Title: Assassin’s Creed Reflections #1
Publisher: Titan Comics
Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Valeria Favoccia
Colors: Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Tom Williams
Cover Artist: Sunsetagain, Massimilano Veltri, Valeria Favoccia, Nacho Arranz, George Caitsodas, Andrew Leung
Titan Comics drops its first entry in the Reflections series, yet another Assassin’s Creed tale. Our story begins with Juhani Otso Berg who happens to be a master Templar who is sensing treachery from within the Order. Berg decides it’s best to look to the past for answers. Berg steps back into 1519 during a time of Ezio Auditore who is visiting an old friend. The old friend is referred to as maestro and has history within the arts. Ezio and his friend begin a back story to explain how they tie together. It gives us a little detail in history about a smile that has been a curiosity for the last five hundred years. The story is really good, but it helps if you know more about Assassin’s Creed as a whole. The strange thing for me is that it felt like a Disney store with the artwork and design. This is a tale about a Brotherhood that kills people for a living and a greater cause. It’s not awful and I enjoyed the historical reflections, but the art just didn’t feel like the right fit for this type of story.