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Assassin’s Creed #6 Released This Week!

Sorry I’ve been so silent on this end. Things are really busy with a LOT of projects on the go, and some really cool developments and announcements coming in the near future.

But let’s not get ahead of myself… I’m here to talk about Assassin’s Creed, as our title suggest.

ASSASSIN’S CREED #6 is released in comic shops (and online) this week – Wednesday, March 16th. It’s the beginning of our second arc, which means we keep some characters (our modern-day tale with Charlotte de la Cruz and her teammates) and introduce new ones. For the latter, it means that we talk Charlotte to the Last Days of the Inca Empire, circa 1536. It’s an amazing time in history – and an incredible society – and we focus on a new historical character called Quila, who is a “Chasqui” (a messenger) who is responsible for bringing messages back and forth between locales. The Inca society was quite developed and had created their own form of composed communication, and it’s one of these messages that Quila must deliver when she discovers it features dangerous information.

You can access a preview of the pages here.

The great artist Paul Pope does our A cover for this issue: it’s a great one:

Assassin's Creed #6 Cover (Paul Pope)

Assassin’s Creed #6 Cover (Paul Pope)

So pick up your copy this week!

 

Assassin’s Creed #3 in Stores (and online) Tomorrow!

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I apologize to the regular readers of this blog but I’ve been pretty, pretty busy with a wide range of personal and professional things. Look for a few big announcements in January regarding new projects – it’s an exciting time here in New York!

As for my return to the site? Well, it’s because I wanted to share that our next issue of ASSASSIN’S CREED (the third issue) will be in comics shops and online tomorrow (Wed, Dec 9th). We’re excited about this issue – there’s some really great visuals, a riveting story with our leads Charlotte de la Cruz and Tom Stoddard, and some new insights into the Salem Witch Trials period.

The official write-up is:

Desperate to escape from the horrors of Salem, Tom must place his trust in the hands of a stranger, and go against every instinct he has as an assassin, and man, to save the terrified travelers relying on him. For Charlotte, time’s running out as the Templar threat moves closer…

And here are the covers for the issue:

Cover B by Stephen Mooney

Cover B by Stephen Mooney

Cover A by Dennis Calero

Cover A by Dennis Calero

So pick up at issue at your local comic shop (or online at Comixology) and let us know what you think!

 

 

 

We’re writing the new Assassin’s Creed comics!

We’re excited to announce that we are the writing team picked to write the new Assassin’s Creed comics book series, debuting this fall from Titan Comics!

Announced late yesterday by our amazing editors Andrew James and Lizzie Kaye at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con we were upset to have missed, we will be overseeing a new story arc for the game franchise that has sold millions of copies worldwide. When we were first approached months ago by Lizzie, she labelled it as a “mysterious video game franchise” and the first thing I thought was: “Please let it be Assassin’s Creed… Please let it be Assassin’s Creed…” I’ve been a fan of the world and mythology that Ubisoft has created and I’m quite excited to be playing in their sandbox.

Our first adventure will be taking place in a very interesting time period: The Salem Witch Trials in the late-17th century, which will parallel a modern-day espionage tale. It’s a very fascinating historical time period where the US was really starting as a country and people suddenly stopped trusting one another – and sometimes themselves. A great world to delve into and tell the story of some of the accused and the people trying to save/hurt them. We’ve created great new characters and have been doing quite a bit of research into the time period to bring it to life.

Here is some of the preview artwork by British artist Neil Edwards, who we are quite excited to work with:

The mock-up first cover for Assassin's Creed #1, artwork by Neil Edwards

The mock-up first cover for Assassin’s Creed #1, artwork by Neil Edwards

And you can find coverage of the announcement here.

The first issue will be released in early October and followed up monthly. You can pre-order copies (there will be 5-6 variant covers for the first issue) in comic shops later this month and all of August. We’ll get you the order code as soon as we receive it. And stay tuned here for more information as we move towards this great new series.

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS HARRY HOUDINI #5 – In comic shops today!

Today (Wed, Apr 22) is the release of the final issue in our fun Dynamite Comics’ series SHERLOCK HOLMES VS HARRY HOUDINI. It’s a cool final issue to this story and I think you’ll really enjoy it – it features some cool London architecture and monuments, deals with the possible death of Sherlock Holmes, the impatience of Harry Houdini, and what happens with the other historical character introduced in our tale, the Russian mad monk Rasputin!

Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini #5 - Cover A

Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini #5 – Cover A

You can check out a preview of the first five pages of the issue here.

And you can get the issue at any comic book shop in the world!

 

Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini – Page Preview!

With the release of Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #5 next week (Wed, Apr 22nd), I thought I’d celebrate by posting a couple pages.

Here is the first page, an establishing scene in 1900 London (art by Carlos Furuzono):

Holmes vs Houdini #5 - Page One Preview (art by Carlos Furuzono)

Holmes vs Houdini #5 – Page One Preview (art by Carlos Furuzono)

And here, exclusively, is Page 9, a great fight between the mad monk Rasputin and Harry Houdini:

Holmes vs Houdini #5 - Page 9 Preview
Holmes vs Houdini #5 – Page 9 Preview (art by Carlos Furuzono)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holmes and Houdini Celebrate the New Year with a New Issue!

Last year was an amazing year for us with the release of a new Kill Shakespeare graphic novel (The Mask of Night), the Kill Shakespeare Board Game (great reviews) and our new Dynamite Comics series, Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini.

And the New Year starts with a bang with the release of our latest issue of the clash of the world’s greatest detective and escape artist, SHERLOCK HOLMES vs HARRY HOUDINI #3. The issue is released next Wednesday (the 14th) at comic shop around the world.

It’s time for us to introduce the villain of our piece, someone who has become legendary over the years, in song, literature and media, and who we think is just as clever (if not more mysterious) than the famous Dr. Moriarty.

What grand, bearded villain will appear in our tale?

The cover of Issue #3 by Aaron Campbell.

The cover of Issue #3 by Aaron Campbell.

Detective Sherlock Holmes’ and magician Harry Houdini’s refusal to investigate the attacks on Houdini’s shows together leads to a horrific attack on a loved one and puts Holmes and Houdini face to face with a deadly force that defies death…

 

The Mask of Night collected edition is out next week!

I’m excited to announce that the collected trade paperback of THE MASK OF NIGHT is being released next week in comic shops around the world (and bookstores will be the following week).  So if you’re looking for a great holiday gift idea for that comic and/or Shakespeare fan in your circle, our fourth volume could be it!

Cover by Andy Belanger

Cover by Andy Belanger

This collected book includes the original four issues, a new backup story detailing the backstory of our protagonist’s brother Sebastian (tying it into our Kill Shakespeare universe), and a page-by-page dissection of script-to-artwork.

We’re excited to see the final product when it arrives (after LA port delays) and we know you will too!

Holmes vs Houdini #2 Coming Out Next Week!

“The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death.” – Harry Houdini

Well, no one died last month but our new mash-up series featuring Sherlock Holmes, Harry Houdini, magic, suspense, drugs, spiritualism and death did debut with great acclaim and sold out at every convention we attended.  The question by all was whether the follow-up issue would contain just as much fun and mystery?

The answer: elementary, of course.

Readers will be able to continue experiencing the forced partnership of these two great literary figures next Wednesday (November 12th) when SHERLOCK HOLMES vs HARRY HOUDINI #2 will be released at comic book shops around the world.

Cover by Aaron Campbell

Cover by Aaron Campbell

In HOLMES v HOUDINI #2, we pick up after a grotesque murder (suicide by axe?) at Harry Houdini’s show.  The legendary magician clashes with Sherlock Holmes over the great detective’s refusal to allow Houdini to help bring the perpetrator to justice. But the proud Houdini won’t take no for an answer, leading to an epic game of cat-and-mouse in London’s dangerous streets.

 

 

Previews for Holmes vs Houdini #1 AND The Mask of Night #1

For those excited about the release tomorrow of SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #1 and THE MASK OF NIGHT #4 then here’s a bit of a sampler for you…

ComicBookResources.com posted a preview of the first issue of HOLMES v HOUDINI at this link.

They also posted a preview of the final issue of The Mask of Night at this link.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

So head over to get excited about our double-release!

 

First two pages of The Mask of Night #4

In anticipation of the release of The Mask of Night #4 (in comic shops everywhere next Wed, Oct 1st), here are the first two pages (with incredible artwork by Andy Belanger and colours by Shari Chankhamma)…

Page 1 - Young Lucius' ship attacks survivors of the Boreas...

Page 1 – Young Lucius’ ship attacks survivors of the Boreas…

Page 2 - The attack continues.

Page 2 – The attack continues.