The Order of the Forge 1

“I cannot tell a lie. I f**king hate zombies.”—G. Washington

Before he fathered a nation, young George Washington forged his legend in blood! Imbued with the mystical powers of America’s original inhabitants, George—along with his friends Ben Franklin and Paul Revere—must stop an evil governor who wishes to rule an empire!

So, “Order of the Forge” is not your father’s tale of the American revolution but it is a good one nonetheless.   Our story begins with a disagreement between a young George Washington and his father that results in the historic tree chopping albeit not as we’ve come to know it from the history books.  George also ends up enchanting the oft times left out ax with a mystic totem pole.

Flash forward half a year to find George sharing rooms with an equally rebellious Paul Revere where his honesty is cause for both mirth and malady for him and his friend.  The pair work as servants for the dastardly Lord Hammond who just so happens to be plotting to overthrow British rule in the colonies.  Soon we have Ben Franklin, a lightning storm, some highwaymen and your fair share of dismemberments.

Order of the Forge is a fast-paced, nail-biting, page-turner of a comic that will make even the most jaded reader remember why they started collecting comics in the first place.  It’s brilliantly plotted and drawn. Even Perez would be proud of the amount of detail Tazio Bettin fits into his panels. As soon as you finish you will flip back and read it over and over again, so buy two copies.

For more information about Order of the Forge or other great titles from Dark Horse Comics visit Dark Horse Comics.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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