Assassin’s Creed #11
Writer: Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery
Artist: Neil Edwards & Vittorio Garofoli
Colors: Ivan Nunes
Letters: Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt
Editor: Lizzie Kay
Senior Editor: Andrew James
Designer: Rob Farmer
Publisher: Titan Comics
I’ve never played Assassin’s Creed, nor have I read the comics, so I’m coming at this one with fresh eyes and I have to say, I’m intrigued. With Florencia ready to do whatever it takes to take down the Templars and Dewalt concerned that going after them straight up will leave Erudito exposed in ways that could get them killed, it’s up to Charlotte to find a middle ground.
What I found interesting about this issue is how Charlotte is a balance between the two sides: a direct descendent of one of the most famous Assassins ever, but very much a child of the millennium. It makes her the perfect person to move the Brotherhood and Erudito forward because the world is changing far more rapidly than they’re used to, and while the Templars have adapted, they have not. That touch of reality takes the book up in my estimation as it shows what happens when stagnation and complacency take over.
Neil Edwards and Vittorio Garofoli’s artwork is extremely good, giving everyone distinct looks, attitudes and mannerism. There’s a fluidity about the work that gives a sense of movement to every page and reminds you, on a subconscious level, that these people aren’t just people: they’re killers, even those who are more behind the scenes like Erudito. It’s a nice touch that supports the narrative very well.
Overall I give this issue 4 out of 5 scanning balls.