Preview - Templar HC

Templars are a funny bunch. They always seem to be there in the middle of some historic event. That's ok though, because now they're in the middle of a graphic novel, written by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Pullivand. And it's a 480-page beast.

Martin is one of a handful of Templar Knights to escape when the king of France and the pope conspire to destroy the noble order. The king aims to frame the Templars for heresy, execute all of them, and make off with their legendary treasure. That's the plan, anyway, but Martin and several other surviving knights mount a counter-campaign to regain the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

Interiors below with the book in stores July 9.