Writer: Neil Gaiman
Art: Dave McKean
Letters: Todd Klein
What's it about?
Published under DC's Vertigo imprint, this is a book for mature readers. Historically, Black Orchid is a superhero, but this is not really a superhero book. Black Orchid is a plant/human hybrid and within the first few pages she dies. Then we meet the new Black Orchid. This new version is unaware of her origin, the previous Orchid's history and is totally ignorant of her place in the world.
This book chronicles her life from the moment of consciousness to the moment where she experiences acceptance and knowledge of herself. Along the way she comes across a lot or nasty characters, yet manages each situation with grace and gentle control.