But why does the orchid also feature on a stone slab that may tell of a forgotten Vedic legend? Who was the mysterious stranger who brought one to a remote village in the Hindu Kush, populated by those who are said to be descended from Alexander the Great? And why does Urkaz Grope want the legendary Trembling Sword of Tybalt Stone at all costs?
The Rainbow Orchid is classic adventure at its best. Strong and accessible storytelling with an involving plot and attractive, cinematic artwork, it enjoys a varied international readership of all ages and both sexes.
In 2013 a shorter Julius Chancer adventure, The Secret of the Samurai, was serialised in The Phoenix Comic, and eventually published as a book, with editions in five languages, by Belgian publisher BD Must in 2020.