— Spoilers for Deus Ex Universe: Children's Crusade follow!
Deus Ex Universe: Children's Crusade is a comic book tie-in series that happens prior to the events of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It is published by Titan Comics, and the first issue was released on February 10, 2016.
"With society still reeling from the Aug Incident – the Illuminati orchestrated event which caused millions of augmented individuals to mindlessly attack their 'natural' counterparts – anti-aug sentiment is at an all-time global high.
Augmentation is now viewed as a serious threat to humanity. In response, transhumans have been segregated from the rest of society and placed in slum-like ghettos – an act many are calling 'mechanical apartheid'.
Task Force 29 – an Interpol-funded coalition, created to quash the rising tide of terrorist activity on both sides – stands as the world’s main defense against total anarchy.
In the city of Prague, where tension is especially high, the team’s latest recruit, Adam Jensen, an unwillingly-augmented freelance operative with unspoken ties to the Aug Incident, has joined Task Force 29 as its latest recruit. Striking from the air, he now begins his first mission in the field!"
"Following last issue’s explosive revelation, Adam and Task Force 29’s investigation leads them into the heart of the Glasshütte - Dresden's heaving transhuman ghetto - where the augmented struggle daily for basic survival. But with its residents, the media, and even the local police vying against them, it's going to be far from a clean-cut operation..."
"With Helena and her augmented daughter in custody, Titus King's hate-mongering leads to escalating tension around TF29 HQ, leaving the strike force in an uncompromising position. Meanwhile, Jensen discovers a shocking link to the pro-aug terrorists, which could have serious ramifications for the world at large."
"As riots ignite across the continent, Titus King incites further fans the flames of hostility by taking his hate speech into the heart of the Glasshütte. Meanwhile, Jensen undertakes a covert operation to discover the demagogue's connection to the terrorist cell and the real reason behind his anti-aug affront."
"In an attempt to strike a blow against the world's anti-Aug agenda, Titus King has been taken hostage by a group of pro-Aug radicals led by his augmented son Sebastian. Whether they like it or not, it's up to TF-29 to save the political agitator from a very public execution. But can Adam Jensen diffuse the situation without the spilling of more innocent blood?"