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Revealed! Cleopatra Rises in Assassin’s Creed: Origins!

Assassin’s Creed fans, rejoice! Titan Comics has released a first look at interior art from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Origins comic mini-series, which is set after the latest best-selling Assassin’s Creed: Origins video game from Ubisoft.

Hitting comic shops on February 28, Titan’s new comic series will explore the beginnings of the Assassin’s Creed, introducing new characters alongside the main character from the video game Aya, and notable historical figures, including Cleopatra!

The debut issue, written by Assassin’s Creed comic book writer Anthony Del Col, and illustrated by rising star PJ Kaiowa, comes with a free redeemable game code for Assassin’s Creed Origins video game content – an unlockable Shamshir blade for your character!

Issue #1 comes with three stunning art covers to collect by artists Stephanie Hans, Sanya Anwar, and Sunsetagain. Plus, a cool game art cover!

 

Get Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 for Free

In advance of the upcoming release of their Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie Trade Paperback on November 15th, Dynamite Entertainment is offering Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 for free online at Comixology.com now through November 27th! Written by Anthony Del Col and featuring the stunning artwork of Werther Dell’Edera, the six-issue monthly series launched to rave reviews in March.

Now, for an extremely limited time, Dynamite Entertainment is offering the first issue of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie digitally for free on Comixology.com! Issues 2-6 are also available for just $1.99 each!  Fans can receive their free Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #1 by visiting:

 

The Big Lie, which brings the iconic teen detectives into the modern age, is a Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you’ve read! When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father – a detective in the small resort town of Bayport – they must team up with Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting noir tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit, and dames.

Fans can also pick up a digital copy of the trade paperback at 25% off on Comixology today!

Preview: Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #6

Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #6

writer: Anthony Del Col
artist: Werther Dell’Edera
covers: Fay Dalton (A), Dave Bullock (B)
Dave Bullock (RI-B/W), Fay Dalton (RI-Virgin)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Does blood run thicker than water? In this thrilling climax of the hugely acclaimed first arc, the murderer of Fenton Hardy is revealed… but do Nancy Drew and the Hardy brothers believe it? In order to find out where the truth actually may lie they must return to a place from their pasts and risk their lives.

Preview: Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #5

Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #5

writer: Anthony Del Col
artist: Werther Dell’Edera
covers: Fay Dalton (a), Elsa Charretier (b)
incentive covers: Elsa Charretier (B/W art), Fay Dalton (“virgin art”)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Brother versus brother! With death and danger floating to the surface in Bayport, Frank and Joe Hardy find themselves in deep water – and at each other’s throats. But with their father’s murderer now targeting them, this division threatens their lives – and that of Nancy Drew.

Preview: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #4

Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #4

writer: Anthony Del Col
artist: Werther Dell’Edera
covers: Fay Dalton (a), Dave Bullock (b)
incentive cover: Dave Bullock (B/W art), Fay Dalton (“virgin art”), Dave Bullock (“virgin art”)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Who can you really trust? Now on the inside of the Rover gang that runs Bayport’s criminal world, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys turn to a black sheep brother to guide them through it all. But as they put together a sting operation, are they the ones that will be stung?

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Volume 3 – Homecoming TPB

ASSASSIN’S CREED: VOLUME 3 – HOMECOMING 3 TPB

Writers: Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery
Artist: Neil Edwards, Ivan Nunes
SC – FC – 128PP – $14.99
On sale in book stores: May 2 4, 2017
ISBN: 9781782763109

Based on the hit video game by Ubisoft!

The Brotherhood of the Assassins is in trouble. Their long feud with the Templar Order has depleted their resources and they are struggling to regain their footing in a world where the goalposts are constantly shifting. Could joining forces with a mysterious collective help, or are their aims too different to make an alliance an option? Join Charlotte de la Cruz and Galina Voronina as they try and navigate a clear path for the Assassins through turbulent waters!

Preview: Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #3

Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #3

writer: Anthony Del Col
artist: Werther Dell’Edera
covers: Fay Dalton (a), Elsa Charretier (b)
incentive cover: Elsa Charretier (B/W art), Fay Dalton (“virgin art”), Elsa Charretier (“virgin art”)
Order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The team’s plan has been set into motion – but will they get caught in their own trap? The three teen detectives must keep up their appearances as criminals – and also stay alive! – while undercover with a band of thieves dead-set on pulling a major heist in of one of the most heavily-guarded places in Bayport!

Review: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2

Nancy-Hardy-002-Cov-A-TILT-DaltonAnthony Del Col and Werther Dell’Edera’s Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie is back. The first issue set up the murder of Fenton Hardy, and having become suspects in their father’s murder, Frank and Joe turn to their old friend, Nancy Drew for help with the case.

