On sale March 8th from Titan Comics is Assassin’s Creed Reflections. The brand-new comic book series, features four stand-alone adventures starring assassins from the Ubisoft video game franchise Assassin’s Creed. Starting off the series with Ezio from Assassin’s Creed II, and including many others. Written by Eisner-nominated Ian Edginton (Last Descendants) and illustrated by Valeria Favoccia (Assassin’s Creed Uprising), Reflections goes beyond the the main story lines of the video game, with all new stories for not only comic book readers but video game fans as well.
In this issue, Templar agent Otso Berg’s research through the Animus Technology, leads him to Florence in the 15th century. Using the memories of the once legendary Ezio Auditore da Firenze in order to navigate the past. Meanwhile in Amboise France, Leonardo da Vinci, appears to be on his deathbed. An old friend is trying to comfort him in his final hour but da Vinci seems to be bothered by the gesture. Accusing him of drinking from his wine cellar. Da Vinci, the former assassin has one last secret to share, in regards to one of his most famous works.
I’ve played several of the Assassin’s Creed video games, and one of the things I love is the complexities of the story lines. This comic is no different, building several different plots in layers and then bringing them together almost intertwining with the larger universe. The art is just as amazing, with a playful almost animated style easily conveying movement within the panels. The over-saturation of blue in the Animus lab makes me feel like I’m playing one of the games. With bright greens and washed browns in France, has a look like you could really there. With an abundance of great characters that people have grown to love, this is perfect for next chapter in the comic book line. It’s not hard to see why the franchise is such a success, that all started with the release of Assassin’s Creed a decade ago.