Assassin's Creed: The Fall
|Author||Karl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Historical fiction|
|Illustrator||Karl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart|
|Number of Pages||80|
|Original Title||Assassin's Creed: The Fall|
|Comics Issue Name||Assassin's Creed: The Fall|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Publisher Website URL||https://www.dccomics.com/|
The story goes beyond the binary struggle between the Brotherhood and the Templars and reveals the human side of these organizations. Readers follow the journey of Orelov, a man torn between devotion to his beliefs and concern for the well-being of his family. In addition, readers are blessed with visually stunning illustrations of the legendary hooded assassin diving into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. In parallel with this storyline, the story delves into modern-day sequences involving Daniel Cross, a descendant of Orelov, and a recovering assassin engaged in healing the Animus. His story bridges the gap between past and present and includes a gruesome exploration of a killer's curse that heightens the drama.
Assassin's Creed: The Fall brings to life an unexplored historical era of video games, making it a must-read for fans who want a deep understanding of the Assassin's Creed story.
Nicholas, driven by duty and love for his family, embarks on a dangerous mission that will take him to the heart of the Templar organization. His journey reveals secrets that affect not only him, but the course of the story as well. At the same time, in an intertwining story, Daniel suffers disturbingly vivid hallucinations of Nikolai's life as he encounters an animus. As Nicholas meets such important figures as Tsar Alexander III of Russia and his son Tsar Nicholas, Daniel struggles to make sense of his repressed memories, which lead him to the brink of modern-day assassins.
Although separated by a century, the stories of these characters are closely linked by bloodline and destiny, providing a compelling insight into the history of the Assassin's Creed universe.
The creators have introduced a unique approach to storytelling, enthralling readers with compelling stories intertwined with the Assassin's Creed video game series. Illustrated by Cameron Stewart in 2010. San Diego Comic-Con announced that the comic will be a standalone story. It was important to him that fans could enjoy the game without prior knowledge.
Throughout the series, the developers' passion for the Assassin's Creed universe is evident. They successfully combined the essence of the game into a new plot, connecting the two worlds and contributing to the success of the Assassin's Creed franchise. The creation of these comics is an example of careful research and dedication, showcasing innovation and honoring the original source.
In addition, rich and complex characters and unconventional storytelling have increased the interest of readers. Critics often refer to the story as an extension of the Assassin's Creed universe, designed to appeal to newcomers and longtime fans alike. Visually, the strip was highly praised; the design and layout struck the right balance between replicating video game aesthetics and creating a distinct comic book style. The inclusion of traditional Russian imagery and symbolism in "Autumn" was also well received.
Despite its strengths, the pacing of the plot was somewhat criticized: some critics felt that it was too complicated for a comic book. Overall, Assassin's Creed: The Fall was well received and considered a worthy addition to the franchise that was enjoyed by both the gaming and comic communities.