He courted scandal throughout Europe where he became known mostly for his controversial and radical ideas. Reich claimed to discover a palpable sexual energy, which he called “Orgone.” Reich was forced to move to America in 1939. In America, Reich founded Orgonon, a commune/laboratory located in Rangely, Maine. There he continued his research into Orgone energy. Reich claimed the energy was a panacea and was determined to prove it to the world.
Reich was abruptly persecuted by the United States government.
Reich tells the story of a man who lived with unwavering conviction in his beliefs and shows the potential danger of that conviction.
In issue #10, Reich's paranoia begins to seriously damage both his personal and professional relationships, leading to the resignation of two of his closest associates. Reich carries on, creating a machine that draws Orgone radiation out of the atmosphere -- and then finding a way to use it as a weapon. By the end of the issue, Reich's former lawyer has filed an injunction against him, and someone close to Reich is dead. Things are beginning to crumble. Reich's future grows less and less certain.