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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…

SPOTLIGHT ON: THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Although many of you may have only become familiar with the Suicide Squad in recent months, they have been a fixture in the DCU since 1959, where they appeared in the Brave and The Bold. Though their core membership has…

SPOTLIGHT ON: KIDS COMICS!

One of the long-standing problems in the comics industry has been getting kids to read comics. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? The original child’s medium, not being looked at by children. With many of us growing up reading The…

ORBITAL READING LISTS: BATMAN – PART 1

Based on the sheer number of customers we have on a weekly basis asking us “where’s the best place to start with (insert character’s name here)”… we’ve decided to start a series of reading lists giving you guys a broad…

SPOTLIGHT ON: SMALL PRESS DAY @ ORBITAL COMICS!

Since it’s inception, Orbital Comics has been an ardent supporter of small press comics and fanzines. Whilst many of our staff and customers are true super-hero and sci-fi fans, we’ve also discovered an interest and passion for the artisan side…

SPOTLIGHT ON 30 YEARS OF DARK HORSE COMICS

Hellboy. Aliens. Predator. Concrete. Sin City. Some of the most original and startling comics of the last three decades have come from the stable of one publisher. That publisher is Dark Horse. Starting life as small publisher owned by Mike…