Orc Stain

Orc Stain 4 (July 2010)

Stokoe’s colors might be my favorite thing about Orc Stain. I can’t decide. This issue is so incredibly luscious with the colors–One-Eye runs into a swamp witch who gets ends up getting into this poison battle with his pursuers. The colors in this battle are just amazing–Stokoe utilizes color in a popular comic in a […]

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Orc Stain 3 (May 2010)

Wow, seeing Stokoe do an all action issue is something else. I can’t really think of a more successful such issue (I usually use “all action” as a pejorative), but this one succeeds because of the art. There’s a lot of story inventiveness too–I love how Stokoe makes the orcs and their world really disgusting, […]

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Orc Stain 2 (March 2010)

This issue, Stokoe does quite a bit. Primarily, He introduces a crisis and resolves it. If he ever starts working for the big two, he’ll have to learn he’s not allowed to have an issue with so much content. But he also starts exploring orc culture–especially at the end of this issue, with the orcs […]

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Orc Stain 1 (January 2010)

I’ve been hearing about Orc Stain for a while. But I had no idea what to expect. I knew Stokoe worked hard on the art for each issue, but knowing he inked and colored his pencils himself didn’t tell me anything about the content. I didn’t even know there were orcs in it, not really. […]

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