Since its debut this past Tuesday, "Mass Effect 2" has been clogging trending topics on social networks, forcing gamers to call in sick to work and even gaining the attention of Hollywood with its intense brand of action and sci-fi. But comic fans don't necessarily have to shell out for the price of admission to see what all the futuristic fuss is about. The iPhone crowd can catch a glimpse of Dark Horse's "Mass Effect: Redemption" as a free download on Wed., February 3rd.

Written by ME2 scribe Mac Walters with art by Omar Francia, the comic is said to flesh out the life of Commander Shepard, the star of the game and a very nicely rendered Matthew Fox doppelganger.

The free offer ends at the end of the day, so it's probably a massively effective idea to mark your iCalendar before its price increases of $0.99.