Assassin's Creed: The Fall
|Assassin's Creed: The Fall|
|Publication date||January – March 2011|
|No. of issues||3|
|Main character(s)||Nikolai Orelov, Daniel Cross|
|Written by||Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl|
|Artist(s)||Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl|
|Letterer(s)||Studio Lounak, Serge LaPointe|
|Assassin's Creed: The Fall||ISBN 0857684930|
Assassin's Creed: The Fall is an American comic book mini-series, consisting of three issues, published by Wildstorm. Set in the Assassin's Creed universe, it follows the journey of the Russian Assassin Nikolai Orelov during the late 1880s and later early-20th Century Russia and near the time of the Tunguska event, whose genetic memories are being experienced by his descendant, Daniel Cross in 1998.
Written and created by Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl, the new comic book series was initially going to be an expansion of the travels of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, but was moved to an entirely new setting to provide greater freedom to the writers. However, the story still follows the feud between the Templars and the Assassins, with the latter being connected to the Narodnaya Volya.
The comics were released on November 10, 2010, a few days before the retail debut of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. The story of the first issue follows Nikolai as he fights the Templars for a powerful artifact and it culminates with a final battle with Tsar Alexander III aboard a speeding train, resulting in the Borki train disaster. The second issue continues as Nikolai prepares an attack on a Templar research station in Siberia. His mission eventually leads to the Tunguska event. Meanwhile, in 1998, Daniel Cross is trying to find more information about his past and the modern Assassins Order. The final issue begins when the Bolsheviks take control of the country. Orelov confronts Tsar Nicholas II to acquire information about The Staff's location. In 1998, Daniel Cross meets with the Mentor of the Assassins order and it is then discovered that Cross is actually a sleeper agent brainwashed at age 7 to kill the Mentor when the opportunity presents itself, and that he is Subject 4 in the experiments Abstergo has tested on captured assassins.
Since late April 2011, Ubiworkshop.com has had 1 page of the comic available for free every Wednesday on their website, as of late August 2011, they have almost finished issue 1, with issue 2 and 3 to also eventually follow.
The comics have been collected into a trade paperback:
- Assassins Creed: The Fall (128 pages, Panini Comics, Italian language edition, January 2011, ISBN 8865894024, Titan Books, November 2013, ISBN 0857684930)
- The Fall Deluxe Edition was a softcover special edition that brought all three issues of The Fall, plus an exclusive 10-page epilogue, which would also act as transition towards the next comic saga, Assassin's Creed: The Chain. This edition had a total of 128 pages, including the exclusive epilogue and a making-of section.
Both The Fall and The Chain were collected in Assassin's Creed: Subject Four, a 208-page trade paperback that was include in Assassin’s Creed 3: The Ubiworkshop Edition, along with Assassin's Creed: Encyclopedia.
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- Assassin's Creed: The Fall at the Assassin's Creed wiki