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Cerebus In Hell and Why Dave Sim is Great

The most recent series by independent creator Dave Sim (in collaboration with Sandeep Atwal), Cerebus In Hell, loosely continues on from his legendary, award winning series Cerebus. Very, very loosely. Though I think it’s probably the only way that such…

Logan- Liz’s Review

Just because a film is dark doesn’t make it deep; in the post-Christopher Nolan landscape of superhero films, ‘dark’ can just as easily mean ‘dreary’. Violence for the sake of violence is dull and unsatisfying; unwarranted angst comes cheap. But…

The Orbiting Pod Presents a Chat with Scott Dawkins

Welcome to another special episode of The Orbiting Pod Presents! Paul & Liz sat down with Scott Dawkins a VFX Compositor at Industrial Lights & Magic, to talk about how he got into the film industry, making the move to…

ORBITAL READING LISTS: BATMAN – PART 3

Welcome back to our extensive Batman chronology and reading list! These storylines, in my opinion, include some of the best Bat-books to grace our shelves and feature some the best creators in modern comics. So without further ado…   BATMAN: DEATH…

The Orbiting Pod Presents: Strange Tales! Stories from the set of Dr Strange

Hello & welcome to another special instalment of The Orbiting Pod Presents! Orbital’s own Paul & Liz were thrilled to have the chance to talk to 3 actors who had roles in the the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film Dr…

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…