This February, Harvey Award-nominated cartoonist Christine Larsen is bringing ORCS! To BOOM! Studios in a new six-part miniseries 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.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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!
“ORCS! is dedicated to everyone who’s taken an arrow from the hero, who wasn’t more than a nameless menace in the story, who didn’t have the looks for the main role—the quirky sidekicks, goofy henchmen, and army of lackeys,” said Larsen. “Goons are heroes, too!”
The series will be released via BOOM! Studios’ middle grade and younger reader-focused KaBOOM! Imprint this February, and the first issue fill feature a variant cover by Sweeney Boo.
You can feast your eyes on some interior artwork below.
[PREVIEW ARTWORK – CLICK TO ENLARGE]