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Preview: ORCS! #6 (of 6)

ORCS! #6 (of 6)

(W) Christine Larsen (A/CA) Christine Larsen
In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $4.99

The ORCS! have found themselves at a door, but what lies beyond it? Is it destiny… or, uh, doom?

With an ominous, ancient death temple looming above them, Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu, and Gurh have a shot to score the haul that’ll let them pay their way home again!

Or at least get payBACK (you know, revenge!) on the king who banished them!

ORCS! #6 (of 6)

Your First Look at the Finale of Christine Larsen’s Fantastically Hilarious ORCS!

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at ORCS! #6, the final 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.

The ORCS! have found themselves at a mysterious door, but what lies beyond it? Is it destiny… or, uh, doom? With an ominous, ancient death temple looming above them, Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu, and Gurh have a shot to score the haul that’ll let them pay their way home again! Or at least get payBACK (you know, revenge!) on the king who banished them!

ORCS! #6 features a main cover art by series artist Christine Larsen, as well as variant cover art by Sweeney Boo and Qistina Khalidah and will be available for sale on July 14, 2021

ORCS! #6

Preview: Orcs! #5 (of 6)

Orcs! #5 (of 6)

(W) Christine Larsen (A/CA) Christine Larsen
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Whew! As Bog, Pez, Zep, Gurh, and Utzu catch their breath from their hijinks and misadventures, the Orcs hatch a plan to get back home.

Except that Pez and Zep aren’t sure it’s even worth trying to go back.

But the debate may be moot as they are literally swept away and brought face-to-face with… destiny?!

Orcs! #5 (of 6)

Come Face to Face with Destiny in Christine Larsen’s ORCS! #5

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at ORCS! #5, 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.

Whew! As Bog, Pez, Zep, Gurh, and Utzu catch their breath from their hijinks and misadventures, the Orcs hatch a plan to get back home. Except that Pez and Zep aren’t sure it’s even worth trying to go back. But the debate may be moot as they are literally swept away and brought face-to-face with… destiny?!

ORCS! #5 features main cover art by series artist Christine Larsen, as well as variant cover art by Sweeney Boo and Andrew MacLean. It comes to comic store shelves on June 9, 2021.

ORCS! #5

Preview: ORCS! #3 (of 6)

ORCS! #3 (of 6)

(W) Christine Larsen (A/CA) Christine Larsen
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $4.99

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 (of 6)

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

R.L. Stine Takes You Just Beyond on Free Comic Book Day 2021

BOOM! Studios has announced the Just Beyond: Monstrosity 2021 FCBD Special, a free special issue from R.L. Stine, the award-winning, bestselling author of Goosebumps and Fear Street, artist Irene Flores, colorist Joana LaFuente, and letterer Mike Fiorentino, set in the world of the highly acclaimed middle-grade horror series Just Beyond, soon to be a television show on Disney+.

Just Beyond: Monstrosity 2021 FCBD Special featuring a cover by Julian Totino Tedesco, arrives in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day, August 14, 2021.

THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE HORROR BUSINESS! Ruthie and Ezra Dillon’s dad and uncle just bought an old Hollywood movie studio. And while the family has plans for reviving it to make scary movies for a modern audience, the monsters hiding in the backlot have other ideas. Ruthie and Ezra are eager to star in their family’s films, but they’ll soon find themselves in a real horror show with Wolfenscreem, the Lagoonatics, and the Wasp-Keeper…who are all ready for their revival with a vengeance!

Just Beyond: Monstrosity 2021 FCBD Special

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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