After getting into some trouble, the orcs are in for a dangerous fight against some squirrels! Check out Orcs #2 by BOOM! Studios and see what this group of troublemakers are up too! 

ORCS #2 (OF 6)

Writer: Christine Larsen
Artist: Christine Larsen
Colorist: Christine Larsen
Letterer: Christine Larsen
Editor: Sophie Philips-Roberts
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: March 17th, 2021 

Previously in Orcs: Five Orcs have set off on a job and have left their families behind. However, their children are sure to get into a ton of trouble. Following a fool’s errand for King Hrogragah, they continue to fight off the fearsome squirrels!


The kids come up with a clever plan to bag the rodents while also taken their treasure of acorns. Realizing that they were sent off for a dumb quest, they return with the squirrels and let them loose in King Hrogragah’s home. Additionally, the acorns seem to have gold deep within them, making the orcs rich! After dealing with a broken tooth, King Hrogragah decides to banish the kids because the squirrels are on the Orc’s mountain causing trouble. They are allowed one final request, they want to hear the story of Drod, the great hero one more time. We get a glimpse into how Drod first joined Zamma and Wendy, but it sleeps this is just a guise for the kids to send their pet off on a secret adventure.


Orcs is fun with a ton of tongue and cheek humor. I struggled keeping track of everything. It has been a while since I read the first issue and I’ll be frank that I didn’t remember anyone’s name. Not that it really seems to matter but I really only got a superficial read of the story. It is almost easier to view the children as one main character rather than a full cast of characters. This is something I would hand to a kid to read and might get a lot more fun out of this than I would. It is full of charm and the story seems to be about underdogs. Good ideas here and an enjoyable art style. I do believe that this would read better in a trade then as a monthly issue for adults. 


This is a great story with a lot of great ideas, but I found myself lost a little bit. While I may have been confused, the story is still interesting, funny, and light hearted3.5 out of 5 for this story. I think this would do great in the hands of a younger reader. 

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Orcs #2 (of 6)

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Orcs is a great book that is designed for young readers. If you enjoy tongue and cheek humor then pick this book up!

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Christopher Rondeau is a storyteller based in Tulsa, OK. Finding himself with little work, he ended up creating a job as a Game Master full time on the internet. Chris spends most of his days reading everything he can, writing bad fiction, and watching old Digimon cartoons with his daughter. Sometimes you can find him Dungeon Mastering a podcast or streaming on twitch. Recently, he has completed his Master's degree with a focus on collaborative storytelling. Find out more at

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