Exclusive: KaBOOM! Announces ‘Orcs: The Gift’

Cover of Orcs: The Gift #1; comic by Christine Larsen, cover by Erica Henderson

We broke the news of Christine Larsen’s fantasy/adventure series Orcs back in 2021, and when the second arc, Orcs: The Curse launched, we had an exclusive preview of the first issue. Now we’re back with another Orcs exclusive: Larsen is embarking on the third and final series, Orcs! The Gift. Here’s the publisher’s description:

An alliance between Orcs, Crows, and Elves is the last thing anyone would expect, but times have changed since the defeat of the Wizard. 

The party grows larger as two of the Crows join our lovely band of Orc miscreants on a mission to steal a dragon’s hoard, but the fun can only last so long as the Wolf King’s grudge against the Orcs threatens a second War of the Beasts!

“I’m stoked to finally reach the culmination of this trilogy, where my characters are put to a true test, and I can test my own ability to balance the dramatic moments and the comedy of this series,” Larsen says. “I hope everyone enjoys this final arc as much as I’ve enjoyed crafting it.”




As with the first two series, BOOM! is publishing Orcs! The Gift under its KaBOOM! imprint. The first issue will be available in comic shops on December 6, 2023, with two covers, the main one by Larsen and a variant, seen above, by Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson.

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About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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