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Dark Horse Presents The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Dark Horse Books and Ubisoft present The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the official art book of the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. Available this holiday 2020, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players a captivating Viking experience in a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages.

The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a masterfully designed oversized hardcover art book that invites the reader on a visual journey through the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: a world defined by the harsh beauty of Viking life, rich with fascinating characters and breathtaking landscapes. The book offers an insider’s look at the immersive art direction of the game, through an exhaustive collection of never-before-seen concept art, production material, and creator commentary. Readers will explore the visual development of the game’s stunning environments, intricate characters, props, and weapons designs.

Dark Horse is also proud to reveal The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Deluxe Edition, a limited edition that includes an exclusive cover, a decorative slipcase, and a gallery-quality lithograph art print. The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deluxe Edition will be hitting shelves later this year timed with the release of the game.

The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. The Art of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Deluxe Edition is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. At nearly 200 pages, the Standard Edition will retail for $39.99 and the Deluxe Edition will retail for $79.99. 


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Review: Assassin’s Creed Vol. 1 Bloodstone

Assassin's Creed Vol. 1 Bloodstone

There is something so resonant about Oliver Stone’s movies. He usually has something to say with each of them. Many of his contemporaries choose to explore subjects closer to home, or even fantastical, he chooses to look hard into uncomfortable spaces. Much of what he looks at is both unnerving and introspective. His contemporaries like De Palma and Coppola look for escapism or what they see as real people. He speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves.

His movies peer into subject matters that speak for the scarred veteran whose wounds are both external and internal as in Born On The 4Th Of July.  Then there is the actual war effort, where many young men, still trying to figure out their way in the world, often are confronted with life and death choices as was seen in Full Metal Jacket. There was always a truth to be found in all of his movies, something many young filmmakers strive to look for. In a tale told in the same setting as many of Stone’s movies are, we find a young assassin looking for truth in the place of his fallen brethren in the Vietnam War in the story, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodstone.

We meet Tomo, a young man in 2000, where his father is the leader of the guild in Kyushu , Japan, and the Templars has just suffered a betrayal by one of its own, making every Templar leader both cautious and fortified to face what threats may come. They are attacked by the scorned Templar, taking out dozens of their people, forcing Tomo and his father to flee for safety. Fast forward to 2017, and Tomo is undercover with the Yakuza trying to trace the scorned templar, Maxime Gorm, who seems to be hiding in Switzerland. Tomo heads to Switzerland, where he finds Elisa Adler, Gorman’s daughter and maybe the answer to why they killed Tomo’s mother.  Soon the trail that Tomo is following leads him to some secret CIA operations during the Vietnam War, where they were working a mind-control machine based on ancient artifacts.  He soon finds out through a memory machine that the Templars use, that not everything as was written is what it seems, and as he continues to use it, he delves into the minds and memories of Templars past, especially those who were on the Bloodstone mission. As we find out that the mission became bigger than the people they worked for, eventually killing a President as part of the mission. By story’s end, Tomo gets close to Gorm, but leaves him for dead and looks to use the same memory revival technology to bring back more Templars.

Overall, an action-packed thriller that feels like a cross between Homecoming and Homeland. The story Guillaume Dorison is enthralling and well developed. The art by Ennio Bufi is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that shows sins of the past sometimes finds their way to the present.

Story: Guillaume Dorison Art: Ennio Bufi
Story: 9.4 Art: 9.3 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Bloodstone Vol. 1

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodstone Vol. 1

Author(s): Guillaume Dorison
Artist(s): Ennio Bufi
Cover Artist(s): Ennio Bufi

The secret struggle between Assassins and Templars hits the Vietnam War! Part one of a new thriller set in the world of Assassin’s Creed, from Guillaume Dorison (Assassin’s Creed: Conspiracies, Devil May Cry) and artist Ennio Bufi (They Made History). When a Japanese hacker discovers a massive Templar data leak, his investigation leads him to relive the memories of a Assassin cell operating in the depths of ‘Nam…!

