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– by Michael Connally

Titan-Comics and Ubisoft have put their faith in Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery to helm the launch of the Assassin’s Creed.  I believe that they have chosen the right duo to make this comic series stand on its own.  It has been a very difficult challenge over the years converting a video game series to movie or comics but this is a good start.  Ubisoft is investing a lot into their beloved series with a comic book series coming out and a movie beginning production soon.  The Assassin’s Creed has one of the largest fan followings in the world so branching into other mediums I believe is a safe bet.  Assassin’s Creed #1 is a great start for the series.

Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery do a great job of packing the first issue with a ton of emotions.  As I was reading this comic the story reminded me of the premise of the first Matrix movie. At the start we are introduced to Charlotte.  A go getter college graduate that wants to change the world but always falling into bad breaks.  On her spare time she spends it playing online games and mastering levels to perfection.  After thinking that her life is going nowhere she is introduced to a group of young assassin’s that inform her that she has a bigger meaning to her life.  It is then when Charlotte take her first trip back in time in the Animus.  The only complaint I had about this story was the introduction of so many characters.  With the story moving at a fast pace it became difficult to keep up with all the characters that were included.

The artwork flows really well throughout the book. Edwards and Nunes do a great job of not cluttering up the panels with unnecessary background.  I loved the style and technique they use to make some of the images almost 3 dimensional.  On top of the artwork inside the artwork for all the variant covers look insane.

If you are a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series you need to pick up this comic.  If you have never played the game you need to pick up this comic. 

Source: Titan-Comics

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