Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Welcome to The World Of "Orchid"

Dark Horse Comics' "Orchid" #1, available October 12, 2011, is written by musician Tom Morello ('Rage Against The Machine'), with illustrations by Scott Hepburn and a cover by Massimo Carnevale :

"...'Orchid' is the tale of a teenage prostitute who learns that she is more than the role society has imposed upon her. When the seas rose, genetic codes were smashed. Human settlements are now ringed by a dense wilderness from which ferocious new animal species prey on the helpless. The high ground belongs to the rich and powerful that overlook swampland shantytowns from their fortress-like cities. Iron-fisted rule ensures order and allows the wealthy to harvest the poor as slaves. Welcome to the world of Orchid..."

Each new issue of "Orchid" will be promoted with a new song by Morello.

"You get free music with each issue that comes out that will be a complete and comprehensive score by the end of the arc," said Morello. "In the graphic novel medium, you can be completely uncompromising in content. I want this to go toe-to-toe with my work with 'Rage'...

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