(Okay, technically its not entirely new as the third part to the new series has just been released.) Slated for a 5-issue run is the new Assassin’s Creed comic series from Titan Comics. At the helm are Connor McCreary and Anthony Del Col, two experienced writers who gained recognition with both their brilliant series ‘Kill Shakespeare’ and their mini series ‘Harry Houdini vs. Sherlock Holmes’.
Now this talented team has been contracted to create the latest Assassin’s Creed comic book, and who better than two men who have made their mark in comic books with a history of delivering original material based on known characters in historical settings.
The series follows the Assassin’s Creed model of a person in modern times diving into past memories to learn about their connection to skilled assassins of the past.
This time the new assassin is Charlotte de la Cruz, with the story being set during the Salem Witch Trials.
Once again McCreary and Del Col deliver with believable characters, accurate surroundings and a solid story.
The dialogue moves easily between the two time periods in a believable fashion. While this may seem like a minor detail, keep in mind that many works have been criticized for failing to recognize that throughout history, speech patterns have changed. Not only do McCreary and Del Col do this, they do it well in a story that is interesting and fits the time period.
Not to be outdone artist Neil Edwards creates page after page of clean, dynamic art that is energetic and has movement throughout the panels.
So if you’re looking for a new Assassin’s Creed fix, a good comic, are fans of the McCreary/Del Col team or of Neil Edwards then check out the new Titan Comics latest edition to this popular franchise.
You can order the current issue, and back issues from the Titan Comics Official Website.
John Goodale is the author of ‘Johnny Gora’ (available through Amazon.com), and a number of articles here on TMRZoo.com. His monthly column ‘Indy Comics Spotlight’ appears here and through his blog Indy Comics Spotlight