Founded in early 2002, Orbital Comics has quickly become Central London’s favourite comic shop, stocking everything the modern comic enthusiast could possibly desire – from weekly shipments of imported comic books, tons of hard to find back-issues, small press releases, graphic novels and all the latest collected editions available.
Orbital is proud to feature the biggest and best selection of vintage comics in London. We regularly purchase collections and have a high number of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Modern Age comics arriving all the time. We also have a large section dedicated solely to manga and anime, filled with hundreds of English-translated titles and related merchandise – including PVC statues, trading figures and keychains.
Our shelves and cabinets are filled with vintage toys and collectibles frequently sourced from all over the world – in addition to T-shirts, posters, art prints and general comics related merchandise and paraphernalia. And we love to support the independent creators out there too, with a very well stocked small press, self-published and indie section.
The Orbital Online Boutique is a curated online store where you will find plenty of rarities, and maybe even that special something you have been hunting for years! Out of print comics, magazines and graphic novels nestle alongside portfolios, exclusive art prints and much more. With new stock being added all the time, the boutique offers a unique shopping experience that we are sure you will enjoy, and maybe find something that interests or amuses you!
Orbital regularly hosts signings and events featuring the current legends of comics. Our gallery has shown an unparalleled series of exhibitions, which often present a chance to pick up some original artwork and a real piece of comic book history. Check Orbital Events for news on upcoming events and to see some of the shining lights of the medium who we’ve been honoured to host over the last few years.
Uniquely for a comic shop, we have our own podcast network with a variety of strands. Orbital in Conversation features interviews & discussion with creators and stars from the world of comics, while The Orbiting Pod is your source for reviews of new releases. Plus we feature occasional specials like the popular Orbital Director’s Commentary series and more. You can find them all online here or subscribe to them individually via iTunes.
Orbital is very conveniently located in London’s West End, just a few seconds walk away from Leicester Square Station. We are open seven days a week, from 10:30 to 19:00 Mondays to Saturdays and 11:30 to 5:00 on Sundays, with an extra half hour every Wednesday and Thursday.