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This article is about the comic series. For the game, see Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
The Deus Ex: Human Revolution comics are a series of mature graphic novels, composed of a total of six issues, created in conjunction with DC Comics and written by Robbie Morrison. The principal drawing artists are Trevor Hairsine and Sergio Sandoval, the cover artist is Jim Murray, the editing artists are Ben Abernathy and Kristy Quinn, the color artist is Jorge Gonzalez, and the letters artist is Saida Temofonte.

The series tells a side-story of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, retaining the protagonist Adam Jensen, and taking place right after the fight with the notorious antagonist Lawrence Barrett. The comics expand on many aspects of the storyline, primarily Jensen's past as a SWAT team member and its connections to his present life. It makes for an interesting segue in the Human Revolution story, featuring many familiar faces such as David Sarif, Francis Pritchard, Dr. Marcovic, and Faridah Malik, along with a few new in-depth individuals.

DC Comics provided the following synopsis

"The legendary video game franchise, which PC Gamer called "The Best PC Game of All Time," comes to comics in advance of the highly anticipated new installment in the series! Adam Jensen is a cybernetically enhanced security operative for the powerful Sarif Industries in a future where biological enhancements have become commonplace, yet fanatically opposed by many. While recovering the kidnapped niece of the founder of Sarif Industries, Jensen unstitches a mystery that goes all the way back to his fully human SWAT origins in Detroit – and an adventure of violence and betrayal that will span the globe!"

Issues Edit

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (#1) Edit

Synopsis Edit

(See synopsis above)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Ghost in the Machine (#2) Edit


"The legendary franchise comes to comics in advance of the highly-anticipated new game! Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Adam Jensen purses an augmented terrorist group and learns that, even in a world of superhuman enhancements, the female is still the deadliest of the species…"
- Synopsis, DC Comics

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Shoot to Kill (#3) Edit


"A ghost from Adam Jensen's past rears his ugly, augmented head and it's open warfare! Even with a new ally, Adam has his hands full . . . but what's the connection between Adam's past and his current assignment?"
- Synopsis, DC Comics

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Assasination Run (#4) Edit


"The danger rises to explosive levels as the psychotic cyborg Durant continues his war against Sarif Industries. With the future of human evolution hanging in the balance, Adam Jensen engages in a relentless hunt for his former friend and current nemesis."
- Synopsis, DC Comics

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Extinction Agenda! (#5) Edit


"Adam Jensen closes in on his former ally Durant...but who's pulling the psycho cyborg's strings? Is this all a feint to undermine Sarif Industries? If so, who's behind it? Based on the acclaimed video game!"
- Synopsis, DC Comics

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Daemonicus Ex! (#6) Edit


"In the shattering conclusion to this epic story, Adam Jensen faces off against his super-augmented former boss, Durant, in a war for the ages...but as with any conflict, casualties will be high and blood will be shed. Will Adam walk out of this alive?"
- Synopsis, DC Comics

References Edit



  • Despite the story taking place relatively within Human Revolution's story arc, Jensen has a surprising amount of active augmentations throughout the comic series.
  • Faridah is depicted as piloting a helicopter, instead of the VTOL she flys ingame.
  • Despite taking place in the middle of the events of the game, the events in the comic are never reference by any of the characters.


  • The Augmented Edition of the game contains a bonus disc that includes a video - a nine minute long 'motion comic' - that takes you through the first half of the first issue.
  • Sergio Sandoval is credited in all of the comics except the first issue.
  • Jorge Gonzalez is credited as the artist of color in the comics, yet DC Comics lists Rex Lokus.


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