first deadly days on the galactic stage and uncovers the pivotal role the Illusive Man played in it all! Available only in comics, this essential piece of _Mass Effect_ canon offers new insights for existing fans, while the focus on humanity's first steps into the wider _Mass Effect_ universe provides a riveting story of action and intrigue for sci-fi readers of all stripes! Don't miss the secret origin of the Illusive Man! The world's most acclaimed sci-fi video-game series returns to comics! _Mass Effect 2_ sold two million copies in its first week and earned a 96 percent score on Metacritic, the industry-watched review aggregator.