Intriguing start with interesting cast of characters. The Black Cross
Action sequences can be difficult to follow at times.
Rating ( 8 )
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Assassin’s Creed Uprising #1 is the start of a new chapter in the saga with the Phoenix Project on the verge of completion. It opens up with Charlotte De La Cruz jumping out a high-rise in Hong Kong after a raid went bad. She tells Guernica that she belives they’re assassins just like them. And that they must know who she is. Galina and the others are training My’Shell Lemair to be an assassin. They’re unaware of Charlotte and Guernica being ambushed by other assassins. Have the assassins truly turned on each other or is there more beneath the surface?
Meanwhile, the new Black Cross is working with Violet Da Costa to uncover the assassins’ tracks. They’re not entirely sure what the assassins could have been searching for or what occurred. And considering both have ulterior motives it only makes matters that much more complicated. Maybe they can make sense of what’s happening because Charlotte’s team is at a loss.
Even if you haven’t kept up with the Assassin’s Creed or Templar series this issue is good for a starting point. It’s not necessary to know which characters originated in the video games and which ones originated in the comics. Charlotte attempting to get answers from her attackers was enough for the reader to see this was indeed a unique situation. The story was easy to follow especially with the attached introductions. And it was very intriguing and made me want to know more about what was occurring. The artwork wasn’t as crisp as I would’ve wanted and that made the action sequences a little difficult to follow.
Assassin’s Creed Uprising #1 is an entertaining start to the series with its blend of action and character development. It starts off action-packed with Charlotte jumping out the window and that intensity never lets up throughout the issue. The Assassins come off as slightly generic but that’s mostly due to the series just starting. However, the addition of the Templars gives the story more depth and I can’t wait to see what’s next.