Dark Horse Comics has landed James Stokoe, the writer/artist/colorist/letterer, and his latest creator-owned comic book. After years of working on licensed properties and the occasional superhero story, and his Eisner Nominated Sobek Stokoe’s Orphan And The Five Beasts in March of 2021.
Orphan And The Five Beasts, billed as a love letter to the thrilling adventures and rich worlds of Hong Kong action films, in a kung-fu epic following an adopted warrior on a quest for revenge.
Announced exclusively by The A.V. Club, the miniseries’ four covers, which connect to form one jaw-dropping tableau of explosive violence and eye-catching character designs with a splash of psychedelia were revealed. While there is little more known about the series, there’s a fun story unfolding over the course of these covers, which start with more traditional kung-fu visuals before going into the really weird shit like a killer chef standing on the edge of a bowl of soup, surrounded by dismembered arms.
Given how dynamic this static image is, readers are in for a real treat with this book’s fight sequences, and the kung-fu influence should take the book to even greater heights.
Dark Horse Comics’ Orphan And The Five Beasts goes on sale on March 17.
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