James Stokoe, the creative mind behind Aliens: Dead Orbit and Orc Stain, comes out swinging with the brand-new kung-fu epic Orphan and the Five Beasts!
Spurred on by her master’s dying words, the adopted warrior “Orphan Mo” seeks to find and kill five former disciples who now threaten the land with corruption from their demonic powers. Part Five Deadly Venoms and part surreal grindhouse, James Stokoe brings his knack for ultra-detailed fantasy and over-the-top violence to this classic tale of revenge.
“If there’s one consistent thing more than any other that’s been an influence on my work throughout the years, it has to be the incredible worlds and adventure stories found in classic Hong Kong action films. With Orphan and the Five Beasts, I’m looking to bring that love forward in a new fantasy comic that pays homage to the great films that have given me so much joy in life, while hopefully bringing something unique to the shelves.”–James Stokoe
Orphan and the Five Beasts #1(of four) will be in comic shops on March 17, 2021.The four issues feature interlinked covers illustrated by James Stokoe himself, so be sure to pre-order the entire series from your local comic shop.