Assassin's Creed: Uprising 1 is the first issue of the Titan comic book series Assassin's Creed: Uprising. The comic, written by Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel with art by José Holder was released on 1 February 2017.
With the world-shattering Phoenix Project nearing completion, things have never looked so bleak for the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order! Plans over a decade in the offing are coming to light, and only Charlotte and her new allies, a veritable league of top Assassins, have the knowledge and skill to save humanity from total subjugation!
ASSASSINS AND TEMPLARS COMIC SERIES COMBINING IN TO ONE EPIC SERIES TOGETHER!
NEW INSIGHTS AND REVELATIONS ABOUT FAN-FAVOURITE CHARACTERS FROM THE VIDEO GAMES, INCLUDING ILLUSTRATED BY ASSASSIN’S CREED GAME STORYBOARD ARTIST JOSE HOLDER! OTSO BERG, GALINA VORONINA, VIOLET DA COSTA, ÁLVARO GRAMÁTICA & JUNO!
THE OFFICIAL CULMINATION OF THE EPIC PHOENIX PROJECT VIDEO GAME STORYLINE
February 2017: Hong Kong. Charlotte de La Cruz dives through the window of a skyscraper crashing to a van roof below, breaking her fall. A would-be Assassin with a super-heated blade leaps after her, narrowly missing her and stabbing through the roof of the van - to where Guernica Moneo hides below, assisting Charlotte on her mission. As Charlotte fends off the rogue Assassins from within the back, Guernica drives the van off at speed. A throwing star breaks the windshield, slicing off Guernica's fingers and hitting him in the face - the van then crashes on its side as he loses control. They both survive, but instead of interrogating a defeated Assassin, Charlotte elects to escape to a safe house and in turn save the wounded Guernica.
London, England. As youths perform parkour across the rooftops of the city, they come across a combat training session between the Assassins Galina Voronina and My'shell Lemair, with the latter learning from the Master Assassin. Looking on are fellow Assassins Kiyoshi Takakura and Arend Schut-Cunningham. They are interrupted by a call from Charlotte, whom reports back on her mission. The building was believed to have been an abandoned Phoenix Project site, with the belief that Álvaro Gramática may have left behind clues as to his whereabouts. However, the site was not abandoned. It contained a boy who was seemingly protected by Assassins openly displaying the Brotherhood symbol. Charlotte explained that the boy spoke to her, stating he recognized her. With all of her team killed, only she and Guernica managed to escape with their lives. Who were these people?
Meanwhile, back in Hong Kong, Otso Berg and Violet da Costa investigate the former Phoenix Project site. Otso remarks that he is confused as to why a small army of bodies appeared to be defending the site, much less Assassins. It was cleared out months ago to merely be an archive after all. He orders Violet to pay off the police to leave the site as it is, and retires to his hotel room. Changing into his high tech Black Cross attire, he returns to the skyscraper to conduct an investigation of his own. He is assisted on this endeavour by André Bolden, who is acting as a tech support. Otso discovers both high tech Abstergo equipment, and Assassin weaponry on the same victims. Somehow, the two factions are conspiring...