Review – Orchid Volume 1 Hardcover (TPB)

Script: Tom Morello
Art: Scott Hepburn
Colors: Dan Jackson
Cover Art: Massimo Carnevale
Published By: Dark Horse

This beautiful hardcover edition of Orchid Volume 1 collects issues 1-4. As an added bonus, Volume 1 also contains all of the codes needed to download the free songs by Tom Morello that originally came with each individual issue. Aside from getting one of the best new comics out there, there is a little piece written by Morello about his inspiration for creating Orchid and a few sketches of some of the main characters (a couple more pages of sketches would have been nice). This hardcover edition is a great way to catch up on this AMAZING series and it really allows you to dive right in and see what you’ve been missing. It was a treat to go back through and reread the story and rediscover Scott Hepburn’s phenomenal art. Whether you are a new or old fan of the series this book is definitely worth picking up!

Release Date: July 11th, 2012
Price: $17.99

Link: Pre-Order | Preview

  
Story:★★★★★ 
Art:★★★★★ 
Dialog:★★★★★ 
Extras:★★★½☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★★ 

Judge Dredd and the Dark Knight return this December from DC

DC and 2000 AD are pairing up for a special collection for fans of the Dredd / Batman crossover of the 90’s, even if you weren’t a fan or familiar with the books then, it’s still a great opportunity. The stories written by Alan Grant and John Wagner showcase some great art from talent like Simon Bisley, Cam Kennedy and more. As a bonus, the crossover will come in a hardcover and get a digital release domestically and across the UK and Ireland.

Notable inclusions to The Batman / Judge Dredd Collection:

  • Judgement on Gotham
  • Vendetta in Gotham
  • The Ultimate Riddle
  • Die Laughing
  • Lobo / Judge Dredd

December is a while off and it gives fans plenty of time to debate if they pick it up on hardcover or just download it for super portability. DC should have more info rolling out on this in the future as we close in on the release.