Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy, Denton J Tipton “Orphan Black: Helsinki” (IDW, 2016)
There are several different approaches to doing tie-in comics. As far as I know, the approach taken in Orphan Black: Helsinki is new to me. What they have done is to tell a new story in the world of Orphan Black that occurs in the margins of the primary narrative.
As the title indicates, this is a story that takes place in Europe. And for the most part, it involves characters that are new to this book. New clones! New clones!
There are a few characters that you will recognize, and the larger world dynamics are still the same. But it’s taking advantage of the great world building of the show to tell a new story.
I thought it was great.
If you haven’t seen the show, you’ll probably be pretty confused. But give it a chance. If you like this world & this style of storytelling, you will like the show.