Orson was created for a space program to Mars that never happened. Now, the hulking loner is making his way in a decrepit world dreaming of the life he was promised, only to accidentally get involved in a celebrity kidnapping scandal.
“The lead character is a genetically engineered man; he was genetically engineered by NASA to get to Mars, to travel that long space journey,” series writer Brian Azzarello explained to IGN. “Because right now, our bodies physically can't withstand the long space travel to get to Mars. We lose too much bone density, so by the time we got there we would have like a chicken bone. So this character has been engineered with thick skin and big bones; he's got the mass to make the journey. But, in this world, NASA doesn't exist anymore, so he's stuck on Earth.”
Welcome to science hell.