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?