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Preview: Assassin’s Creed Reflections #4 (of 4)

ASSASSIN’S CREED REFLECTIONS #4 (OF 4)

Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Valeria Favoccia
COVER A : Sunsetagain
COVER B : Nacho Arranz
COVER C : Polygon Variant – Andrew Leung
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: July 5, 2017

FINAL ISSUE!

Master Templar Juhani Otso Berg faces a dilemma…

Loyal to the Order, but sensing growing dissent from within, the former special-ops tactician has recently adopted the mantle of Th e Black Cross in order to effectively root out treachery from the s hadows.

Utilizing Abstergo’s immense resources (and a certain genetic profile), Berg has begun to search the past exploits of the Assassin Brotherhood for alternative methods of implementing the Templar d octrine.

Gaining new insight from the escapades of noted Assassins Ezio Auditore, Darim Ibn-La’Ahad, and Edward Kenway, Berg’s search now leads him to colonial America and to the later life of Ratonhnhaké:ton (also known as Connor), whose legendary skills and cunning helped shape the American Revolution.

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Reflections #3

ASSASSIN’S CREED: REFLECTIONS #3

Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Valeria Favoccia
Cover A: Sunsetagain
Cover B: Nacho Arranz & Carlos Lopez
Cover C: Andrew Leung
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: May 17, 2017

Join everyone’s favorite pirate Assassin Edward Kenway and his trusty quartermaster Adéwalé as the two come to blows with the notorious pirate captain Ned Low on their final swashbuckling skirmish together.

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Reflections #2

ASSASSIN’S CREED: REFLECTIONS #2

Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Valeria Favoccia
Cover A: Will Conrad
Cover B: Nacho Arranz
Cover C: Sunsetagain
Cover D: Andrew Leung
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: April 12

Beginning with the legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze, whose adventures revealed much of the Brotherhood’s stance on loyalty, Otso Berg now sets his eye on the Ibn-La’Ahad dynasty, his search leading him to the dusty plains of Western China and the rise of the Mongol Empire.

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Reflections #1

ASSASSIN’S CREED: REFLECTIONS #1

Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Valeria Favoccia
COVER A: SUNSETAGAIN
COVER B: MASSIMILIANO VELTRI
COVER C: VALERIA FAVOCCIA
COVER D: NACHO ARRANZ
COVER E: GEORGES CALTSOUDAS
COVER F: POLYGON VARIANT
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: March 8

In the debut issue of this celebratory series, Templar agent Otso Berg’s Animus research leads him to 15th Century Florence, and the memories of the legendary figure Ezio Auditore da Firenze. In a final meeting with his good friend, Leonardo da Vinci, the Assassin shares a treasured moment from his past involving one of the Italian artist’s most famous subjects…

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Assassin’s Creed: Reflections #1: First Lettered Interiors Revealed!

On sale March 8, 2017, Assassin’s Creed Reflections, the brand-new mini comic book series features four stand-alone adventures starring fan-favorite Assassins from Ubisoft’s hit franchise, like Edward KenwayConnorand Altaïr. Kicking off the first issue with the series’ is celebrated Renaissance roof-crawler, Ezio Auditore da Firenze!

Penned by Eisner-nominated writer Ian Edginton and illustrated by Valeria FavocciaAssassin’s Creed Reflections goes beyond the storylines of the video game, revealing hidden adventures and brand-new revelations for the characters gamers have cherished playing.

In the debut issue of this celebratory series, Templar agent Otso Berg’s Animus research leads him to 15th Century Florence, and the memories of the legendary figure Ezio Auditore da Firenze. In a final meeting with his good friend, Leonardo da Vinci, the Assassin shares a treasured moment from his past involving one of the Italian artist’s most famous subjects…

Assassin’s Creed Reflections #1 comes with six, special variant covers to collect from phenomenal talent including Sunsetagain, Massimiliano Veltri, George Caltsoudas, series artist Valeria Favoccia, Nacho Arranz, and a special polygon variant by Andrew Leung.

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Legendary Assassin’s Creed Characters Return In New Titan Comics Mini-Series

Titan Comics has announced a new Assassin’s Creed mini-series (on sale March 8, 2017) – Assassin’s Creed Reflections. The mini comic book series features four stand-alone adventures starring fan-favorite Assassins from Ubisoft’s hit franchise, like Edward Kenway, Connor, and Altaïr. Kicking off the first issue with the series’ is celebrated Renaissance roof-crawler, Ezio Auditore da Firenze!

Penned by Eisner-nominated writer Ian Edginton and illustrated by Valeria Favoccia, Assassin’s Creed Reflections goes beyond the storylines of the video game, revealing hidden adventures and brand-new revelations for the characters gamers have cherished playing.

