This time Tim and Mulele take on two submitted comics: Dawn of War #1, the latest Warhammer 40,000 comic from Ryan O’Sullivan and Daniel Indro, published by Titan Comics; and Snowcone City: Rocket to Pluto by Joseph Hewitt, from Polar Bear Comix.
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I really feel like Dawn of War was made only with fans of Warhammer 40k in mind. I agree it had a lot of flaws, and the previous story that wasn’t about the game was better, but I think you missed the point of the Orks (though that is probably no fault of your own but more that you are not the targeted audience, like I said, fans are).
Orks are a huge fan favorite of 40k, and it’s easy to think of them as just throw away stupid aliens that are just target practice. But they are one of the most interesting races in 40k, for instance, they are basically sentient mushrooms (yes, when they die they release spores that make more Orks). I won’t bore you with details into the history of 40k, but just wanted to let you know that the portrail of Orks in the comic isn’t something racist or condescending. The history and lore of them is one of the most complex and interesting ones in the setting.