Release: April 2012
Writer: Tom Morello
Artist: Scott Hepburn
Store: Earth Prime Comics (Burlington, Vermont)
Image via Archonia.com
Orchid is set in a dystopian future. The title character is a teen prostitute determined to break out of the role society has set for her to build a better life. #6 begins in a gladiator pit but evolves into an escape narrative - always a compelling choice to my mind. Blood and violence make this story best suited for teens and up, I'd say.
Tom Morello is more famous as a musician than as a comic book writer. He is lead guitarist for Rage Against the Machine when they're all playing together and busy with other projects when they're not. For each issue of Orchid, Morello has composed original music. A password is included to download the music from his website. I love this idea! The music for #6 is awesome, too.
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