An ancient struggle is coming to a head in Assassin's Creed: Uprising #1, written by Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel with art by José Holder. This is the beginning of a new series, set in the present day and starring Charlotte de la Cruz, the assassin who was previously featured in Titan's recently-ended Assassin's Creed series.

As Uprising opens, the Phoenix Project, an effort by the Templar-run Abstergo Industries to use DNA sequencing to recreate the First Civilization, is almost complete, and the Assassins will have to deal with the implications of that. Not mentioned in this first issue; the group Charlotte and her allies have rather violently come into contact with turn out not to be Templars at all, but unknown Assassins. What that might mean remains to be seen.

Assassin's Creed: Uprising #1 goes on sale Wednesday, February 1, and features covers by Holder, Alex Ronald, Sunsetagain, Jimbo Salgado, and Doubleleaf.

 

Art by José Holder
Art by José Holder
Art by José Holder
Cover B by Sunsetagain
Cover E by Doubleleaf
Cover D by Jose Holder
Cover C by Jimbo Salgado

 

Here's the official word from Titan:

ASSASSIN'S CREED: UPRISING #1
Writers: Dan Watters and Alex Paknadel
Artist: José Holder
Available for interview: Dan Watters, Alex Paknadel, José Holder
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: February 1, 2017

NEW SERIES!

Join us for this game-changing new chapter in the ongoing Assassin’s Creed saga! With the Phoenix Project nearing its completion, tensions are running high for both the Brotherhood and the Templar Order. A new world order is on the horizon and only Charlotte and her new allies have the knowledge and skill to save humanity from subjugation.