Orc Stain: Volume 1
By James Stokoe
Published by Image Comics
Reviewed by Chris Eng
Perspective. It’s the thing missing from 99% of fantasy stories out there.
Blah blah blah, quest. Blah blah blah, magic item. Blah blah blah, kill some orcs. Why? Because the quest is sacred, the items are magic and the orcs are evil. ‘Nuff said. Except it’s not enough. Not really.
For starters, what specifically is so evil about the orcs? They’re an advanced civilization with their own politics and art forms. They have their own culture. So why is it never shown?
New from writer Mark Andrew Smith (The Amazing Joy Buzzards, Aqua Leung) and artist James Stokoe (Wonton Soup, Orc Stain) and straight from Kickstarter comes the baseball horror Sullivan’s Sluggers!
From the Amazon product description:
Long past their former glory, the minor league Sluggers get an invitation to play a baseball game in a cursed small town. After the 7th inning stretch, the sun goes down, and the dysfunctional teammates find themselves fighting for their lives against a town of flesh-eating monsters! Now, it’s up to coach Casey Sullivan to put down the booze, step up to the proverbial plate, and help his team escape from being the next dish in the town’s terrifying feeding frenzy!
This 200 page, hardcover graphic novel comes with a set of trading cards and a print by Stokoe, all packaged inside a very handsome slipcase – well worth $50!