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Early Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Bloodstone Volume 2

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodstone Volume 2

Writer: Guillaume Dorison
Artists: Ennio Bufi
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 48pp, $9.99, £8.99
On sale January 2021
ISBN: 9781787734593

Tomo, one of the youngest members of the Japanese Assassin cell, has uncovered a conspiracy. In this thrilling sequel, what secrets will Tomo uncover in his ancestor’s memories? What horrific experiments took place secretly during the Vietnam War?

Assassin's Creed: Bloodstone Volume 2

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: 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 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!

Titan Comics Launch Lost Planet: First Colony – The Official Comics

Today launches the first issue’s of Titan Comics Lost Planet tie-in comic, Lost Planet: First Colony. Working with Capcom, the issue was released today digitally to time with the release of Capcom’s Lost Planet 3 video game which hits shelves in North America and Europe this week. The video game series has sold over 4 million copies worldwide and has spun out into action figures, statues, clothing and more. A hardcover version of the comics will be released December 31.

Lost Planet: First Colony uncovers the dark secrets of the iceworld of E.D.N. III – the lost planet – and its deadly, indigenous Akrid!

Fans of the series will thrill to an all-new, high-stakes adventure which sheds new light on humanity’s first attempt to settle this harsh frontier.

In E.D.N. III’s icy wastes, no-one is safe – least of all the crew of the pirate vessel, Crusader, come to pillage its technology! There’s a strong chance that no-one will leave this world alive…

The comics feature art by Massimo Dall’Oglio, from a script by DmC: Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil’s Izu, aka Guillaume Dorison.

 The first of the two-part comic series is available to read today on the iPad, iPhone, Web, Android and Kindle Fire, exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com.

LOST PLANET First Colony cover

 

Titan Comics Launch DMC: Devil May Cry Tie-In Comic Series!

Titan Comics today launched DmC: Devil May Cry: The Vergil Chronicles, a comic book series based on the all-new reimagining of the Devil May Cry videogame saga. The first of two tie-in comics is available digitally from today on comiXology, coinciding with the release of new videogame installment, DmC: Devil May Cry. The two issues will hit comic stores in print from May.

The Devil May Cry series has sold over twelve million copies worldwide, spinning off into an animated series, graphic novels, manga, action figures, statuettes, clothing and more. The franchise has also just been picked up for adaptation by Screen Gems, the studio that produced the blockbusting Resident Evil movies.

The first of two comics, released digitally today, takes place before the game DmC: Devil May Cry and reveals the backstory of Vergil and Kat; with never-before-seen revelations! The comics are written by Guillaume Dorison aka Izu and illustrated by artists Robin Recht and Patrick Pion.

In print, DmC: Devil May Cry: The Vergil Chronicles #1 is on sale May 15 and #2 is on sale June 19.

DmC Devil May Cry The Vergil Chronicles Comic #1 cover