Orcs #1

Writer: Christine Larsen Artist: Christine Larsen Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 10, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

*  For fans of The Adventure Zone and Critical Role, meet Bog and his misfit crew of Orcs as they adventure through the Known World courtesy of acclaimed cartoonist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time).
*  After being banished from their Orcish village by King Hrograhgah (it was a simple misunderstanding, involving an acorn-related prank!), Bog and his crew venture out into the world to seek their fortune, and hopefully find their way back home again.
*  Tag along with Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu and Gurh as they venture through the dreaded Eerieasallhel Forest, face off against Trolls, Gnomes, squirrels and more, more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Feb 10, 2021

    Orcs #1 is a delightful and energetic first issue. Larsen takes what are usually the monsters of the story and turns this into a hero's tale. A wonderful fantasy adventure is told in a way that makes it accessible to younger audiences while an older reader may still delight in the dialogue and mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Kyle David Feb 11, 2021

    Overall, ORCS! is a super fun book and just the right level of silly humour and adventure we need in these trying times. If you're a fan of orcs and sick of those pesky elves taking the spotlight then this is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 10, 2021

    Orcs #1 follows the same beats as your typical fantasy adventure, but Larsen's execution is delightful. It's a bombastic, unabashedly, unapologetically fun take on familiar. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Feb 12, 2021

    A fun comic filled with plenty of great characters and a wide world to explore. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Feb 9, 2021

    Orcs! #1 is a promising start to a series that is ideal for younger readers interested in fantasy. Larsen delivers a comic full of charm and fun in a story dedicated to the underdogs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Alex Clark-McGlenn Feb 11, 2021

    A fun and funny fantasy romp that promises a good time for lovers of the genre, who don't mind poking fun at a genre that is oftentimes so serious and dark in this day and age. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Feb 12, 2021

    Orcs! is part of BOOM! Studios‘ KaBOOM! imprint, focusing on stories for younger readers or those young at heart. The impression I was left with after reading Orcs! is that it had a good dose of charm and comedy to reel me in with art that had a pleasing aesthetic. It wasnt quite my cup of tea and thats fine because plenty will like what this book is. Maybe it doesnt have the action or combat I like in my fantasy books but as a parent looking to add to my childrens reading pile, these are the kinds of comics I love picking up because Im fairly certain theyd enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Feb 10, 2021

    Orcs is a very playful read with lots of tongue in cheek humor. Read Full Review

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