Assassin's Creed: Uprising #1

by Ryan.L on January 31, 2017

Writer: Alex Paknadel, Dan Watters
Artist: Jose Holder
Colorist: Marco Lesko
Publisher: Titan Comics

Things have been getting Crazy for the Brotherhood of Assassin's. The Templars seek to create a 'perfect' world governed by discipline and unity, which is the complete opposite of what the Brotherhood fights for which is free will. The Phoenix Project is also nearing completion and Charlotte de la Cruz and the Brotherhood rush to stop the Templars. But things are not going as well as the Templars had hoped and a rebel faction has been discovered in the order.

This issue things get right into it with many of the Assassin's off on different missions. There is a lot of action as the Brotherhood works to find out the Templars plans and put a stop to them once and for all. On the other side The Black Cross continues his investigation into the Assassin's and also the Templars. There is more going on than either side realizes and the Black Cross aims to figure it out.

I really enjoyed this issue a lot. There was so much action at the beginning and then followed by the Black Cross and his detective work. This issue did just jump right into things so if you haven't read any of the previous series you might be a little lost. But Alex Paknadel and Dan Watters do a great job of giving us a little rundown on each character as they are introduced, so you know what side they play for, their nationality, and a little bit about them. You really get a sense of the tension that both sides are feeling from the stakes being raised so much.

This book is all current time without any of the Animus, but it really worked and helped to set up where everyone is currently at. I liked how the different styles from Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed: Templars were combined into this series. It really works well and makes me excited to see these two warring factions come to a head. This is just the beginning but you can already tell that it will be an explosive finish.

Jose Holder just blows you away with his pages in this book. Each one is laid out perfectly and when it switches from action to investigation it's seamless but doesn't loose any of the momentum and excitement it has built up. You can really see how his background as a storyboard artist really enhances the drama he is able to bring to the pages of this book.

If you are a fan of Assassin's Creed then you really should pick this book up. Many of the story lines from the games are going to be major plot points in this series so you are not going to want to miss it. This is an incredible first issue to what I know will be and outstanding series.

Look for your copy at your local comic book store or on the apps tomorrow February 1st!


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