In a far flung dystropian society, where mankind and machine-kind coexist in an uneasy alliance overseen by a shadowy government, one man is reborn with the power to heal a people…ot destroy it. His name is Orlak. He awoke one day with no memory of his past and no plans for his future. His hands have been replaced with flesh ripping steel and when he sleeps, he finds them covered with blood. He is, in his own words, a puzzle with ten missing pieces. Collecting the stories from Caliber Presents, Orlak: Flesh and Steel, and from Calibrations.
Written by Ken Holewczynski and Rafael Nieves.
In a future society where the rules of society are enforced by an Orwellian society during the daytime and the gangs of rebellious youth at night, Orlak finds himself wandering aimlessly with no memory of his past life.
Having escaped from the retention area known as the Center, Orlak horrifyingly discovers that his hands have been replaced by metal claws. But this is only the beginning to Orlak's nightmare for he is suffering from black out spells and every time he passes out and awakens, he finds a dead body.
Is he a mad man or a murderer...or both?
Orlak is a story of mystery. It drops us into a future world that isn't bright and clean, that holds a terrifying vision....especially for one man. Orlak.
He is a puzzle with ten missing pieces...his fingers. Orlak's hands have been replaced with metal prosthetic ones...hands that could kill with the razor like appendages that came out of the fingertips.
Orlak discovers that he has no past. His future is unclear. All he knows is that when he sleeps, he wakes up next to a dead body. As Orlak tries to unravel his own personal mysteries, he becomes involved with a gang in the city. They have befriended him, yet he may have killed their leader. As he struggles with that situation, he must also come to terms with the escalating passion he feels for one of the members.
While these events swirl around his life, the essence of Orlak's quest is to discover his true self, to understand who and what he is. And once he does, he has to decide if he can live with it.
Orlak... Is he a madman? Is he a murderer? Or both?