Titan Comics 2015
Written by Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery
Illustrated by Neil Edwards
Coloured by Ivan Nunes
Lettered by Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt
Charlotte’s dreams of being part of the Assassin Brotherhood have begun to crack and darken. She has seen friends die and, with Kody and Galina, been forced to hide from the Templars now in hot pursuit. Fleeing into the shadows, the three Assassins find the bonds of the Brotherhood stretched to breaking point as the recriminations start…
So this issue we catch up with the remaining members, just a trio now, as they are on the run from the disaster that ended the last issue. Hurt and on the defensive after having lost the element of surprise it’ll be interesting to see how this arc continues to play out. I’m thinking this is the first time we see Charlotte calling her mom to tell she’s okay and all that which kind of seems odd at first till you think about how she’s been drafted on the fly and then was all in that machine in the past so I guess this really is the first time she’s been able. Wow see what the guys do here they write this so you think about how the story goes. You aren’t just a passenger along for the ride but you are almost a part of the story.
I love Neil and Ivan working together on this they really have this ability to make things pop. Though I have to question the decor of the motel/hotel rooms. They seem awfully sparse with no air conditioner or pictures on the wall. As someone who has stayed in more than his share of rooms that seems off to me. So when we see Charlotte jump into another ancestor in a different place and time the scenery is lush, gorgeous and full of immense detail. It’s the kind of work I really expected to see throughout.
As I was reading this I kept thinking wait a minute we really haven’t gotten to the bottom of the last arc’s visit in Charlotte’s ancestor. So yes I was slightly confused by this new direction until I went back and realized that this one ties into the last one and in reality it’s a natural progression of the story. It’s also a great way to get a look at a culture we NEVER see in comics and that’s the Incan empire. That Charlotte’s ancestry goes back that far that she can jump into this persona is amazing!
So i’m a huge fan of the fact you have to read this. If you skim you miss so tread carefully. I’ve already said you feel like you are part of the story and now with this level of writing not only is that true but there’s more intelligence to it than you’d expect. So this goes so far beyond just a video game franchise and takes you into the story and makes you a player like it’s supposed to as you think your way through this just as much as experience the action.
For someone like me who doesn’t play video games this series is completely able to stand on it’s own as separate entity while also still being able to make those who play it enjoy it as well.
Titan has their pulse on what’s hot, new and exciting.