Tom Morello unveiled his debut comic series Orchid, at San Diego Comic Con last night.   From Dark Horse Comics, Orchid is an epic fantasy story set in a dystopian future infused with Morello’s class conscious worldview and the politics of street terrorism.   “It’s like Lord of the Rings meets Battle of Algiers,” said Morello.   “I wanted to craft a story that has the same visceral impact and political clout as the music I’ve been involved in.”   Part Suicide Girl, part Joan of Arc – Orchid is the tale of a 16-year-old street prostitute who learns that she is more than the role society has imposed upon her.   When the seas rose, genetic codes were smashed.   Human settlements are now ringed by a dense wilderness from which ferocious new animal species prey on the helpless.   The high ground belongs to the rich and powerful that overlook swampland shantytowns from their fortress-like cities.   Iron-fisted rule ensures order and allows the wealthy to harvest the poor as slaves. This is the world of Orchid .

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