Assassin's Creed: Templars #1

Assassin's Creed: Templars #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Dennis Calero Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: March 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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All-new adventures from the world of Assassin's Creed. In 1927 Darius Gift arrived in Shanghai on his first assignment for the Templar Order. A minor misstep means he soon finds himself mixed up in the shadowy underworld of the International Settlement, and mixed up with the mysterious, enigmatic, Black Cross. Covers by Paul Pope, Mark Laming, Dennis Calero, Joe Corroney, and Mariano Laclaustra.

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Christopher Calloway Mar 24, 2016

    The Templars mini-series is shaping up to be another strong offeringfrom Titan Comics thanks scoring the talented creative team of Van Lente and Calero to tell the story. If you ever needed an excuse to check out the world of Assassin's Creed, I cannot think of any better reason than starting with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 23, 2016

    The newest Assassin's Creed comic is already shaping up to be a worthwhile addition to the ever-growing franchise. Templars #1 stands out for several reasons, but above all because it works to humanize the Templar faction and makes great use of a very distinctive historical setting. This first issue is a solid start, and it leaves plenty of room for the book to get even better in the next four chapters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Mar 23, 2016

    Overall I'm interested to see where this story goes. I'm expecting more betrayals as the story goes on since the Templar's are known to be devious in their activities. This first issue was executed well and an Assassin's Creed fan will appreciate the Easter eggs from the video game. There's even a bio for the history of the Templars at the end of the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - John Newby Mar 21, 2016

    So far, Assassins Creed Templars is a solid comic; the story is interesting, Black Cross seems like a good character, and there is a lot of room for growth. As long as writer Fred Van Lente can focus on the villains some more, then the story should be good to go. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Mar 23, 2016

    A good introductory issue with an interesting story line that builds on the existing world of Assassin's Creed. It helps carry the idea of the Templar into yet another time period allowing the "Order" to once again prove it has a lasting presence. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Mar 22, 2016

    Assassin's Creed Templars #1 is a decent start to the series introducing an intriguing character in the Black Cross and creating an interesting setup that could explorer the dynamics in the Templar Order. The opening sequence is great in setting the stage, and it's easy to become engrossed in it. However, the rest of the issue is somewhat hit and miss because Darius is not the most compelling protagonist and most of it is dedicated to him. Shanghai in 1927 is an interesting setting full of potential. And since it's not long until the Black Cross makes another appearance I'm really looking forward to next issue and seeing more of the world of the Templars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Mar 18, 2016

    Writer Fred Van Lente teams up again with artist Dennis Calero. Lente's writing has a nice rhythm to it, and I appreciate the authentic time appropriate lingo he uses. The dialogue doesn't feel forced and the story moves smoothly. Dennis Calero's art in this book is dark, which he's known for. I believe this book calls for that, and Calero certainly delivers Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 24, 2016

    The series doesn't offer anything remarkable, but it's nice to see a window into the Templars in a more recent era"the roaring '20s, to be exact. Read Full Review

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