Readers were briefly introduced to Nancy at the end of the first issue, and #2 further develops her character. Nancy is the coolest cucumber in all of Bayport, and has a plan to draw out Fenton Hardy’s murderer with Frank and Joe’s help.

Originally, I was apprehensive about the series focusing on the murder of a family member, but the team (so far) has stayed away from a tropey Quest For Vengeance. In a world where Quests For Vengeance are a dime a dozen, I can’t describe how glad I am that the Hardy boys aren’t going full John Wick–those stories have their time and place, just not in this comic.

There are a lot of things consistent with the originals, and while Del Col and Dell’Edera’s take on this new story is a little darker than anything published by Stratemeyer Syndicate, it’s enjoyable. Del Col has elaborated a little on bits of information that were included in every book, like Frank and Joe’s family history and Nancy’s relationship with her father after her mother died.

Plot-wise, this series is paced well, with a good balance of background information and an actual plot. There isn’t a lot of filler, which is a bonus. In this issue, Nancy has come up with a plan to infiltrate a mob family in order to mine them for information about the murder. In addition to furthering the murder plot, readers learn more about Nancy and the town of Bayport.

Dell’Edera’s art has the same almost-vintage feel as issue #1. In Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys #2, though, we get to see a bit more range from Dell’Edera and colorist Stefano Simeone. Dell’Edera’s fashion is particularly of note–it’s a rare and pleasant surprise to see an artist pay as much attention to fashion as is done in this comic. Simeone’s color palettes are absolutely beautiful throughout the comic, turning the art into a visual feast.

Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys could have easily been a grim and dark reboot of an older property, but the art and colors keep it from ever approaching the Too Gritty mark. The series is an entertaining read, with plenty of nods to the source material that are fun Easter eggs for familiar readers.

Story: Anthony Del Col Art: Werther Dell’Edera Color: Stefano Simeone
Covers: Faye Dalton (a), Dave Bullock (b)

Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2

Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie #2

writer: Anthony Del Col
artist: Werther Dell’Edera
covers: Faye Dalton (a), Dave Bullock (b)
incentive cover: Dave Bullock (B/W art), Faye Dalton (“virgin art”), Dave Bullock (“virgin art”)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Nancy Drew has a killer plan. In order to clear their names from accusations of their father’s murder, she and the Hardy Boys will have to infiltrate a family of petty thieves — by beating them at their own (card) games!

The classic characters dive deeper into the seedy underbelly of a tourist-town — and they begin to find out if they’re really able to go bad in order to do good.

Review: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys – The Big Lie #1

Writer Anthony Del Col brings noir style pulp comic book to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys – The Big Lie. The comic starts off “The Big Lie” story arc in a police station where the Hardy Boys are being interrogated separately about the murder of their father after his dismissal from the police force and arrest for corruption. There’s something to be said about a good dose of nostalgia and a decent throwback murder mystery calling you back to your childhood and teen years and, that’s just what this comic book provides. There’s nothing fancy and not a wow moment in sight, just a well written and by the numbers mystery but, that’s nit a bad thing. The Big Lie seems to have a few cards up its sleeve and a couple of surprises in store that might just take the old school fan on a nice jog through memory lane.

Artist Werther Dell’Edera keeps his art simple and 1930’s old school in this issue, lots of dots and pop art inspired frames. The faces are simple , art is crude but, in an old school way. The lines are deliberate, the shadows are intense and the lack of detail gives fans of the old books a sense of nostalgia. The color palette is muted and basic keeping the focus on the story itself and not the art , somehow this frenetic style adds a bit of chaos into the mix and keeps the easer a bit off balance because of its simplicity and unwillingness to give off any clues outside of what the writer shares with us. You know from the shadows that this is a dark story but, the art itself keeps you in the dark.

This isn’t a comic that you’d pick up if you weren’t into Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys before coming across it, unless you’re into pulp comics and/or mystery comics but, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a read. This issue lays solid groundwork for what could be an interesting arc that’s right in line with the source material. It’s a murder mystery , through and through and fans of that style and genre who just want a good dark read will be checking this out in droves. The writing is solid and the story seems pretty planned out, if you can adjust your eyes for the art, if you’re the type that’s into more stylized art work, then you’re in for a surprise treat.

It’s not an extraordinary comic book but, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to do. It’s entertaining and interesting enough to make you want to see what happens next. Truth be told, not everything needs to be fast paced and in your face, sometimes just being different and well written is enough to warrant some praise.

Story: Anthony Del Col Art : Werther Dell’Edera
Story: 8.6 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review 

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