Comic-Con 2010 descends upon the San Diego Convention Center next week, and Ubisoft is greeting the trade show's arrival in kind with a comic book announcement. Today, the publisher said that it would be launching a comic book miniseries based on its top-selling Assassin's Creed franchise. The first issue in the three-part series is expected to arrive this fall.
Ubisoft has tapped illustrators Cameron Stewart (Batman & Robin, Seaguy) and Karl Kerschl (Superman, The Flash), both of which have been nominated for the Eisner Award and won the Shuster Award. Additional talent on the books has yet to be announced.
Details on the Assassin's Creed comic book series were kept largely under wraps, with Ubisoft saying only that Stewart and Kerschl had visited St. Petersburg, Russia, to do research for the project. A promotional video also released today indicates that the comic series will be set in Russia around the time of the Tunguska Event, in the early 20th century.
The publisher plans to offer additional details on the project as part of the "Assassin’s Creed: Behind and Beyond the Brotherhood" Comic-Con 2010 panel, which will take place on July 22.