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Marauder Shields: Episode 53 (A)

"Course Correction"

The 53rd episode of the Marauder Shields comic. In this one… We pick up our story right where we left it off, with Jacob and Kasumi racing against time. This version follows a non-romanced Jacob.


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Other versions

Jacob romanced Shepard


Additional information

Episodes 52 and 53 (this one) were originally written as a single episode, which – I believe – made the former feel a bit obsolete… Alas, hope that splitting them up didn’t spoil them for you. There’s a lot of cool stuff coming in the next few episodes, so be sure to keep up with my latest updates!


Credits

Story / Art: Koobismo
Editor: AssaultSloth
Special thanks: Max Demyu & Phil Hornshaw
Additional graphical help: Kaze & Oyee (Gina)
Koobismo.com support: Signo Vir
General support: Bombeletta
Dedicated to: Phil Hornshaw and Caitlin M. Foyt – the awesome newlyweds!


Disclaimer

The Mass Effect universe, its design and characters are owned by BioWare/EA Productions. This is a work of parody and fan-fiction, created under the terms of fair use. Special thanks to BioWare for creating the world we all love and care for!

11 Comments

Lieber

2013-10-06 19:17:57

Lieber

Great selection of background music and awesome episode. Definitely got me excited, even if I don’t care much for Jacob. Good job as always!

Greenvale SR2

2013-10-06 19:23:05

Greenvale SR2

Wonderful episode once again Koobs. Great to see the multiple versions continuing, it is a decision that really helps to personalise a story the readers have no agency in, keeps the themes of Mass Effect going, kudos! I love that you’ve taken the occular flashbangs line from Mordin and run with it. Really looking forward to seeing this conspiracy element really unfurl over the course of the story! Once again, fantastic work!

PS Congratulations to Phil and Caitlin!

Crul Lovetroy

2013-10-06 20:45:15

Crul Lovetroy

Squeeeeee it’s Marauder Shields Day! :) I’m super-duper happy right now! Needless to say, intriguing episode. I really don’t like how they handled Jacob in the games but I feel you’re getting the best of him. Doesn’t make me care more about him, really, but I would feel terribly sorry for Kasumi ;) Anyway…I’m glad the IRS didn’t delay your work more than you would’ve liked. Any news on that, btw?

    Juri Arisugawa

    2013-10-08 00:15:43

    Juri Arisugawa

    YAY! Someone else calls it Marauder Shields Day now too!!!!!!!!!!!! *happy dance*

Rafael Piñero

2013-10-06 22:33:07

Dammit Jacob!. I always liked him, in spite of how he got treated as a character.

Juri Arisugawa

2013-10-08 00:19:27

Juri Arisugawa

It’s Marauder Shields day ^________^. Can’t wait to see if Jacob opens up a big can o’whupass on Cerberus.

Dwarfman

2013-10-08 12:07:59

Dwarfman

Goddammit Jacob stop being everyone’s meat shield, think of ya family, man!!!!!

Or something like that…anyway great work Koobs! And great work developing the characters. Especially under-appreciated characters like Jacob that despite their potential were seemingly thrown under the bus by the bioware writers – and everyone else it seems.

An Individual

2013-10-10 01:30:26

An Individual

Another great episode Koobs. I’m becoming increasingly aware of how much more weighty individual moments appear to be here than in other comics I’ve read. And it’s not just the story; although that’s certainly a factor. I suspect it has something to do with the need to scroll. In other comics you generally see whole pages and jump from one to the next through a quick click, swipe, or page turn (and in most web comics you only see a page or two a week). Scrolling requires more effort and control. Each panel is revealed from the top down. It takes time and it requires a certain amount of awareness so that you don’t scroll past the end of the panel. It seems to slow down the absorption process a little bit and force you to take more of it in.

embrace_destruction

2013-10-11 00:37:40

embrace_destruction

I need to go back and re-read a lot of episodes. My brain isn’t what it used to be and I’m kind of lost.

    Steven

    2013-10-19 02:14:31

    Steven

    agreed : /

    I still enjoyed it. I just feel like I’d enjoy it a bit more if I remembered all the intricacies.
    But I’ll go back and reread the whole thing after it’s finished.

Mike Doyle

2013-10-13 00:10:25

Mike Doyle

well done! so glad you put an option for people who romanced jacob. love that character.

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