In the debut issue of this celebratory series, Templar agent Otso Berg’s Animus research leads him to 15th Century Florence, and the memories of the legendary figure Ezio Auditore da Firenze. In a final meeting with his good friend, Leonardo da Vinci, the Assassin shares a treasured moment from his past involving one of the Italian artist’s most famous subjects…

Assassin’s Creed Reflections #1 comes with six, special variant covers to collect from phenomenal talent including Sunsetagain, Massimiliano Veltri, George Caltsoudas, series artist Valeria Favoccia, Nacho Arranz, and a special polygon variant by Andrew Leung.

Revisiting fan-favorites from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, this spectacular new series is sure to delight longtime fans and freshly converted Assassin’s alike.

Review: Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues TPB

galaxy quest the journey continuesParodies about the science fiction genre have been around almost as long as the genre itself. Most of the time, these parodies also make fun of the fan base, which actually tend to not only anger them but allow for a negative response to the product. Then there are those times, when they are purely love letters to the genre itself, Paul and Fanboys, are good examples of this, and then there is Galaxy Quest, the 1999 film starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver. This film had hints of Star Trek and Farscape, and was a true parody, which simultaneously made fun and celebrated the fan base and the genre itself.

This was a something that had not been seen before, as we had not seen this perfect meshing, not since Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, as this was science fiction, a comedy and a parody. As fans of the movie have asked for a sequel, they finally get one, just within the medium of comics. Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues reintroduces you to the characters of the film, and to the world of Dryth, where there is a civil war going between the Technocracy and the rebel forces, a la Star Wars. Fast forward, years later, and we are re-introduced to Brandon who is fan of the show, and talking to his friend, Adnar, before an alien attempts to abduct him.

In this series, the show gets a second life and the cast is promoting the show at the So Cal Comic Expo.The cast gets called on another mission to save the planet, Dryth, while some aliens from the rebel force double for them at a convention, while Mathazar recreates their ship from the new show, down to the controls, so they can help the Dryth people. Hilarity ensues on both ends, as the aliens struggle to understand humans and human customs while the cast, deal with technical glitches like body swapping and fighting real aliens. The volume ends, with Jason being asked to charter a new mission, which he is not at all happy to do.

The story by Erik Burnham is very much in the flavor of the original movie and one is happy that is an ongoing series. The art by Nacho Arranz, is pretty much standard on this effort, as I would have liked to see these characters resemble their onscreen counterparts more. The team working on this effort definitely understands the influences of the film and what exactly it was aiming for. Overall, a great character study and more than deserving to be called a sequel.

Story: Erik Burnham Art: Nacho Arranz
Story: 9 Art: 8 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1

GQv201-cvrAOnce upon a time, a troupe of has-been actors that starred on an old sci-fi show were enlisted by an alien race to save them from an intergalactic tyrant. Despite being way out of their depth, the cast somehow managed to save the aliens and stay alive… but their actions in outer space may have had dire consequences for another world. Join us this January as the cast of Galaxy Quest returns for another bombastic journey into space!

Galaxy Quest is a cult film, spoofing Star Trek in a highly entertaining way. It both makes fun of, and shows love for the films it spins out of. It’s a movie I wish there was a sequel to. A comic is about as good as I’m getting.

The first issue takes on a plot point for the film, spinning it out in a smart way. It’s actually something I’ve wondered about, and nice to see it being taken on.

All the characters are back, and their personalities are on full display. That clash of ego was one of the fun things about the movie, and its shown off here, but not to the same extent. Overall, the story is fun and entertaining, though not as quite as fun as the film.

The issue with the comic is the art. The male characters are indistinguishable. I seriously can’t tell one person from the other, and have to rely on dialogue to figure out who is who. Its frustrating, and I can understand why the publisher probably can’t use the likeness of the actors who portrayed these characters in the film, but generic men that look like they were cloned is not the way to go.

The comic is hit and miss. The story is fun, and a nice follow up to the movie, but the character design is just a fail. The art though is fine, it’s just the male characters that are the issue. Overall, this is probably best for hardcore Questers.

Story: Erik Burnham Art: Nacho Arranz
Story: 7 Art: 6 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview – Soulfire: Power #1

SOULFIRE: POWER #1

David Wohl – Story / Khary Randolph, Nacho Arranz – Art / John Starr, Emilio Lopez – Colors

Aspen’s first ever Soulfire summer event, “Search for the Light” reaches its next exciting chapter, SOULFIRE: POWER!

The enigmatic master and trainer known as Ren returns as “The Search for the Light” continues! In the absence of Malikai, the Bearer of Light, and in a forced meditative state, Ren soon becomes a conduit for all of the uncontrollable magic pulsing throughout the world. Only, such a mighty force of magic soon becomes a destructive wave of disaster that Benoist and his tech-savvy allies in Tokyo must stop, before it destroys everything in its path—perhaps even the world itself!

Don’t miss out on the thrilling ‘Search for the Light’ crossover event that will change the face of the SOULFIRE Universe forever!

SOULFIRE: POWER #1 is in stores July 25th, 2012!