Assassin's Creed: Brahman
|Author||Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Historical Fiction|
|Illustrator||Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Original Title||Assassin's Creed: Brahman|
|Comics Issue Name||Assassin's Creed: Brahman|
|Country of Origin||Canada|
|Publisher Website URL||http://ubiworkshop.com/|
Set in colonial Britain, historical facts interweave with the fantasy inherent in the series' genetic memory, offering a fresh take on the conflict between Assassins and Templars. Against the backdrop of magnificent palaces and deadly war zones, readers follow Arbaaz on his quest to obtain the powerful Koh-i-Noor artifact while grappling with personal dilemmas and the burdens of his responsibilities.
This comic not only captures the exotic glamor of an era where glittering imperial power collided with a deeply spiritual local culture, but also offers a nuanced exploration of the lesser-known setting of the Assassin's Creed story. With surprisingly vibrant artwork and a compelling storyline, Assassin's Creed: Brahman seamlessly weaves the theory of genetic memory into the rich fabric of Indian history.
The graphic novel offers much more than just outsider suspense, but goes deeper, exploring themes of power, deception, and the price of duty. Assassin's Creed: Brahman should not be missed by fans looking to immerse themselves in the Assassin's Creed universe and provide a broader understanding of this complex and ever-changing landscape.
Writers and illustrators were challenged but delighted to bring this period of India to life, drawing inspiration from the region's famous architecture and vivid landscapes. Despite the difficult task of accurately portraying a culture that had not been explored in this medium before, they not only managed to pull it off, but also infused the comic with intriguing characters and a compelling storyline that kept readers interested. Despite being set in a different era, Brahman has not lost sight of the core values of the franchise, making it a significant addition to the Assassin's Creed universe.
A collaborative effort between the talented artists Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl, the novel offers an engaging visual narrative. The story features new characters including Assassin Arbaaz Mir and heiress Pyara Kaur. It is a story of complex politics, love, duty and the eternal struggle against oppression and tyranny. Along with stunning visuals and intricate details depicting the majesty of Indian architecture and landscapes, the novel ingeniously blends the historical timeline with the present-day story that is synonymous with the Assassin's Creed franchise. He created a significant expansion of the Assassin's Creed Syndicate video game and paved the way for the expansion of the Assassin's Creed universe.
Staying true to the series' tradition, Assassin's Creed: Brahman seamlessly bridges the gap between past and present, reminding the gaming community of the continuity of Assassin's principles across time and space.
Readers appreciated the new perspective the comics presented, especially the integration of Indian history and culture, which expanded the Assassin's Creed universe in an immersive way. Rich detail and vibrant art perfectly captures the chaos and beauty of 19th century India.
However, critics pointed out that the characters were not as emotionally engaging as they could have been. The fan base was disappointed with the comic's ending, which some felt was abrupt and underdeveloped.
Regardless, Assassin's Creed: Brahman remains an intriguing artifact and essential addition to the expanding Creed universe as it attempts to intersect with different stories, eras, and settings. It showcases its unique strengths and adds to the diverse tapestry of the Assassin's Creed franchise.