Assassin's Creed #1

Assassin's Creed #1

Writer: Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Charlotte de la Cruz is overeducated and underemployed, wasting her time in a dead-end job in San Diego, and spending her free time chasing down conspiracy theories on the dark side of the internet. When a real-life conspiracy crashes into her life, she's pulled into the orbit of the Assassins, a mysterious organisation of principled killers with roots stretching back thousands of years - and users of the stolen Animus technology, which allows them to experience the memories of their ancestors as if they were there! Charlotte has a secret in her blood... the genetic memory of an ancestor who was in Salem at the time of the infamous witch trails: Tom Stoddard, an Assassin who witnessed a dark act with repercussions for the present day! As Charlotte is trained in the Assassins' art, and as she begins to investigate the life of her ancestor... the forces of the Templar Order move against her. Will Charlotte learn the skills she needs to survive, and the truth she needs to prove her worth

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Troy Powell Oct 7, 2015

    Although it's too early to definitely say where Assassin's Creed #1 falls in this respect, I am of the opinion that they have set up the groundwork well with a very human and relatable protagonist, and a fresh new ecosystem within the franchise. I look forward to reading more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Plug - Mike O'Rear Oct 9, 2015

    As a fan of Assassin's Creed I am very excited for this series and am truly impressed with it's latent potential. Issue one rushes through the "need-to-know"s a little bit, but solidly sets up the series for a more natural pacing moving forward. The characters have the potential for entertaining interaction and Charlotte has almost unlimited potential for development with all the different factors shaping this book. I have high hopes for Charlotte's entertainment factor as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Oct 13, 2015

    Assassin's Creed #1 is anexcellent start to the series and introduces an exciting new protagonistwhoaccomplishes the rare task of standing out immediately among a great roster of assassins. From the beginning to the end this issue is engrossing due to Charlotte, and the writing and artwork gives tremendous life to this story. And the action is as intense as one would expect from the Assassin's Creed franchise. I have a slight concern about Charlotte's ancestor seemingly being so generic but I'll wait to see how that plays out. Overall I'm happy with the beginning of Charlotte's journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Oct 13, 2015

    This is a five issue mini-series, and while it seems to be to rely on some basic Assassin Creed knowledge, I think someone could pick it up cold and have a good run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Oct 13, 2015

    I can't say with certainty that ASSASSIN'S CREED #1 achieves the same level of success. There's a lot to like here, and the stage is definitely set for an intriguing, action-packed, and satisfying series, but that may be limited to the built-in fanbase. That said, everyone should at least check it out. ASSASSIN'S CREED #1 is on shelves October 14th. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Oct 16, 2015

    Pacing is quite quick, although I wouldn't have minded a few extra pages to expand a little more on the main character and to get a little more info on the in game Animus we see at the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Oct 21, 2015

    The historical setting of Salem fits in perfectly with it being October, andHalloween just around the corner. The issue blends a limited amount of exposition well with the action to create an engaging read and not allow too many info-dumps. Despite a few weaknesses here and there that could be better polished,Assassin's Creed #1is a solid start to the series and a confident effort from Del Col, McCreery, Edwards & Nunes, and it looks like things are only going to get better from here on in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Oct 21, 2015

    This is a pretty solid book, and I think you'll like it. Even better if you're a big fan of the games! The art can be great, the story is good enough, and the premise is exciting and action-packed enough to have a lot of promise. I'm hoping we get to spend more time back in the past soon, because those are the most thrilling bits by far, but I'm happy with the whole for now. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 15, 2015

    Assassin's Creed has a surprisingly strong track record when it comes to comic book tie-ins. So far, it doesn't appear that this new series is going to break that trend. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Oct 13, 2015

    Assassin's Creed #1 does a good job of combining exposition, action, and character building. Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery have created an interesting character and story that looks to explore and challenge what Charlotte believes. The artwork is pretty good overall with some minor slip-ups. It will be interesting to see how Edwards tackles colonial Salem moving forward as we only got a brief glimpse at the end of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Oct 13, 2015

    Assassin's Creed #1 is an enjoyable origin tale set in a well-worn and imaginative universe. Protagonist Charlotte De La Cruz is a fully realised and likeable character, while the world she inhabits is recognisable with a thick dollop of action and fantasy. Visually however, this book is a mess. From heavy-handed inking to soft and simplistic color-work, Assassin's Creed #1 is far from a feast for the eyes, despite Edwards' excellent grasp of visual storytelling. If you can handle the problems in the artwork, there's a rock-solid foundation for a compelling ongoing series here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 14, 2015

    What I hope is that my issues with Assassins Creed #1 improve as the story unfolds. It is difficult to judge the entire story by one part of it, but the elements I didnt like were pretty significant for me. However, Charlotte is still an amazing protagonist and I love her characterization. I believe she could pull off something significant within the story, so I have faith in her. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Oct 15, 2015

    Assassin's Creed #1 was a fantastic start to the popular franchise, as despite there still being some room for improvement, it lays the groundwork for a potentially great series. The creative team also manage to build an intriguing subplot with the balance between past and present being expertly handled. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Cindy Harley Nov 23, 2015

    The artwork and fighting scenes are put together very well. The animation in the fast movements, running and also the blood factor are what I would expect from Assassins Creed. The flow of the comic is easy to follow and storyline got me hooked right away. This is a very good read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Nov 25, 2015

    Charlotte and her willingness to jump into adventure give her a attitude that will make you like her and route for her. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Oct 7, 2015

    Neil Edwards artwork is serviceable, if a bit rushed. The page where Charlotte is getting herself up after exiting the Animus, there appears to be someone behind her who disappears from one panel to the next. Character faces can be over exaggerated, but also lacking. These are small issues that I've noticed when Edwards doesn't have the time he needs, such as on HERC or FOUR DOCTORS. The real issue is the coloring by Ivan Nunes. The colors are more vibrant than they need to be, causing the people and action to look fake. Edwards' artwork can feel stiff, but adding the fake looking colors cuts any sense of motion that Edwards' put into the pencils. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Oct 26, 2015

    Those expecting character development, adding new things to the Assassins Creed universe may well be disappointed in this book. I am not even sure if it works as a companion book. If Ubisoft's plan was to make an advert for the game, utilizing cross media methods, then sure, there will be an Assassins Creed book on the rack, but is that enough reason for part with your hard-earned cash? As always, it's each to their own but, this issue has not inspired me to break the Bat-monopoly of my gaming library. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Following The Nerd - Phil Robinson Nov 1, 2015

    We jump to her ancestor, where the year is 1692, during the Salem witch trials. As far as historical settings go, this one has some serious potential. We're set up now, at the end of issue 1 of 5, to get stuck in with what could be an interesting addition to Assassin's Creed lore. It just needs to step up its game and deliver a good hard hit before it falls through the cracks of time. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    All-Comic - Spence Wallace Oct 13, 2015

    This series could be one worth following, but many changes have to happen before that becomes a reality. First issues are meant to set tone and introduce us to characters and give a snippet into this world with the Templars, the Brotherhood and the animus. But all it really seems to be doing is another avenue that currently hasn't been used to shove Assassin's Creed at you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.P. Polewczak Oct 16, 2015

    I didn't know what to expect from this title. I know Titan publishes quality work, but being familiar with Assassin's Creed, but never reading any stories in comic book form, I was skeptical. Ultimately, I'm glad I picked this up. It was a great story setting up a character that was easy to relate to and likable. I will say the last panel was fairly jarring, but it does set the tone for what should be a very interesting ride. If you like a story that's driven by the characters more than the over-riding theme of "hey, this is kinda like the game" then check this issue out.

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