Who knew Tom Morello
wrote comic books? His debut comic series Orchid
was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con
last night, and it's an "epic fantasy story set in a dystopian future infused with Morello's class conscious worldview and the politics of street terrorism."
Morello says "It's like Lord of the Rings meets Battle of Algiers...I wanted to craft a story that has the same visceral impact and political clout as the music I've been involved in."
And here are even more comparisons: Orchis is a 16-year-old street walker who is part Suicide Girl, part Joan of Arc.
Shepard Fairey did the cover on the left, and interior art was done by Scott
Hepburn (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic). It's a 12-part series, and the first one will be out on Oct. 12, 2011.
Morello has also written a score for the series as a soundtrack; the songs will be free when you buy each issue.