Forged for War

Graphic Novel - 2011
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Orcs: Forged for War is the first graphic novel in Stan Nicholls' beloved Orcs universe. The fantasy landscape in this world is brutal and unforgiving, and populated by a race of unlikely protagonists: the powerful and violent warriors, orcs.

Orcs: Forged for War is an original story--a new entry in this series, not an adaptation of old material. It follows a ruthless and deadly cohort of warrior orcs as they fight their way free of the dominion of an evil human enchantress. Sitting on an exhilarating peak with high fantasy on one side and the thrilling, gruesome battlefields of graphic novel classics like Frank Miller's 300 on the other, Orcs presents the world of its ogre-like protagonists with technicolor violence and moments of unexpected sympathy.

Publisher: New York : First Second, 2011.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781596434554
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 NICHO
Characteristics: 198 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Flood, Joe


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Feb 03, 2015

Awesome story filled with fights and does a good job of showing how the Orc's live. The story shows them as thinking creatures instead of the beastly approach J.R.R.Tolken had to them. Also the author does have more books about them the series is Orcs which the library does have.

metalsox Mar 12, 2012

Pretty good story about Orcs. Yes you can read this without reading any of Stan Nicholls' novels but you might feel a little like you're missing something. (like I did.) Pretty standard stuff with really good art.

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