Assassins Creed: Bloodstone Vol. 1

Preview: Assassins Creed: The Fall & The Chain TP

Assassins Creed: The Fall & The Chain TP

Author(s): Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl
Artist(s): Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl

Collected for the first time, an original Assassin’s Creed story from the Eisner-and-Shuster-Award-winning artist/writer team of Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl. Dive into 19th-century Russia with assassin Nikolai Orelov, in an explosive thriller that reveals the truth behind the Tunguska Event, the Templar links to the Russian Tsar, and the secrets of Abstergo! Collects Assassin’s Creed: The Fall and Assassin’s Creed: The Chain.

Assassins Creed: The Fall & The Chain TP

Titan Comics Reveals a New Assassin’s Creed Collection!

Titan Comics has announced a brand-new comic set in the world of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Assassin’s Creed franchise – Assassin’s Creed®: The Fall & The Chain. Helmed by the phenomenal creative team of Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl, Titan’s latest collection will hit bookshelves and comic shops in October 2019.

Based on the video game series by Ubisoft that sold millions worldwide, this sensational new graphic novel will tap deeper into Assassin’s Creed lore as fans witness the rise and fall of a new assassin in a brand-new location, Russia, where “nothing is true, everything is permitted”.

In Assassin’s Creed®: The Fall & The Chain, Daniel Cross has vivid hallucinations of a past life; that of Nicolai Orelov, a Russian Assassin living in the early 20th Century, and his son Innokenti. Titan’s new collection tells of Daniel’s rise and fall through the ranks of the Assassin Brotherhood, and his subsequent rise through the ranks of the insidious Templars.  

Assassin’s Creed: The Fall & The Chain hits stores and digital platforms in October 2019 and is available for order from the May edition of PREVIEWS.

Assassin’s Creed: The Fall & The Chain

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Conspiracies

ASSASSIN’S CREED: CONSPIRACIES

Writer: Guillaume Dorison
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Hostache
Publisher: Titan Comics
Softcover, 104pp, $16.99, £13.99
On sale: December 18, 2018
ISBN: 9781785867194

A new era – a new adventure – a new Assassin! Europe, World War II. On the sidelines of the race for the atomic bomb, discover the story of Eddie Gorm and his integration into the Assassin Brotherhood while he infiltrates the Templars to foil their plan to create a devastating weapon.

Eddie Gorm is the boss of the docks and his only obsession is to run his small business. For this, the docker does not shrink from anything: diversion of military rations, traffic of alcohol and settling of account in the district of the East End.

The war? The Nazis? This is the problem of others.

Except that when death knocks on his door, he has no choice: only man to save the world from atomic horror, Eddie finds himself propelled despite himself in the midst of a millennial conflict between the Order of Templars and the Brotherhood of Assassins.

ASSASSIN’S CREED: CONSPIRACIES

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Origins

ASSASSIN’S CREED: ORIGINS

Writers: Anthony Del Col
Artist: P. J. Kaiowa
Publisher: Titan Comics
112pp, $16.99, On sale October 23, 2018

Bear witness the inception of the Assassin Brotherhood in a brand new comic series spinning out of Ubisoft’s upcoming new release Assassin’s Creed Origins. Ancient Egypt, a land of majesty and intrigue, is disappearing in a ruthless fight for power. Unveil dark secrets and forgotten myths as we journey to the very beginnings of the Assassin Brotherhood and beyond!

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Uprising Vol. 3

ASSASSIN’S CREED: UPRISING VOL 3

Writers: Dan Watters, Alex Paknadel
Artist: Jose Holder
Publisher: Titan Comics
112pp, $19.99, On sale October 23, 2018

Time has run out for our modern day Assassins! With a new world order on the horizon, Charlotte and her cell are faced with the biggest threat the Brotherhood has ever encountered as they race to halt the impending resurrection of the Isu deity Juno, her fanatical acolytes, and their plans for global domination!

Preview: Assassin’s Creed Conspiracies #1 (of 2)

ASSASSIN’S CREED CONSPIRACIES #1 (OF 2)

Writer: Guillaume Dorison
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Hostache
Cover A: Jean-Baptiste Hostache
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 56pp, $5.99, On sale: August 8, 2018

Featuring a brand new Assassin set against the backdrop of World War II. As the atomic age dawns, fresh new assassin Eddie Gorm infiltrates the Templars to foil their plans to create a devastating new weapon. 1940s London is brought to vivid life by artist Jean-Baptiste Hostache in a tale set during the blitz!

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!

 

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