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It’s Orcs VS Trolls VS Mushrooms in ORCS! #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at ORCS! #3, the next issue in the delightfully riveting original six-issue comic book series, by cartoonist Christine Larsen, about a band of misfit Orcs who set off into the great, wide Known World in search of glory and gold, but find that the real treasures were the friends they made along the way.

Bog, Pez, Zep, Utzu and Gurh are off on their own, out in the Known World, and fending for themselves for the first time, which is GREAT! After all, what numbskull would mess with a pack of Orcs?! Well, hunger might. Or enchanted mushrooms. And, of course, there are folks out in the Eerieasallhel forest who are even bigger, stronger, and more bloodthirsty than Orcs are… like Trolls? Luckily, Orcs aren’t exactly known for fighting fair!

ORCS! #3 features a main cover art by series artist Christine Larsen, as well as variant cover art by Sweeney Boo and Jonboy Meyers, and will be available for sale on April 21, 2021.

ORCS! #3

Preview: Orcs #2 (of 6)

Orcs #2 (of 6)

(W) Christine Larsen (A/CA) Christine Larsen
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $4.99

After getting into trouble with the fearsome squirrels of the Eerieasallhel forest, Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu and Gurh are in for a fight for their lives against the tiny (but territorial!) beasties.

Then it’s back home to get even with King Hrogragah for sending them on a fool’s errand!

Plus, there’s something weird about their haul, it might be something more exciting than just acorns… it’s just too bad it might get them kicked out!

Orcs #2 (of 6)

Get a First Look at Orcs! #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Orcs! #2, the next issue in the all-new original six-issue comic book series, by cartoonist Christine Larsen, about a band of misfit Orcs who set off into the great, wide Known World in search of glory and gold, but find that the real treasures were the friends they made along the way.

After getting into trouble with the fearsome squirrels of the Eerieasallhel forest, Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu, and Gurh are in for a fight for their lives against the tiny (but territorial!) beasties. Then it’s back home to get even with King Hrogragah for sending them on a fool’s errand! Plus, there’s something weird about their haul, it might be something more exciting than just acorns… it’s just too bad it might get them kicked out!

Orcs! #2 features a main cover art by series artist Christine Larsen, as well as variant cover art by Sweeney Boo and Mirka Andolfo, will be available for sale on March 17, 2021.

Orcs! #2

Review: Orcs! #1

Orcs!

Orcs! centers around a group that has been banished from their community and the adventures that they then get into. This first issue had an elder telling the young Orcs about a sea-faring adventure featuring a siren, which then led into the main story of them trying to find treasure in the forest and having to deal with the denizens there.

It’s a likable and charming book, aimed more at being fun and friendly. These aren’t quite the bloodthirsty lot we’ve seen in other works and it’s a refreshing take. Orcs! was created by Christine Larsen, who did the writing and illustrating. Both sides are in sync and it results in a quality comic book that anyone can really enjoy. I thought the first issue had a good balance of action and adventure, while taking the time to teach me who these characters are and why I should care. Larsen’s writing does a lot of work fleshing out the cast of Orcs! and her art style is pretty eye-catching, too. I thought the color palette was a perfect match to the art.

Orcs! is part of BOOM! StudiosKaBOOM! imprint, focusing on stories for younger readers or those young at heart. The impression I was left with after reading Orcs! is that it had a good dose of charm and comedy to reel me in with art that had a pleasing aesthetic. It wasn’t quite my cup of tea and that’s fine because plenty will like what this book is. Maybe it doesn’t have the action or combat I like in my fantasy books but as a parent looking to add to my children’s reading pile, these are the kinds of comics I love picking up because I’m fairly certain they’d enjoy it.

Story: Christine Larsen Art: Christine Larsen Flats: H.E. Gregory
Story: 8.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 7.0

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Orcs #1 (of 6)

Orcs #1 (of 6)

(W) Christine Larsen (A/CA) Christine Larsen
In Shops: Feb 10, 2021
SRP: $4.99

For fans of The Adventure Zone and Critical Role, meet Bog and his misfit crew of Orcs as they adventure through the Known World courtesy of acclaimed cartoonist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time).

