Review – Orchid #7

Script: Tom Morello
Art: Scott Hepburn
Colors: Dan Jackson
Cover: Massimo Carnevale
Letters: Nate Piekos of Blambot
Published By: Dark Horse

After Orchid, Simon and Anzio make the decision that they can’t leave Tomo Wolfe’s complex without Opal, they quickly see by the trail of dead and maimed bodies that Opal is quite capable of keeping herself alive. They arrive just in time to see Opal wearing General China’s mask, in the battle of her life with one of Wolfe’s hybrid beasts that is doing its best to end Opal before she slaughters Wolfe. Wolfe (that bastard) is showing how cowardly he really is, standing back barking orders at the beast. While all of this is going on Opal seems unfazed and focused. Who will survive, Opal, Wolfe or neither of them? Will particular actions have unexpected consequences that no one could have seen coming?

I know each month I rave about this comic and I’m happy to say that this month will be no different, but it is completely justified! This issue was spectacular. We learn so much in this issue about General China, Opal and why Orchid is going to be so important. This is issue was very sad, I mean sad to the point of tears. Tom Morello has an extraordinary way of writing speeches that are so full of feeling and which add an insane amount of depth to the characters. As with each issue, the art is amazing and captures everything perfectly. I think I might go out on a limb and say this issue was the best yet. It really gave the reader some deep insight into the story thus far as well as where the story is headed. Get inspired, read this comic!

Release Date: May 23, 2012

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Story:★★★★★ 
Art:★★★★★ 
Dialog:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★★