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An Atomic Moo Comic Book Review

Yeah, you’re right (I say to the person that doesn’t exist or the voice in my head), we don’t usually review mainstream comics here. For the most part, Atomic Moo is more about the independents out there. However, as we try to make our own comic book (see here) I’m trying to renew my interest comics and study them as much as I can. So, that means reviews and reviews a plenty. Not so much to criticize comic creators works, but to try and understand what makes a great, professional, comic.

So first up we’re taking a look at Assassins Creed #1 by Titan Comics. Based on the hit video game from 2007, Assassins Creed #1 begins with the not so spectacular life of Charlotte de le Cruz in modern day San Diego. As the story begins, Charlotte is “wasting her time in a dead-end job in San Diego, and spending her free time chasing down conspiracy theories on the dark side of the internet.” However, things change pretty quick for her, when she encounters a secret society of Assassins that use a stolen technology to access their ancestors past memories. Kind of like Trancers but with way less Tim Thomerson. You’re already down a few points Titan. Anyways, Charlotte soon finds her self training with the assassins and learning the how to kill by using this stole machine called the Animus technology. Turns out Charlotte is descended from killers and she uses their memories to train and learn about their pasts. Kind of convenient, but her trips down memory lane are pretty brutal.

I actually really enjoyed this comic. Usually game, or franchise, related comics are a let down to me, but Assassins Creed #1 sported some excellent art work from Neil Edwards and the story made some interesting choices when Charlotte visited her ancestor’s memories. Though I didn’t really like her bank job being referred to as a “dead-end job”. The job market in San Diego is pretty tough. I know. I live here. Right now I’m working a job as a… well, let’s just say it sucks and I hate my job. Banker isn’t a dead-end job. There’s way worst. Anyways, I’m not sure how this comic will be received by long time Assassins Creed fans, but by its self this is a good comic and I’m kind of interested in seeing where Charlotte ends up.

I’ve posted a few sample pages below, but Assassins Creed #1 is now for sale at all major book stores of online at titan-comics.com.

Enjoy!

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