Great story progression. Legitimate laugh out loud lines. Intriguing premise
Unlocked doors? George chosen or just circumstance?
Rating ( 9.1 )
- Total score
The Order of the Forge #1 is a new series written by Victor Gischler and published by Dark Horse Comics about George Washington using mystical powers, and an axe, to stop a madman seeking to form an empire. It opens up with George being questioned by his father about his whereabouts, and then receiving a lecture about his activities since he was seen with a milkmaid and not buys making connections with more prominent families. His father then proceeds to remind him about the cherry tree in their yard and what it symbolizes, and apparently this was one time too many as George storms out and takes an axe to the cherry tree. He’s so enthusiastic about chopping down this tree that the axe flies out his hands into the woods. When George finds it, it’s lodged into a strange totem pole. When he attempts to pull it out the totem pole he’s infused with a mystical energy not knowing what the spirits in the totem pole want. Frightened, he flees to Philadelphia where he becomes a servant to make a living. However, he can no longer tell a lie. Even though it’s been six months since the last incident, things will never be the same for George Washington.
The Order of the Forge #1 is an impressive, and at times humorous, start to the series complete with action, character development and story progression. The pace is just right, and the story build up has me intrigued about the antagonist’s goals as well as the true nature and extent of George Washington’s powers. It has nudity and curses so if that’s offensive to you just be mindful of that. So I’m hoping that what unfolds next issue is as enjoyable as this issue.
Writer: Victor Gischler
Artist: Tazio Bettin