Preview: Orchid #1 (Dark Horse)

Preview of Tom Morello’s Orchid #1 by Dark Horse

Orchid (Dark Horse)

Known for his musicianship in Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and The Nightwatchman, Tom Morello brings his talent to another media – comic books. In October, Morello unleashes Orchid #1, part of a 12 issue mini-series from Dark Horse Comics.

Morello has talked to several media outlets about his work on Orchid and is excited about the possibilities of what comics have to offer. Each issue also includes a free downloadable song that was written for it.

“Orchid is the tale of a teenage prostitute who learns that she is more than the role society has imposed upon her.”

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The Nightwatchman’s Tom Morello Talks About Orchid from Dark Horse

Orchid Variant Cover

Tom Morello, who gained fame as the guitarist in Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, and now his solo project The Nightwatchman, is currently writing Orchid – a twelve issue miniseries for Dark Horse Comics whose first issue is due out in October.

Each issue comes with a free downloadable song to accompany the story. Written by Morello, Orchid features artwork by Scott Hepburn, who has previously worked on Dark Horse’s Star Wars: Nights of the Republic.

Tom Morello of The NightwatchmanRecently speaking to David Malitz of the Washington Post, Morello hoped that Orchid exposes a young audience to a radical worldview, just like Rage Against The Machine did. He says:

"It’s set in a dystopian future where humans are no longer at the top of the food chain. And the gulf between rich and poor is unbridgeable. And there’s a lot of cool monsters."

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