Orphan and the Five Beasts #2

Writer: James Stokoe Artist: James Stokoe Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

A brave warrior, following her master's final wish, finds the dreaded bandit leader that used to be a hero-but is now a force of destruction that threatens all life in the valley with his indestructible legs and "Two Trees Bearing Heaven" fighting style.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Apr 24, 2021

    Orphan and the Five Beasts #2 is the second edition in to what will ultimately only be a four part mini-series. I almost feel as though Dark Horse might have been better off just putting this out as a complete graphic novel because there is so much packed in here that it might be overwhelming to try to remember from month to month. I mean, I will be getting the collection when it comes out because I want it hard bound as I plan on going back over and over. Get on this book now! Fight the beasts! Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Apr 27, 2021

    Business is about to pick up in Stokoe's Kung-Fu epic hero's journey. A violent, graphic feast for the eyes. This is exactly what I signed up for. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Apr 18, 2021

    Orphan and the Five Beasts #2 demonstrates the difficulty of finding fulfillment after completing a necessary task. Once the battle is over, what can be done to prevent mistakes aren't repeated? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 21, 2021

    This comic is unlike anything out there and I am happy for that. I wouldn't want it any other way. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Apr 20, 2021

    For me, Orphan and the Five Beasts #2 is exactly what I wanted from this comic book and if you are a fan of old kung-fu movies this is a must-buy. But, I can also see why some people may not dig the story or not be fully engulfed in it like I am. That is fine, everyone does not have to like everything. But, if you have aesthetics like me, then you absolutely must pick up this series. If you appreciate incredible comic book art then this deserves a gander as well. While the story might not be your thing, you cannot deny James Stokoe's artistic talent and it is always something to behold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 21, 2021

    If the remaining battles pack punches like this, then Orphan and the Five Beasts is well on its way to becoming an evergreen action comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 22, 2021

    Simply put, this new series is fantastic, and provides a perfect platform for Stokoe's striking visual style and quirky sense of humour. My only minor niggle about this issue is that we don't get a glimpse of (or even a hint at) the second beast, but that's more my personal greed and impatience talking. Ultimately, if you like action, humour, over-the-top violence and cracking artwork, I honestly can't recommend Orphan and the Five Beasts highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Apr 20, 2021

    James Stokoe's active, emotional art is a treat to see. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 16, 2021

    Orphan and the Five Beasts #2 delivers mixed results. While it opens strong, it soon devolves during its battle sequence, torn between the desire to be exciting and farce, while ultimately failing at both. Read Full Review

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