The Illusive Man, introduced in Mass Effect 2, may have the voice of Martin Sheen, but who is he really? A new comic book, Mass Effect: Evolution, reveals his secrets — and we've got the first exciting preview pages.

Mass Effect: Evolution is on sale January 19, 2011 from Dark Horse Comics, but you can view two cover images and five preview pages below. And here are the details:

Mass Effect 2 Lead Writer Mac Walters reveals the origin of our galaxy's most mysterious powerbroker—The Illusive Man!

With co—writer John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) and artist Omar Francia (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2), 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!