The Morbid Anatomy Anthology by Joanna Ebenstein & Colin Dickey (Morbid Anatomy Press) $30.00 - 28 lavishly illustrated essays about the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine as well as death and the macabre. Topics include the catacombs of Palermo, books bound in human skin, …
Orc Stain TPB vol 1
by James Stokoe
Published by Image Comics
168p, sick full color, 6.5"x10"
This series is FUCKED-UP AMAZING.
Stokoe's Orc Stain is sort of like seeing Vaughn Bode do a Cheech Wizard Lord of the Rings comic - ONLY BETTER. It's a totally pustulating, pulsating, festering, fermenting landscape riddled with furious phallicidal orcs, infected wound color gradients, filthy, veiny critter-technology and bodacious 420 babes. The setting of total orc mayhem is built on a bloody, bawdy and perverse economy of chopped n' dried wieners and the constant bloodthirsty upheaval of horde psychology. Stokoe's protagonist orc, One Eye, is a badass safe-cracking renegade whose cavalier ethics and surly genius are the perfect vehicle to pilot into the shitstorm. It's really top notch world-building fantasy, full of indulgent excess and warty detail with brilliantly intoxicating storytelling to match. -EF