Foundation's initial issue was all about origins and where characters, such as the main character Rasa, started. Issue 2 however is quite the opposite of that, and starts to solidify its tie to the Mass Effect universe. The missing ingredient was everyone's favorite krogan, Wrex. Issue 1 was solid overall, but only felt connected due to its numerous references, while 2 feels as if it stepped out of the game due to how familiar Mac Walters is in writing Wrex. His voice is pitch perfect, so much so that when he calls someone a stunted pyjak I hear Steven Barr's voice. Urdnot splits the book with Rasa and Kai leng, who, surprise surprise, is just as much of a tool in the books as he was in the games. Seeing Rasa interact with Wrex, even in the from afar way its done for most of the issue, was the highlight, and by issue's end you get the feeling that it's not the last we'll see of him, and that can only be a good thing. Now that I've completed citadel (something I had not done when issue 1 came out), Rasa becomes a much richer character, and I'm excited to see how the character got there to where she ends up.
Art wise, Tony Parker did an outstanding job on the issue overall, and was truly born to illustrate krogans. Wrex's scenes, and the action in general, jump right off the page, but when it comes to drawing human characters the art isn't always as polished. There are multiple examples of panels with humans looking a bit awkward, especially when it comes to their facial expressions. Not a huge deal, especially for players of the games, who are known to witness some crazy graphical facial issues, but just something that stuck out to me.
I'm enjoying Foundation, and as I've just wrapped up my third play through of Mass Effect 3, its nice to have something of quality in the Mass Effect universe to sink my teeth into. Here's hoping it continues its upward climb.