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Exclusive: New Fantasy Adventure Series, Orcs!

Cover of Orcs! #1

Today we have news of a new fantasy adventure series coming from BOOM! Studios next year: Orcs!, by Christine Larsen. Here’s what it’s about:

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!

Larsen collaborated with John Allison on the series By Night and has been the artist for other comics series including Adventure Time and Samurai Jack; her work has been nominated for a Harvey Award.

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!”

BOOM! Studios will publish Orcs! as a six-issue series under its all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! The first issue is scheduled for February 2021, but we have an exclusive preview for you right now. Enjoy!

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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