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Doctor Strange- Liz’s Review

In what may have been Marvel’s most high-stakes solo film to date, ‘Doctor Strange’ has been brought to the big screen, and they’ve held nothing back. The result is spellbinding. Like that other great left field outing Guardians of the…

Orbital Reading Lists: Green Lantern

A little different than our Batman Reading Lists, this Green Lantern edition isn’t so much a chronology as it is highlight reel. With an incredibly patchy, predominantly out-of-print back catalogue, what’s detailed below are four very different, but instantly accessible…

SPOTLIGHT ON: ALAN MOORE

  When you think of ‘Graphic Novels’, we’re willing to bet that even if you only have a passing knowledge of what that term means, the first name you think of is Alan Moore. There are few writers whose names…

ORBITAL READING LISTS: BATMAN – PART 2

Welcome back to our reading list for Batman trade paperbacks. As before, we’re breaking this down by storyline, in chronological order. What’s interesting about this period is the sheer amount of titles with which Batman story-lines crossed over. If a…

Suicide Squad: Liz’s ‘What If?’ Review

Like a bag of rainbow-colored candy that turns out to be mostly black jellybeans, Suicide Squad is a frustratingly mixed experience. Not simply because of the bad aftertaste, but rather because it gave you a flavour for the good stuff…

SPOTLIGHT ON: THE JOKER

There is no more indelible and iconic villain in the history of comics than the crown prince of crime. Making his first appearance in Batman No.1 in April 1940, the Joker was originally meant to be killed-off. But editorial intervention…

The Orbiting Pod Episode 212

Hello & Welcome to Episode 212 of The Orbiting Pod: The Official Podcast of Orbital Comics! This week, Robin & Michael enjoy the sun, and stack up the odds with Marvel Tsum Tsum #1, get one of their 5-a-day with…

SPOTLIGHT ON: HARLEY QUINN

Harleen Francis Quinzel, or Dr. Quinzel to you, first made her appearance in an episode of the Batman Animated Series. Harley has made a name for herself originally as the Joker’s squeeze (seduced by the clown prince of crime when…