Orc Stain Vol. 1

James Stokoe

For a million millennia the world has cracked and convulsed under the indomitable mob of the orc. Savage, bloodthirsty creatures, they are without number, staining nearly every corner of the globe. The mighty Orc Tzar, newest leader of the mob, marches ever north to find the lost organ of a forgotten god. Only a lone, one-eyed orc with a mysterious gift can find the key to breaking the cycle forever.

status Copy #1 (3733): in
genre Fantasy » Epic Fantasy
publisher Image Comics
publish date December 21, 2010
popularity checked out 23 time(s)


  • By Future Man -

    Uniquely disgusting and perverse fantasy world inhabited almost exclusively by phallus obsessed orcs, driven by their lust for conquest.
    Truly original fantasy territory and some of the most awesome comic art around!

  • By Alex Morrow -

    James Stockoe is a favorite of mine as far as art goes, and I have all the more respect for him as an artist and a writer after reading this one. He depicts a truly unique fantasy setting. Something I haven’t seen in ages. The sort of bio-technology angle is rarely used and more often abused, but he approaches it well.

    Overall: Funny, quirky, beautiful. Doesn’t strike me as “deep”, but doesn’t have to be.

  • By Thomas Duder -

    With a wonderful color palette and a penchant for the absurd and the violent, Stockoe gives us a new perspective on Orcs. Instead of just being masked mass-produced villains, we see them in a wonderful array of desires, needs, and culture.

    It’s also got penises (penii?) all over the place, so yeah – be warned. And their coinage, dear God…I winced as it was explained how they gathered coin of the realm.

    Rather brutal, I would suggest that this is what happens when you let Gremlins grow up and form civilizations of their own.

    Fun and violent, Orc Stain is worth an hour of your time…just be prepared.

    This graphic novel is truly dripping with dick.

    ~Thomas Duder, Author of the Things

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