With the release of James Stokoe's popular Godzilla: The Half Century War in glorious hardcover, followed by a new Godzilla mini-series starting in July, why not get yourself acquainted with one of the most unique storytellers of the modern day with a look back at one of his earlier works ORC STAIN.
Prepare for a rollercoaster ride into the dystopian future of our confused hero, One-Eye.
For a million millennia the world has cracked and convulsed under the indomitable mob of the orc. Savage, bloodthirsty creatures, they are without number, staining nearly every corner of the globe. The mighty Orc Tzar, newest leader of the mob, marches ever north to find the lost organ of a forgotten god. Only a lone one-eyed orc with a mysterious gift can find the key to breaking the cycle forever.
Stokoe manages to seamlessly blend his unique art style with outlandish storytelling. The pacing is sharp and to the point. He easily paints a picture of a tainted, wild world without clogging the story with excessive detail. This allows for a natural flow to the action that is matched by his unique flare with a pen. A mix somewhere between Brandon Graham and Vaughn Bode, Stokoe's style and design has everything on the page come to life. Most of the time this is dealing with the pain of existence and how cheap and pointless life can be for the Orcs and everything around them.
Stokoe's bold, intensely detailed line-work paired with generously tinged magenta gradients and majestic busy background panels really match the wild world that seems to live and breathe between the pages. With a real attention to detail, his character designs and somewhat suggestive backgrounds, it's hard not to linger on every panel for much longer than needed too.
This book is a great starting place to check out James Stokoes bright and colourful storytelling.
As always the ALL STAR LEGEND will be available to 30 days (or until stock sells out) at the discounted price. As this will be limited stock promotion there is strictly “no holds” on the legend. The early bird catches the comic. No further discount applies to the book as there is a big chance the comic will already be cheaper than the US cover price! The discount also only applies to the volumes listed, not the entire set of trades.
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All Star Legends. The legendary titles of the highest recommendation.