After being banished from their Orcish village by King Hrograhgah (it was a simple misunderstanding, involving an acorn-related prank!), Bog and his crew venture out into the world to seek their fortune, and hopefully find their way back home again.

Tag along with Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu and Gurh as they venture through the dreaded Eerieasallhel Forest, face off against Trolls, Gnomes, squirrels and more, and follow in the footsteps of the legendary Orc hero, Drod One-Eye!

Every issue of Orcs! is oversized, featuring more than 30 story pages.

Orcs #1 (of 6)

Get a First Look at Orcs #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the series launch of ORCS! #1, an all-new original six-issue comic book series, by cartoonist Christine Larsen, about a band of misfit Orcs who set off into the great, wide Known World in search of glory and gold but find that the real treasures were the friends they made along the way.

The Adventure Starts Here! Join Bog and his crew, who were banished from their Orc village by King Hrograhgah (it was a simple misunderstanding, involving an acorn-related prank!) and must now venture out into the world to seek their fortune and hopefully, one day, find their way back home again. Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu and Gurh’s many adventures will find them entering the dreaded Eerieasallhel Forest, facing off against Trolls, Gnomes, squirrels and more, and even following in the footsteps of the legendary Orc hero, Dod One-Eye!

ORCS! #1 features a main cover art by series artist Christine Larsen, as well as variant cover art by Sweeney Boo and Miguel Mercado. It comes to store shelves on February 10, 2021.

ORCS! #1

Meet the ORCS! in Christine Larsen’s New Original Fantasy Series

BOOM! Studios has announced an all-new original six-issue comic book series, ORCS! by cartoonist Christine Larsen, about a band of misfit Orcs who set off into the great, wide Known World in search of glory and gold but find that the real treasures were the friends they made along the way.

The Adventure Starts Here! Join Bog and his crew, who were banished from their Orcish village by King Hrograhgah (it was a simple misunderstanding, involving an acorn-related prank!) and must now venture out into the world to seek their fortune and hopefully, one day, find their way back home again! Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu and Gurh’s many adventures will find them entering the dreaded Eerieasallhel Forest, facing off against Trolls, Gnomes, squirrels and more, and even following in the footsteps of the legendary Orc hero, Dod One-Eye!

Print copies of ORCS! #1 will be available for sale in February 2021.

ORCS! #1

Preview: Napoleon Dynamite Valentine’s Day Special

Napoleon Dynamite Valentine’s Day Special

(W) Megan Brown (A) Christine Larsen (CA) Christine Larsen
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Preston High is feeling the love! When Pedro decides to ask out the girl he likes, Napoleon convinces his friend he’ll need to up his “cool factor” first-and Napoleon’s schemes never go quite as planned!

Will this Valentine’s Day end in broken hearts? We don’t know, stop asking, gosh!

Napoleon Dynamite Valentine's Day Special

Preview: By Night Vol. 3 SC

By Night Vol. 3 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Colorist: Sarah Stern
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Christine Larsen
Price: $14.99

THE SECRETS OF THE OTHERWORLD ARE REVEALED.

It’s time to uncover the truth of what really happened to old Chet Charles, how the Eidolon was created…and what it has to do with Jane’s parents. But as Heather, Jane, and their increasingly improbable team come face to face with the terrible truth of Spectrum, they’ll be forced to make choices that will forever change their futures—or totally, literally blow up in their faces and ensure they have no futures. No pressure or anything.

Collects issues #8-12.

By Night Vol. 3 SC

Preview: By Night Vol. 2 SC

By Night Vol. 2 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Colorist: Sarah Stern
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Christine Larsen
Price: $14.99

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

Jane Langstaff and Heather Meadows have been to the other side…and now it’s just a question of how to bring proof back home with them. And then there’s the question of how the portal got there in the first place…and whether or not the town of Spectrum, South Dakota is safe, or monsters are about to start pouring through to our world?

From Eisner Award nominee John Allison (Giant Days, Scary Go Round), and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time), join Jane and Heather as they journey into the Eidolon and a mystical world of adventure and laughs!

Collects issues #5-8.

By Night Vol. 2 SC
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