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:
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.