Comic Review: Death Orb #1 (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse Comics releases a cyberpunk kind of comic of Death Orb on its first issue. What happens if you take Jesus Christ’s cross upside down, then played Borderlands, and […]

Dark Horse Comics releases a cyberpunk kind of comic of Death Orb on its first issue.

What happens if you take Jesus Christ’s cross upside down, then played Borderlands, and then literary took some reference while playing Fortnite while drunk. You might find this comic quite similar to these kinds of cyberpunk and Sci-Fi genres. Death Orb takes you on a journey of a wasteland where the main character is searching for the lost mother of his unborn child which means she must be somewhere fragile with a pregnant child. But then all of this just leads to this “father’s” creation behind the whole plot of the story.

First of all, I’m kind of shocked that the father is trying to create the world, but failed in a miserable way and turned into a wasteland of chaos. Not the fact that he’s trying to destroy the world, then make it something that no one will ever survive. What are we talking about here? There are some people who survive, but Rider, the lone renegade would risk his life searching for someone, with his bike going around the public, he might get a chance to grab attention. This comic is another one of those Star Wars related references, where there are so many strangenesses going on, there’s always have a sense of sci-fi genre behind it. Like take it for example of watching Rouge One, then take a look inside of the upside down cross-town like, does it look similar to these kinds of cities on every Sci-Fi movies? Anyway, he met with some people who are trying to kill the main character, but who knows what they hold against him? But I wonder, how will he survive in order to find someone that he’s looking for?

The story has it more of a cyberpunk feel, and somehow I inspire of the world that the author is trying to make, it’s much more like Borderlands, but made from another planet. But I’m kind of lost to know why the artist made a cross that looks like a citadel upside down on the cover background of the comic? Does the comic worship of God? Imagine if you go to a nearby church like St. Patrick’s Cathedral and show that funny looking cross from the comic? Will the priests should be surprised or excommunicate you? The art is pretty interesting, besides that cross, it shows a lot of appreciation behind it because most cyberpunk stories turned to have an appearance of the future, like Legend of Korra, but this comic shows no limits to all the awesomeness out there. If you rather want to read a cyberpunk, Sci-Fi comic other than Star Wars or Mass Effect, then this is for you.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, currently residing in another country. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.